A New Fairfield father headed back to his native country of Guatemala on Wednesday.
This comes after his application to remain in the United States was denied.
Photos of him before he left were posted on the Save Joel Colindres Facebook page.
Joel Colindres, 33, lived in the United States for 14 years.
Senator Richard Blumenthal is among those lawmakers and activists who fought to keep Colindres in the country.
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