This undated photo provided by Felipe Montes via the Applied Research Center shows Montes and his wife, Marie Montes, and one of their three boys. When immigration agents deported Monte

 

              This undated photo provided by Felipe Montes via the Applied Research Center shows Montes and his wife, Marie Montes, and one of their three boys. When immigration agents deported Monte
This undated photo provided by Felipe Montes via the Applied Research Center shows Montes and his wife, Marie Montes, and one of their three boys. When immigration agents deported Montes to Mexico two years ago, his three young sons _ American citizens _ were left in the care of their mentally ill, American-born mother. Within two weeks, social workers placed the boys in foster care. Montes and his wife want the children to live with him in Mexico, saying they are better off with their father than with strangers in the U.S. He works at a walnut farm and shares a house with his uncle, aunt and three nieces. But child welfare officials have asked a judge to strip Montes of his parental rights, arguing the children will have a better life here. Such a ruling could clear the way for their adoption. (AP Photo/Felipe Montes via the Applied Research Center)