Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-McAllen) is re-introducing a bill to give deported veterans a pathway to citizenship.
“I think everybody agrees that we should not be deporting someone who wore a uniform and fought for our freedom,” Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-McAllen) said. “Many of these are highly decorated veterans who come back with high levels of PTSD, maybe get in a fight or altercation and the next thing you know they find themselves deported.”
The Repatriate Our Patriots Act is designed to protect certain veterans from being deported – while also providing them with a procedure to become citizens.
Congressman Gonzalez said deporting veterans needs to stop and believes a new administration improves the chances that it does.
Veterans that have been convicted of serious crimes will not be eligible.