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Biden administration formally launches effort to return deported veterans to U.S.

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Why were they deported in the first place ?

Were they not US citizens ?
No...they joined the military to gain citizenship but couldn't make it out of training due to not being able to pass background checks for various clearances. I'm not aware of veterans that actually served their term being removed.
 

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No...they joined the military to gain citizenship but couldn't make it out of training due to not being able to pass background checks for various clearances. I'm not aware of veterans that actually served their term being removed.

Gee for a moment I thought I'd find something Biden wanted to do that I'd agree with.
 

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No...they joined the military to gain citizenship but couldn't make it out of training due to not being able to pass background checks for various clearances. I'm not aware of veterans that actually served their term being removed.
Well that is just utter nonsense
 

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Why were they deported in the first place ?

Were they not US citizens ?
I guess not. It doesn't really make sense.

Part of the last paragraph:

"Typically veterans were deported because they were convicted of crimes. Veterans advocates have said that many fell into trouble because of post-traumatic stress disorder related to their military service."
 

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Typically veterans were deported because they were convicted of crimes.


I don't see a problem with deporting non-citizens who commit crimes. I don't care if they served in the military or not. If you want to be a citizen, don't commit a crime.

Maybe we could wave a misdemeanor, but no felonies. If you committed a felony, GTFO.


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Typically veterans were deported because they were convicted of crimes.


I don't see a problem with deporting non-citizens who commit crimes. I don't care if they served in the military or not. If you want to be a citizen, don't commit a crime

Maybe we could wave a misdemeanor, but no felonies. If you committed a felony, GTFO.


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Seems harsh. Why not simply give them justice equal to that of a citizen? They made a greater sacrifice than most citizens. And this is even crueler:

"Veterans advocates have said that many fell into trouble because of post-traumatic stress disorder related to their military service. But many of their relatives had no criminal records..."
 

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Typically veterans were deported because they were convicted of crimes.


I don't see a problem with deporting non-citizens who commit crimes. I don't care if they served in the military or not. If you want to be a citizen, don't commit a crime.

Maybe we could wave a misdemeanor, but no felonies. If you committed a felony, GTFO.


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Well, maybe reading about it more might help you on this.


You can’t access the VA for service related injuries if you’re deported.
 

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Typically veterans were deported because they were convicted of crimes.


I don't see a problem with deporting non-citizens who commit crimes. I don't care if they served in the military or not. If you want to be a citizen, don't commit a crime.

Maybe we could wave a misdemeanor, but no felonies. If you committed a felony, GTFO.


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I would say that depends on the crime. If their crime was shoplifting, vagrancy or smoking pot...they should not be deported after they served the country...if they committed a violent felony such as rape or murder, yes.
 

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No...they joined the military to gain citizenship but couldn't make it out of training due to not being able to pass background checks for various clearances. I'm not aware of veterans that actually served their term being removed.
that is bs. Most of them that were deported actually served in a war.
 

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Good point.

He could have been referring to your entire posting history.
He CoUlD hAvE bEeN rEfErRiNg To YoUr EnTiRe PoStInG hIsToRy.

I bet you thought that sounded clever.
 

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So Biden is letting criminals stay in the country just because they served?


He's even dumber than we thought.
 
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