This is terribly unjust and evil. It makes you wonder what this fascist administration will do if they are re-elected. Are furnaces far behind:
This case is not isolated. This administration doesn’t give a damn if you serve in the military or not. After all, Donald Trump is a draft dodger who routinely insults veterans. It’s about targeting immigrants of color:
Over the past couple of years, stories of non-citizen veterans being deported have made major headlines. As it turns out, there is a process in place that provides extra consideration for those immigration cases, but federal officials haven’t been following it.
It’s an issue that’s affected at least hundreds of veterans, but the full extent is unknown because of a lack of record keeping, according to a report released last week by the Government Accountability Office.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement not only doesn’t adhere to the policy requiring a service record review before deporting these veterans, they also don’t track how many of them are caught by federal agents or ultimately deported, according to the report.
Immigrants are good enough to serve in the U.S. military but are not good enough to stay in the country that they risked their lives for in patriotic service:
At a congressional hearing yesterday, Boulder Democrat Joe Neguse asked how it takes for a service member to receive a response to a request for certification of honorable service in order to submit their citizenship application.
Previously, an applicant would receive an answer in minutes. Now, it could take months — if they receive a response at all, replied retired Army Reserves Lieutenant Colonel Margaret Stock.
“Under today’s laws, most deported veterans only come home to America with an American flag draped around their casket,” Hector Barajas-Varela, director of the Deported Veterans Support House told the congressional panel behind tears.
“There’s no honor in bringing deported veterans home to be recognized or thanked for their service only when they die,” plead Barajas-Varela, an Army veteran who was deported twice himself before then-Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) pardoned and allowed him to obtain citizenship.
With more than 100,000 non-citizens having served in the United States military, lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship held a hearing Tuesday to consider HR 1078, the Repatriate Our Patriots Act, which would end removal proceedings for certain veterans and their family members.