Dennis White hails from West Virginia and is married to a Mexican citizen. He is a student at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut. He served as an infantryman in the Army from 2006 to 2015. He deployed to OIF 07-08, 09-10, and OEF 10-11 Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or @css_dennis
Editor's note: Before publication, Task & Purpose reached out to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for a comment on the experiences Dennis White recounts below. A representative of the agency responded that White and his wife were "detected illegally crossing the border," but declined to comment further on their temporary detention. CBP's full statement to T&P; is reprinted below, following this essay.