Monday, August 06, 2007

Report: U.S. to deport Iraq war vet

An Iraq war veteran who grew up in the United States says the country he fought for now wants to send him back to Mexico.

He went to war a soldier but somehow returned as an illegal immigrant.

But the soldier says he is not going down without a fight.

By all accounts, Orlando Castaneda is an American hero.

He says "I loved the GI Joes i just wanted to be a GI Joe."

He spent 12 months in Iraq fighting for our freedom but then, just a few months after returning home, Castaneda received this deportation letter.

His wife, Annette, says "it's frustrating, it's frustrating when you see somebody give so much and get nothing in return."

His parents brought him to the United States from Mexico illegally when Orlando was just three years old.

Read the rest at WOAI