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"Fronteras" is a Texas Public Radio program exploring the changing culture and demographics of the American Southwest. From Texas to New Mexico and California, "Fronteras" provides insight into life along the U.S.- Mexico border. Our stories examine unique regional issues affecting lifestyle, politics, economics and the environment.
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Fronteras Extra: 'We Did Everything We Could To Honor ... His Sacrifice'
6 days ago
Mario R. Ortiz, district director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has been working for the agency for 30 years. In that time, he’s heard countless stories of inspiration from the immigrants he’s encountered while processing their applications for green cards or citizenship. Ortiz was particularly touched by a noncitizen he was not able to help. “When someone is not yet a U.S. citizen and they are killed in action, their family members are entitled to a posthumous certificate of citizenship, that on the day they were killed they became U.S. citizens.” said Ortiz, who received word of the death of a young Marine in 2005. Ortiz had a son in the service at the time, and was given the duty to present the posthumous certificate of citizenship to the young man’s parents. “That was terribly painful,” he said. It’s a process he went through again a few years later with the death of San Antonio Marine Sgt. Cesar Ruiz, who was killed in 2009 while serving in Operation Enduring
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