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Marine combat veteran, who suffered from PTSD, is deported to El Salvador

Marine combat veteran, who suffered from PTSD, is deported to El Salvador

Marine combat veteran, 38, who suffered from PTSD after returning from Iraq tour, is deported to violence-ridden El Salvador – a country he left when he was just THREEMarine veteran José Segovia-Benítez, was deported to El Salvador on WednedayHe left the country at three years old, and grew up in Long Beach, California Segovia-Benítez served in the Marines from 1999-2004 and was deployed to IraqAfter returning home with PTSD, Segovia-Benítez was convicted on multiple charges, included assault with a deadly weapon and corporal injury to a spouseFamily and advocates sought California Governor Gavin Newsom to pardon his convictions By Adry Torres For Dailymail.com Published: 17:34 EST, 24 October 2019 | Updated: 18:09 EST, 24 October 2019 An Marine veteran was deported to El Salvador on Wednesday – despite spending most of his life in Long Beach, California, and fighting for his country in Iraq as a Marine. Decorated war veteran José Segovia-Benítez served in the Marines from 1999-2004, earning him several medals and accolades for combat. But after returning from Iraq, the 38-year-old was diagnosed with PTSD and a traumatic brain injury.While he previously had legal status, he was ordered removed from the United States after serving his prison sentence. On Wednesday, Segovia-Benítez was expected to meet with his attorney, Roy Petty, at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] detention center in Florence, Arizona, on Wednesday.Petty had planned to go review documents to re-open the war veteran’s deportation case. By then it was too late was Segovia-Benítez was on his way to a country he left when he was three-years-old.  ‘Certainly, this is a surprise,’ Petty said, according to the Phoenix Times.’ICE kept his deportation a secret. They kept it a secret from him, me, his other attorney, and they kept it a secret from his mother. It’s not common practice. Generally, what ICE will do is they will notify the person so the person can make arrangements. They woke him up and put him on a plane.’ José Segovia-Benítez, who served in Iraq for the U.S. Marine Corps, was deported to El Salvador on Wednesday. His family sought Governor Newsom to strike convictions from his record  Segovia-Benítez, from Long Beach, CA, served in Iraq for the Marines from 1999-20
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