1. Crowd starts roaring and chanting when Jose Escobar arrives in the terminal, various family and friends welcoming Escobar
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jose Escobar, Returned home after deportation:
"But I knew once those wheels were hitting the ground I said to myself I'm back in my house, back to where I belong. That's when Mr. Green got up and we shared a hug, we shake hands and then he told me 'welcome home.'"
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Walter Escobar, Son:
"I mean, the day my dad was deported, me and my sister ran to the room, we were playing a game of tag, then we saw mom crying. Then, um, mama didn't want us to hear what happened because she knew it would make us very sad."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rose Escobar, Wife:
"The one I can remember is my graduation, the day I got engaged, the day we said 'I do,' the day we found out we were pregnant, the day I became a mom and gave birth to these two amazing kids. This goes down in that record because now we're whole again, we're a family. And we're not going to forget this day."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Al Green, (D) Texas:
"When we learned things about Mr. Escobar, we knew we were doing the right thing. No criminal record, hard working man, two beautiful children, hard working dedicated husband, buying a home, doing all the things we want people to do to succeed in this country. So, it became a real challenge for us at this point because we wanted to get this done."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Jose Escobar, Returned home after deportation:
"Personally, for me, it's like I get my family back for the second time because the first time I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to them. That was just, 3-4 in the morning, get up and pack your stuff, it's time to go home. I was expecting to go back to Houston and they put me on the plane. Next time I know, I was landing in El Salvador."
A 33-year-old father of two American-born children was allowed to return to the U.S. on Monday, two years after being deported to El Salvador during the first months of the Trump administration.
Jose Escobar was welcomed at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport by a group of supporters.
He was accompanied by his wife, Rose, and their two children, Walter and Carmen, who had flown to El Salvador in June to visit him. They were in El Salvador when they got word that U.S. immigration authorities had approved waivers that would allow him to return to the U.S. legally.
Escobar was a teenager when his family settled in the U.S. in 2001 with temporary protected status, which was granted to Salvadorans who were victims of earthquakes that year.
He married his wife Rose in 2006, the same year he learned that his family hadn't filed the paperwork necessary for him to renew his visa.
He was living in the U.S. without authorization, and an immigration judge ordered his deportation that year.
In February 2017, shortly after Trump took office and widened the priorities for detaining and deporting immigrants without authorization, Escobar was arrested during what was supposed to be a routine ICE check-in.