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He began as an American soldier, he’s now also an American citizen
"I’m ready to serve this country as best I can."
The path from immigrant, to soldier, to officer
"I always wanted to give back."
Freedom and Opportunity: A Togolese-American story
In West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea stands Lomé, a port of trade and transportation hub that is the...
I dreamed of becoming a Marine my entire life. Then I learned I was undocumented
"I couldn’t work legally. I couldn’t get a driver’s license. Worst of all, I was prohibited from defending my country."
War after the war: The long fight to bring our unsung heroes home
Only time will tell if we will make good on those promises.
Pledging allegiance from Iraqi interpreter to US soldier to American citizen
"I didn't have a normal and safe childhood ... I did this so my kids could live, and be safe"
Meet the refugee who escaped civil war and became an American soldier
At 20 years old, Army Spc. Poe Hsee understands selfless service more than others. Born into the ethnic Karen minority in Burma (Myanmar), Hsee fled to Thailand before moving to the United States when he was 8. He knew nothing about the culture or how to speak much English, but today he’s on his way to achieving U.S. citizenship while stationed with the Oregon Army National Guard in Kosovo.
President Trump can’t use $3.6 billion in military funds for border wall construction, federal court rules
“It’s past time for Trump to finally give up on trying to raid the federal budget for his wasteful and illegal project.”
From Mexico to the US Army, this recruiter excels at serving his adopted country
Staff Sgt. Roberto Morales, a recruiter for Superstition Recruiting Station, Tempe Recruiting Company, was born and raised in Mexico until he left for the United States at the age of 9
Immigrant Guardsman helps community while activated for COVID-19 response
U.S. Army Spc. Juan Herrera, 142nd Area Support Medical Company combat medic, helped spearhead a grassroots effort to deliver food to local families in need during the pandemic
A former war refugee lives the American dream as a Reserve airman
As a result of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, an estimated 40,000 Bosnian refugees immigrated to St. Louis, Missouri, in the 1990s and early 2000s. Tech. Sgt. Muris Secerbegovic, 433rd Maintenance Group quality assurance inspector in the 433rd Airlift Wing here, was one of them
Deployed soldier becomes US citizen
U.S. Army Spc. Daniel Rivera Romero, a CH-47 helicopter repairer currently deployed with Bravo Company, 628th Aviation Support Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, gained U.S. citizenship during a naturalization ceremony here, Aug. 25, 2020.
He was born in a village in Sudan. It took joining the Army to find his home
Seven years before he was granted U.S. citizenship at a federal district courthouse in Des Moines, Pfc. Fortytwo Chotper was learning English from American cartoons in a Kenyan refugee camp
He came to America to join the military. Then he sacrificed his life and became a community hero
On that fateful December night in 2017, he could have easily escaped the flames unharmed, but Emmanuel Mensah's overwhelming sense of duty to both nation and community propelled him back inside the burning building
I was in the wrong fight in Iraq. As an immigration lawyer, I found the right one
Editor's note: this post first appeared in November, 2016 I can’t remember the exact moment (if there even was one)...
He saved the lives of five US troops. Now this Afghan interpreter is an American citizen
Janis Shinwari is credited with saving the lives of five U.S. service members during his eight years serving as an interpreter.
US troops are still at the southern border, despite waning migration and COVID-19 restrictions
Roughly 5,200 troops are there to help find undocumented migrants, though apprehensions are at the lowest levels in years.
Man charged with recruiting Camp Pendleton Marines to transport unauthorized immigrants
The charge against Francisco Saul Rojas-Hernandez is connected with a scheme that entangled some two dozen Camp Pendleton Marines, at least 13 of whom left the Corps in the wake of human trafficking and drug accusations
Army officer’s mother deported as time runs out on her hope for a miracle
"I feel betrayed, to be honest ... the sacrifices that my mother and I have done for my country have been in vain."
‘The end is coming’ — A retired Army officer’s adopted daughter prepares for deportation
Hyebin Schreiber is getting ready to leave the country she loves — the one her father, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, fought for for 27 years
An Army officer thought his service would protect his immigrant mother. He was wrong
"I cannot eat, I cannot sleep, my life is on hold."
Army sergeant found guilty of arranging sham marriages between soldiers and foreign nationals
By marrying soldiers, the foreign nationals were seeking legal status in the United States to which they were not entitled.
Navy vet-turned-customs officer loses citizenship over Mexican birth certificate
Raul Rodriguez had worked for U.S. Customs for 18 years when internal investigators confronted him last year with a document he had never seen before: His Mexican birth certificate.
A Michigan-born Marine vet was turned over to ICE by local police. He sued the city and won
The city of Grand Rapids, Michigan will pay $190,000 to Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, a Marine veteran who was arrested by police and wrongfully turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials
Marine Corps has no record that suspect in Milwaukee acid attack was ever a Marine
The Marine Corps says it has no record of service for Clifton A. Blackwell, the 61-year-old Milwaukee man arrested on Saturday night for allegedly throwing battery acid on a Hispanic man while asking him, "Why did you come here and invade my country?"