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Army Veterans, Once Deported, Now Naturalized Americans!

February 20, 2023 (1 min read)

Julie Watson, Associated Press, Feb. 8, 2023

"After fighting in Afghanistan, former U.S. Army soldier Mauricio Hernandez Mata returned home with post-traumatic stress, which he says eventually led to getting in trouble with the law and being deported to Mexico — a country he had not lived in since he was a boy. On Wednesday, he and another deported veteran were sworn in as U.S. citizens at a special naturalization ceremony in San Diego."