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George Ybarra while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and holding his first child, George Jr.

Despite military service and clear documentation that George Ybarra was a citizen of the country he fought for, U.S. officials repeatedly challenged his right to be in the country, deporting him once and attempting to do so again a decade later. Ybarra was killed last week, not long after finally winning his immigration case. Read more»

George Ybarra while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and holding his first child, George Jr.

A Marine veteran who served in the Gulf War was transferred to an immigration facility in Eloy last week, where he faces deportation to Mexico despite a ruling that he is a U.S. citizen. George Ybarra has criminal convictions, but his family says he needs treatment, not banishment. Read more»