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PO2 Mike Vignapiano
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Hey, if they were okay to serve, then why can't they be given citizenship? I'm all for any US Veteran, from anywhere, becoming a citizen if they aren't a felon!!!
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I work for ICE and when we deport military personnel it's because they deserved it. We can't just remove them, it takes a Field Office Director (FOD= a 2 star general) to approve it. For example, the last Soldier we deported had molested and raped a girl under 14, I don't think even Audie Murphy would be allowed to stay after such crime. BLUF, we have to take the totality of the case in consideration before approve for removal by the FOD.
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TSgt Dennis Olson - most people just look at the immediate, like oh but he served not asking what crime did they commit. BTW I'm out of SBD.
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I didn't see the part of the story about people being deported for not doing paperwork on time. The vets had green cards, and were then deported for committing crimes that the green card laws clearly state lead to deportation. The other link was to a guy who enlisted using a fake US birth certificate. So I don't think it's a case of vets just being randomly rounded up and deported for no reason.

Congress will have to change the immigration laws to give the green card holders more leeway on lessor crimes that shouldn't lead to deportation. But so far, the republican house and senate has steadfastly refused to even consider any immigration reform at all. So don't expect anything to get done soon on this.
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SGT Nathan Huff
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http://www.npr.org/2016/01/13/462372040/service-members-not-citizens-meet-the-veterans-who-have-been-deported

the article is a good read. what we see is a pattern usualy created through PTSD and other issues that happen while in active duty during periods of conflict. I have met DREAMers who desire so much to serve the country they feel is there home. Yet due to poor choices of parents they cant get in with out falsified papers. There are those who feel such lies are for a higher calling and purpose as there patriotic spirit calls them to serve. So yes they have broken the law but in many cases it is in response to what they have lived through and or out of the desire to serve the country they call home. Now what they did is illegal, but if they had been citizens a very different result would of happened. Either way many should be given a chance to gain entry into the country. Honestly for DREAMers who want to serve I feel that should be a route to citizenship for them.

You are correct in what you said and also in the need for a congression stance change.
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SGT Nathan Huff
SGT Nathan Huff
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http://www.vvaw.org/veteran/article/?id=1248

Another good read on this subject
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