Since our nation’s founding, noncitizens have served in the U.S. military and fought in every major war. But in recent years, thousands of veterans have been deported by the very country they swore to protect. This is unconscionable.
Congress must act to assist noncitizen service members and veterans with accessing the citizenship they earned. Tell your elected official to support the Veteran Service Recognition Act today.
Those who serve in the military sacrifice for all of us, and many do so under the promise of expedited citizenship. Most are Green Card holders, yet bureaucratic hurdles in the military have impeded their naturalization. Instead, as veterans, many are deported and permanently exiled from the country they served due to a law that bars judges from considering military service in deportation proceedings and problems such as PTSD.
Take Action: Tell your elected official to support the Veteran Service Recognition Act today.