Trump and DACA: Don’t Forget About Immigrant Veterans Being Deported



With some Republicans and Democrats lining up to pass a legislative version of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)—the Obama-era program that protects young children of immigrants from deportation—many are forgetting about a group now more at risk due to the Trump administration’s policies: veterans.

Though many don’t know it, hundreds of immigrants—most from Mexico and the Philippines—serve in our nation’s armed forces. None are promised citizenship in exchange for their service.

On the contrary, when the government is done with them, they are subjected to the same risk of deportation as new arrivals sneaking across the border. If they break U.S. law, for any reason, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents can dump them back across the border to Juarez or Baghdad without so much as a “Thank you for your service.”

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