Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Discovering One's (Non) Citizenship Status

Today's NYT featured an article about Mario Hernandez, who has resided in the U.S. for almost fifty years and had served in the military and recently discovered that he is not a U.S. citizen. Born in Cuba, Mr. Hernandez and his family arrived in the U.S. when he was 9 years old. Since then, he has lived continuously in the country, served in the Army and worked in the public sector for many years, which required citizenship as a job requirement. Upon discovering that he is not a U.S. citizen, he applied for citizenship. His application was rejected because of false claims to citizenship. His case has been reopened.

Here's the link to the full article.



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