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After battling for U.S., Iraqi fights for American citizenship

Julian Polous was born in Mosul, Iraq, graduated from college and learned to speak four languages.

But he fled Saddam Hussein's army and found asylum in the United States.

He got a green card and joined the Army. He served an extended tour in his homeland of Iraq. He earned several medals, including a Purple Heart.

He passed multiple background checks.

Yet the United States is not ready to let him become a U.S. citizen. His application for citizenship has been circling in naturalization purgatory since April 2007, caught in a backlog of FBI name checks.

Read the complete story at kansascity.com

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