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A longtime Kent resident is being deported to Mexico.  A federal judge yesterday rejected a bid by Constantino Santiago to stay in the United States.  The Newstimes reports that the popular handyman and line cook at Kingsley Tavern will leave behind a wife and three sons, ranging in age from 7 to 19 years old.  Santiago, who illegally entered the U-S in 1998, has a month to appeal. The judge acknowledged that it would be a hardship for the family to move to Mexico, but gave more weight to the fact that the 43-year old didn't attended AA meetings after a 2016 drunken-driving arrest in New York, in which his wife and kids were in the car.  He was also arrested for DUI in 2008, and charged in Connecticut in 2015 with disorderly conduct for an alcohol-fueled argument with his teen son.  The children have varying degrees of autism.