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Perseverance Pays Off: The Saga of Jesús Contreras

January 19, 2023 (1 min read)

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News, Jan. 17, 2023

"[F]or 40 years, rain or shine, Contreras has faithfully tended to his duties — except for the 40 months he spent back in Mexico after being wrongfully deported. Poor legal advice and fierce resistance from the immigration bureaucracy to correct some mistakes cast him into a prolonged legal battle to regain what he had lost. Now, more than a decade after becoming a symbol of the need for immigration reform in a precedent-setting court case, Contreras will take the U.S. citizenship oath on Thursday."

[Hats off to Chris Keen and Ed Carter...and, of course, Jesús Contreras!]