Deported Army Veteran Miguel Perez Jr. Granted Citizenship After Governor Pardoned Him For 2010 Drug ConvictionGov. JB Pritzker pardoned Perez in August, opening the door for him to reapply for citizenship, which was granted this week after a new hearing on his case.
Deported Army Vet Miguel Perez, Jr. Awaits A Decision On Gaining Citizenship"I'm a little upset, let down, that a decision wasn't made today but just got to wait a little bit longer."
Deported Army Veteran Miguel Perez Jr. Optimistic About Bid For Citizenship After Pardon From GovernorPerez served 7 ½ years in prison for a non-violent drug crime, and was deported to Mexico in 2018.
Deported Veteran Miguel Perez Awaits Citizenship Hearing"Right now I'm with friends and family and that's the most important thing right now."
Deported Army Veteran Miguel Perez Returns To U.S. For Citizenship HearingHis deportation made national headlines after his citizenship application was denied because of a 2010 drug conviction.
Veteran Facing Deportation Over Drug Case Seeks Pardon From GovernorActivist pastor Walter Coleman, of Lincoln United Methodist Church, told the panel that deporting Miguel Perez Jr. would be a death sentence