A U.S. veteran who has served two tours of duty in Afghanistan could be facing deportation to Mexico, according to CNN.
Miguel Perez Jr. arrived in the U.S. with his family when he was 8 years old, the network reported. He enlisted in the Army in 2001 and served in Afghanistan from Oct. 2002 to April 2003 and May 2003 to Oct. 2003.
But Perez, who is in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Wisconsin, was convicted of manufacturing and delivering more than two pounds of cocaine in 2010, the network reported.
Last Wednesday, he reportedly began a hunger strike.
Perez told the network he worries that if he is deported, he wouldn't have access to the substance abuse and mental health counseling he requires.