Missing GI's Wife Faces Deportation

Feds may send Boston- area woman home to Dominican Republic
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2007 9:12 AM CDT
Missing GI's Wife Faces Deportation
A collection of religious items, flowers and photographs of Spc. Alex R. Jimenez are gathered at his mother's home Friday, May 25, 2007, in the Queens borough of New York. Jimenez, 25, of Lawrence, Mass., has been missing since a May 12 ambush about 20 miles outside Baghdad killed four soldiers and...   (Associated Press)

While the US military searches for MIA Army specialist Alex Jimenez, the US government may be looking to deport his wife. Yaderlin Jimenez snuck into the country from the Dominican Republic six years ago; Alex, who disappeared in Iraq with two other soldiers last month, had tried in vain to get his wife of three years a green card.

The search continues for Jimenez and comrade Brian Fouty, but the soldiers are feared killed after a third captive turned up dead. "I can't imagine a bigger injustice than that, to be deporting someone's wife who is fighting and possibly dying for our country," Jimenez's lawyer said. Jimenez is applying for a hardship green card, and Senator Ted Kennedy has reportedly taken an interest in the case. (More missing soldiers stories.)

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