Senator Demands Answers After Deported Marine Blocked From Entering US for Citizenship Interview

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An Illinois Senator is demanding answers from the Trump administration about the denial of a citizenship interview for a US Marine.

Last month, Roman Sabal was traveling from his home country of Belize to Tijuana, Mexico to attend an appointment with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in San Diego, California, The San Diego Union-Tribune previously reported. When he reached the San Ysidro Port of Entry in California with his attorney, Victoria Starrett, border officials reportedly turned him away.

Sabal, 58, came to the US with a tourist visa hoping to become a Marine. He joined the Marine Corps in 1987 and, at the time, told his recruiter that he was a US citizen. He eventually told the truth and was told at boot camp it was not an issue.

“I was told, ‘Don’t worry about it. You’re a Marine now. You’ll be OK,'” Sabal said, according…

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