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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Axel Runtschke is blond and blue-eyed. He hunts and fishes. He listens to country music and watches NASCAR. He spent three years in the Army, is married and has three kids.
He’s a regular American guy. Except that he’s an illegal immigrant.
And though he has been in the United States for 20 years after moving here from his native Germany as a child, he has been unable to gain legal residency status — even though he said the Army promised him they would take care of it
Runtschke could apply for residency based on his marriage. But that would require a three-year wait before applying for citizenship and would cost several thousand dollars he doesn’t have