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Five years later, Torres, now 30, can go home. He was interviewed and took the oath to become a US citizen on April 21 in San Diego. He benefited from a part of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act that makes people who have served in the military during times of hostility eligible for citizenship. The provision allows for regular criteria for citizenship, in this case lawful permanent residence, to be waived.
"It was strange because it happened that same day and it was really fast," says Torres. "I wasn't really expecting it to be that fast. It was a bit surreal."
You don't have to be a citizen to enlist in the military, just a lawful permanent resident. While people who have served in the US military are eligible for expedited US citizenship — more than 100,000 servicemembers have been naturalized since 2002 — the process had not yet been used for anyone who has been deported.http://tinyurl.com/zn9kbtl