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Deported Army Vet, Pardoned by Jerry Brown, Will Become US Citizen

By Amy Lieu, Fox News

A deported U.S. Army veteran from Los Angeles, who was pardoned for a crime by California Gov. Jerry Brown, was to be sworn in as an American citizen Friday.

“I’m coming home, ma!” Hector Barajas said from Tijuana, Mexico, the Los Angeles Daily News reported.

Barajas was a lawful permanent resident in 1992 as teenager. After high school, he enlisted in the Army and served in the 82nd Airbourne Division, the report said.

He reportedly could have applied to become a naturalized citizen, but he incorrectly assumed that his military service made that automatic.

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