Helen Beristain voted for Donald Trump even though she is married to an undocumented immigrant. In November, she thought Trump would deport only people with criminal records -- people he called "bad hombres" -- and that he would leave families intact. I don't think ICE is out there to detain anyone and break families, no," Beristain told CNN affiliate WSBT in March, shortly after her husband, Roberto Beristain was detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Roberto Beristain and Helen spoke to the media prior to his deportation.
"I think our President is going to keep all the good people here. He is not going to tear up families. I don't think he wants to do that. He just wants to keep us safe," Helen Beristain told WSBT in March. Today, Ansari said, she feels betrayed. In an interview with the South Bend Tribune, she recalled her husband saying, " 'He's going to get rid of the Mexicans.' " She told the Tribune her response at the time was that Trump would only deport the "bad hombres."
Following Roberto's deportation, the family lost their business.
Eddie's Steak Shed is under renovation and a change of ownership is also in the works. This comes after the last owner, Roberto Beristain, was deported back in early April. With renovations we'll see some cosmetic changes to the restaurant, but other than that a lot of the changes are unknown. We don't know if employees will be sticking around or not, if it's going to be starting fresh, or if it will go under a different name.