: 1 It’s hard to not get angry about Armando’s story. Armando is a Panamanian citizen who was a legal US resident for over 30 years, where he served as a staff sergeant in the US Marine Corps for 8 years. He comes from a large military family: his grandfather was a Pearl Harbor survivor, his father served in Vietnam, his niece is currently in the Navy and nephew serves in the secret service. He never naturalized as a US citizen because he never felt pressure to; Panama has a close relationship with the US and it was never an issue when traveling or passing thru customs. In 2009 he was pulled over as he was driving a coworker and himself to work. He did not know his coworker was undocumented, but how was that his responsibility in the first place? Regardless, he was jailed before being turned over to an ICE detention center. According to Armando, the detention center was hell with conditions so deplorable, he went before a judge and begged to be deported just so he could leave. While he could have fought his deportation, he could not afford an immigration lawyer.