The first American soldier killed in Iraq back in March 2003 was a Guatemalan orphan who had walked his way to the US as a boy and was serving in the Marine Corps in order to pay for a college education.
CNN has this week reported on the case of Mildred, the Guatemalan wife of a US Naval Petty Officer serving his third tour in Iraq. She came to the US illegally as a five year-old and now faces deportation. The couple have a twenty month-old son.
Back in June Specialist Alex Jimenez went missing in Iraq (presumed kidnapped by insurgents), since when his wife has also faced the threat of deportation:
Update: Britain, on the other hand, appears to want to do the decent thing, having offered asylum to a number of translators who have worked with our forces in Southern Iraq.