Deported Veterans Amendment Fails In Congressional Committee

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A “No” is given to a U.S. House Amendment supporting deported veterans.

The measure proposed by Rio Grande Valley Congressman Vicente Gonzalez who testified before the house rules committee. Gonzalez hoped the amendment would be added to an existing bill on veterans.

“All of these veterans qualify for citizenship and have earned it in the most profound way. The failure to attend citizenship is not the fault of these veterans. Many were mislead by overzealous recruiters into believing they were citizens after taking the oath of service. Many of these honorably discharged veterans are highly decorated and all have clean records prior to service.”

Congressman Gonzalez’s proposed amendment made clear that qualifying veterans could not have a record. He is disappointed the committee did not see it his way, but hopes to re-introduce the measure at another time.

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