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Deported Veterans Are ‘Dilemma of Conscience’ for US, Panel Told

June 29, 2022, 8:59 PM

Lawmakers are aiming to advance legislation to streamline the process for granting citizenship to veterans and service members after federal officials called for improvements.

Representatives of the Veterans Affairs, Defense, and Homeland Security departments laid out their efforts to create a faster naturalization process for veterans, reach out to noncitizen veterans, and help immigrant veterans receive government benefits during Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing.

“The issue of removing veterans from the United States is not just a legal or administrative challenge; it is a dilemma of conscience,” Debra Rogers, director of the Immigrant Military Members and Veterans Initiative, said in ...