The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a call this week for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to “ensure that veterans receive appropriate levels of review before they are placed in removal proceedings.”
Throughout history, non-citizens have served in significant numbers and roles in the U.S. armed services, going back all the way to the Revolutionary War. Today’s non-citizen soldiers, seamen, and airmen continue to fill a necessary role in helping to maintain our military force requirements.
In today’s enlivened job market, with military recruiting numbers falling short of goals, immigrants are counted on to fill the gaps, to maintain DoD readiness levels.
In return for their sacrifices, it’s essential to live up to the nation’s obligations to those who have volunteered to serve in the defense of the country. Up front, the recruitment of qualified immigrants involves offering a path to citizenship or legal residency status, as well as providing those veterans with additional deportation protections.
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