Yaderlin Jimenez, like her husband, is a native of the Dominican Republican, but she entered the U.S. illegally prior to marying him in 2004. She has been listed for deportation despite being married to a naturalized U.S. citizen because she did not apply for a green card.Jimenez, 25, of
Their lawyer, Matthew Kolken, says that while Yaderlin, who is 22, wouldn't normally be eligible for a green card, her husband was seeking a hardship waiver for her.
"I can't imagine a bigger injustice than to deport someone's wife who is fighting and possibly dying for our country."The Army asked that deportation proceeding be halted because Jiminez is MIA and an immigration judge has put temporary stop to the deportation proceedings. Yaderlin is said to be living with family in
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