There’s so much about the Trump administration that was utterly despicable. But close to the top was Herr Miller’s crusade to deport undocumented veterans of the U.S. military. Any conceivable talk about “respecting veterans” that Republicans love to engage in should permanently fall by the wayside, but of course it won’t because it’s all just rhetoric backed with nothing anyway. But my god, deporting veterans? Anyway, this is one problem the Biden administration is trying to fix:
The Biden administration unveiled plans Friday to bring hundreds, possibly thousands, of deported veterans and their immediate family members back to the United States, saying their removal “failed to live up to our highest values.”
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas ordered his department’s immigration agencies to “immediately” take steps to ensure that military families may return to the United States. He said the department would also halt pending deportation proceedings against veterans or their immediate relatives who are in the United States, and clear the way for those who are eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship.
“The Department of Homeland Security recognizes the profound commitment and sacrifice that service members and their families have made to the United States of America,” Mayorkas said in a statement Friday. “We are committed to bringing back military service members, veterans, and their immediate family members who were unjustly removed and ensuring they receive the benefits to which they may be entitled.”
President Biden had promised on the campaign trail to direct DHS during his first 100 days in office to stop targeting veterans and their families for deportation and to create a process for veterans deported by the Trump administration to return to the United States.
Again, it’s just an outrage that we have to spend time and energy fixing the policies of racist moral reprobates. But that’s where we are. When it comes to “supporting the veterans” and “throwing out the brown people,” let there be no question what Republicans will choose.