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Area graduate faces deportation

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Can't understand why his adopted country doesn't want him

The way you look at U.S. immigration policy may change in the next few moments.

Meet Matt Kaminski. He's about to get deported.

He is not illegal in any way - he's followed U.S. immigration law to the letter, and would happily become a United States citizen.

He's no migrant and he's not uneducated - he went to high school at Sioux Central and co-captained the football team there, and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with honors. He has a good job with the Minolta company that he's held ever since.

He's broken no law. He speaks English beautifully with barely a hint of an accent. He pays his taxes in this country, gladly, has a Social Security card and like any other young businessman might, he is working on a good credit history, paying off school loans, and enjoying life with a pretty girlfriend, lots of friends, and his high hopes to rise up the education and career ladder.

And he's about to become, in the eyes of the government, an illegal alien. He's on the verge of being deported.

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