Target: Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, Trey Gowdy
Goal: End the deportation of U.S. military veterans.
The U.S. government has been deporting immigrants who have served time in the U.S. military. Many of these veterans have been deployed and fought for our country in places such as Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq. When these people are fighting for America, they are treated as Americans, and this should not change just because their time in service has ended.
Naturalization used to be a part of basic training, but the laws have changed. This has resulted in many soldiers who are green card holders going to war for the U.S. These men and women have represented America and risked their lives for this country. Yet, once they leave the service, they are no longer treated as citizens. If they run into any trouble with the law, no matter how minor, they are deported. Rather than being granted due process, these veterans are instead separated from their families and sent back to a country that they often no longer know after residing in and fighting for the U.S. for so long.
The deportation of hundreds, if not thousands, of military veterans is unacceptable. These men and women have served our country in ways that most Americans haven’t, and yet they are being unceremoniously banished from the country they fought for without any legal recourse. Please sign the below petition to support and defend our military veterans from deportation.
Dear Chairman Gowdy,
I am writing to implore you and your subcommittee to make any effort possible to end the deportation of U.S. military veterans. Our government has been deporting hundreds, if not thousands, of veterans who have fought for our country in places such as Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq. It is deplorable that these men and women have fought for our country and are treated like citizens while they are in uniform but only to be treated much differently once their time of service has ended.
Now that naturalization is no longer a part of basic training, many green card holders have been sent to fight for and represent America around the world. Once they are no longer in uniform, these individuals are treated unfairly if they run into any sort of trouble with the law, no matter how minor. Rather than being granted due process, these veterans are instead separated from their families and sent to countries that they may no longer know.
Deporting veterans who have fought for and defended our country should not be tolerated. These individuals have served our country in ways that most Americans haven’t, and they deserve to have access to the same legal rights as American citizens, including the right to due process. Please try to ensure that this practice is stopped and that we no longer banish military veterans from the country they have valiantly served.
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