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Great Bend man gets green light on Green card

Angel Armendariz-Galindo came to the United States when he was less than a year old and has lived in Barton County for most of his life. On Thursday, a judge approved his application for a Green card.

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Angel Armendariz-Galindo wasn’t born in Great Bend; his family left Mexico when he was 10 months old. But, like Nobel Prize winner Jack Kilby, he claimed Great Bend as his boyhood home, and graduated from high school here. Now, after wrangling with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for nearly four years, the 23-year-old man is on the verge of getting his Green card.

During an immigration court hearing Thursday in Kansas City, a judge granted Armendariz-Galindo’s application to stay in the United States and become a permanent resident.

Soon he should be able to get a permanent residency ...

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