Local veteran fighting deportation

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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

A United States Army veteran is battling to return his family to the United States after they were deported to Italy.

On Tuesday, Arnold Giammarco will file a federal lawsuit to force the United States government to act on a citizenship application he filed more than 30 years ago.

He was deported back to his native Italy last year over drug possession and larceny convictions.

Officials said his citizenship application was never completed.

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