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I have lived here all my life, arriving legally at age 3 with my parents and a 2 year old brother back in the late 1950's. I am a US citizen as are my parents, and other sisters born here. My brother, however never became a US citizen because he too thought he was one. Back in 2002 he got in trouble with the law, arrested, and was deported.
He was here in the US LEGALLY (he had a green card) yet he got deported???? He had never visited the country (Costa Rica). He didn't know how to speak Spanish, he didn't know the culture. He didn't know any distant relatives that might have helped him and they did not know him.
He has been unable to come back to his country!
He has 6 kids, 8 grandkids, a wife, parents, cousins, siblings, and all of them US citizens.
We miss him! and don't know if he will ever be able to return. He is in his 50's!
Having a green card, being legal is NOT a guarantee you can stay!
posted 2 years, 8 months ago
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