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JAN 18, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Disabled man allowed citizenship; family denied

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In the little, tidy living room in a house off Stassney Lane, Nicolasa Velasquez raised the right hand of her older brother, looked immigration officials in the eye and pledged on his behalf to defend the U.S. Constitution. According to federal officials, they are of Mayan descent, born and raised in Guatemala. The oldest, Antonio Velasquez, 43, fled Guatemala in 1995 to escape the threat of persecution that endured in the aftermath of a Cold War-era regime led by a dictator convicted earlier this year in Guatemalan courts for the genocide of indigenous people. In ... Read More

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