American Wins Ten-Year Battle For Citizenship
"Nothing, not the threat of deportation, not the ensuing 10-year legal battle, not even six years in the Batavia detention center, made Carlos Garcia waver. Even while representing himself – he didn’t get a lawyer until a federal appeals court appointed one eight years into his case – he never gave up on his dream of becoming a U.S. citizen. Three weeks ago, federal immigration officials finally relented and, after a decade-long battle to deport Garcia, reversed themselves and agreed to grant him citizenship." - Buffalo News, May 16, 2013.
2009 court decision here.
2011 court decision