Photo: Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP

The man who called himself Eagle labored over his answers.

Becoming an American citizen requires a lot of questions. There's the basic: employment, spouse, family. Then there are the ones that get down to the nitty gritty.

Have you ever been a member of or associated with a terrorist organization? Were you ever involved with genocide? Were you ever a member of, serve in, help or participate in a military unit?

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No One Left Behind photo by Mica Varga.

When he arrived in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Dec. 7, with his wife, and five young children, Thomas, an Iraqi translator who served with American troops from 20032006, envisioned new beginnings in their new home.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill

When Aseel Salman stepped onto the yellow footprints at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, on July 22, 2013, she took another step down a long road of service to the United States.

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