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View Diary: Overnight News Digest 08/23/2013 (67 comments)

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  •  Citizenship (6+ / 0-)

    According to the WaPo story, "Veterans are divided on this issue."

    “We hold all military veterans in high regard, but if following our nation’s laws is a requirement for any guest to remain in our country, then that’s the law,” said Joe Davis, a spokesman for the nation’s largest veterans group, the Veterans of Foreign Wars. “An honorable discharge is not a free pass.”
    If these vets had gotten citizenship for their service, however, then they wouldn't haven been deported.

    In the case of Tepeyac, he made more than one mistake:

    Of all Tepeyac’s mistakes, one he especially regrets is not applying for citizenship when he was eligible. If he had, he would not have been deported.
    He got "lucky", I guess, with the amnesty Reagan provided, but blew it.

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