Chester Henry was a U.S. citizen born in Calgary Alberta. He lived the last 30 years of his life in Hoquiam, Washington, together with his pug dogs. Chester lived nearly all of his life not knowing that he was a U.S. Citizen as well as a Canadian citizen. He died recently in Olympia, at age 85.

Chester came to Seifert Law Offices after having been challenged by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, who thought that he should not be allowed back into the country where he had been living so many years. Border Patrol was right in one way — Chester had no proof that he had any right to be in the U.S. Seifert Law Offices helped Chester’s family establish that he had a right to claim full benefits of U.S. citizenship. Documents were gathered from the State of Pennsylvania (from a town that no longer exists!) and from Calgary Alberta, to submit to the U.S. Department of State. On the third try, the U.S. Passport office finally issued Chester the passport he requested, showing that without any question, Chester was a U.S. citizen.

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