This is a very heartbreaking story, but I am a little confused. I think the story as reported is missing some information. A lot of my facebook friends have been posting it as if ICE has just started acting like assholes under Trump, which of course is not true.
My feeling is...WHY did the lawyer file this? Any other immigration lawyers in here? If the father didn’t have a qualifying relative (cannot be children FYI) for a I-601A waiver...(or I-601 waiver) then there was no way he could have obtained a green card. I have had to tell so many people that were excited about their children turning 21 that they still cannot file without a QR.