Union-Tribune: Military service leads to U.S. citizenship

cr: San Diego Union-Tribune

cr: San Diego Union-Tribune

By Tatiana Sanchez

Daniel Torres, an unauthorized immigrant who enlisted in the Marine Corps using a false birth certificate, became an American citizen on Thursday. He is likely the first unauthorized immigrant to become a citizen by way of his military service, some advocates say.

Immigrant Felons And Deportation: One Grandmother’s Case

Maria Sanchez is a 63-year-old widow, grandmother of three and a legal permanent resident who has lived and worked in Sonoma County, Calif., for more than 40 years.

But she has also come close to being deported. Four years ago, Sanchez was almost separated from her family here in the U.S. for a crime she committed in the late 1990s. Hers is a story that brings up one of the most volatile issues in this election season — immigration, and by extension, deportation.

President Obama has said he wants to prioritize the deportation of immigrants with criminal records. In 2014, he stressed that immigration agents would target “felons, not families.” Sanchez’s situation, however, reveals that some immigrant felons are not what they seem. And many may still have a strong case for remaining in the United States.

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  • Documentos relacionados con cargos penales, de inmigración, sentencias, u
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  • Historial de domicilios y trabajos por los últimos 5 años
  • Datos de sus hijos: fecha de nacimiento, domicilio, y #A de residencia
  • Fechas de matrimonios y divorcios de usted y de su actual cónyuge
  • Fechas de viajes hechos fuera del país por los últimos 5 años
  • Money order de $680 y dos fotos para pasaporte de Estados Unidos

Traiga lo siguiente si desea solicitar una excepción de pago:

  • Impuestos más recientes y talones de cheques por los últimos 3 mese
  • Carta en inglés de beneficios públicos que actualmente recibe
  • Comprobantes de ingresos mensuales

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  • List of home addresses and employment for the last 5 years
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