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Circuit Court: Sandinista Government and Immigration Statuss

circuit court: He successfully sought a year later to change his status to lawful permanent resident, according to Metro News. He was living in south Florida in December 2013 when he got a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement notification that said he was subject to deportation because he had committed two or more crimes involving moral turpitude. Roger Ricardo Alfaro, a U.S.-trained Contra rebel who fought to overthrow the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua in the 1980s, fled to the U.S. and was admitted on a tourist visa in 1981. When he challenged that, ICE added another charge, saying he had wilfully lied on his 1982 application to adjust his immigration status, according to a July 13 opinion from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. At some point in 1980, he and some other Contras were moving five Sandinista prisoners of war who were handcuffed and chained together when one of the other Contras killed one of the prisoners who tried to escape. The government said Alfaro had lied when he answered no to a question on the application that asked whether he'd ever been arrested, convicted, or confined to prison, the opinion says. ( As reported in the news.