Former Guatemalan Special Forces Soldier Sentenced to 10 Years for Making False Statements on Naturalization Forms

Gilberto Jordan was found guilty by Florida’s U.S. District Court for illegally obtaining his U.S. citizenship and human rights violations for his participation in the massacre at Dos Erres, Guatemala. Jordan was a part of the Guatemalan special forces patrol who raided Dos Erres in 1982 looking for stolen rifles and guerrillas. The patrol searched all the houses for the weapons and systematically killed the men, women and children. When applying for his U.S. citizenship in 1996 Jordan denied he had ever been a part of the military or committed any crimes and later in 1999 continued to deny any dishonesty on his application during his application review. At the court sentencing, Jordan’s citizenship was revoked.

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