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Decorated Army vet earns citizenship after facing deportation

Veteran Yea Ji Sea walks with ACLU Attorney Sameer Ahmad and is met with applause after becoming a US citizen.
Veteran Yea Ji Sea walks with ACLU Attorney Sameer Ahmad and is met with applause after becoming a US citizen.
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Yea Ji Sea moved to the United States from South Korea when she was 9. She spent more than four years in the military and earned multiple medals before she was honorably discharged a few weeks ago.

She was in the country illegally. That's when her fight for citizenship go serious.