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August 13, 2018

Government Has Refused for Two Years to Act on Application for Medal-Winning Soldier

LOS ANGELES — Yea Ji Sea, 29, a Korean-American woman recently given an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army after four years of meritorious service, is in danger of being deported because the Trump administration has not acted upon her 2016 citizenship application. At a hearing in federal court on Tuesday (8/14), ACLU Foundation of Southern California attorney Sameer Ahmed will ask the court to order the government to issue a decision on the application as soon as possible.

For more information about the case, see the ACLU SoCal press release: Also, see this Washington Post article:

WHAT: Federal Court Hearing: the ACLU SoCal will ask the court to order the government to act on the citizenship application of recently discharged Army Specialist Yea Ji Sea. Sea, who lives in the Los Angeles area, will attend the hearing. There will be opportunities afterward to interview her.

WHO: Yea Ji Sea – Citizenship applicant
Sameer Ahmed – ACLU SoCal Staff Attorney

WHEN: Tuesday, August 14. Hearing is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

WHERE: First Street U.S. Courthouse
350 W 1st St., Courtroom 5A
Los Angeles, CA 90012