Immigration

A false statement on an immigration form leads to war crimes allegations for former Hopkins mail room worker

A false statement on an immigration form leads to war crimes allegations for former Hopkins mail room worker

Jose Ortiz Morales has led a very quiet life since crossing into the Texas illegally in 1988. The Guatemala native made his way to Washington D.C., settled in Prince George's County and held a series of forgettable jobs, including 13 years in the mail room at Johns Hopkins University. 

He has not received so much as a traffic ticket, according to online state court records. 

Along the way he applied for a green card as a permanent legal resident. In 2006, he filled out the application for U.S. citizenship. Under oath, on the form, Morales omitted a key incident from his past: his alleged war crimes.

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