At age 31, Nixon Arias cut a profile similar to many unauthorized immigrants in the United States. A native of Honduras, he had been in the country for more than a decade and had worked off and on for a landscaping company for nine years. The money he earned went to building a future for his family in Pensacola, Fla. His Facebook page was filled with photos of fishing and other moments with his three boys, ages 3, 7 and 8.
Nixon Arias worked off and on for a Florida landscaping company for nine years before a legitimate injury at work resulted in his arrest, prosecution and deportation to Honduras.
But in November 2013, that life began to unravel.