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By Ed White 

ACLU: Government mistakenly wanted to deport US veteran

 

January 17, 2019



DETROIT (AP) — A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan, lawyers said Wednesday.

Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, 27, lives in the Grand Rapids area. He was released on Dec. 17 from a detention center in Calhoun County after personal records were provided to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.

"Why did they think he was a noncitizen? Did they get him confused with someone else? Who knows," ACLU attorney...



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