U.S. Soldier's Wife Avoids Deportation

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The wife of a soldier missing in Iraq has obtained papers for permanent residency in the United States. Yaderlin Hiraldo Jimenez entered the United States illegally and was facing deportation. Those proceedings were stopped when word came that her husband had been captured.

DEBBIE ELLIOT, host:

A woman whose soldier husband was captured in Iraq got some good news this weekend but not about her husband. Yaderlin Hiraldo Jimenez received papers for permanent residency in the United States. A native of the Dominican Republic, she entered the U.S. illegally through Mexico six years ago. She was facing deportation, but those proceedings were stopped after her husband, Army Specialist Alex Jimenez, was reported missing when his unit was attacked in May.

The attorney for Mrs. Jimenez says now that her immigration problems have been solved, her focus is completely dedicated to her hope and desire that she's going to see her husband again.

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