Non-citizens And Military Service
Service members born in the Philippines, Mexico, Jamaica, China, and South Korea —the top five countries of birth among those naturalized—comprised 39% of the naturalizations since FY 2017. The next five countries of birth— Nigeria, Ghana, India, Haiti, and Nepal—comprised an additional 17% of military naturalizations from FY 2017 to FY 2021.
How do veterans get deported
“Foreign-born soldiers have served the United Statessince the founding of the Republic. Their dedication to the military and to the country they love – indeed, for soldiers who came here as young children, the only country they’ve ever known – matches and often surpasses the commitment of the native born. Yet for some, honorable service has been rewarded with dishonorable actions on the part of a system they swore to defend and protect. They are members of what is unfortunately a growing brotherhood – veterans of the United States armed forces who have been unceremoniously deported. Many are combat veterans who sustained physical wounds and emotional trauma in conflicts going back to the war in Vietnam. Many have been decorated for their service.But service records notwithstanding, the U.S. has seen fit to kick them out of the country, sometimes for minor offenses that resulted in little if any incarceration.What’s worse, their military service entitled these mento naturalization. Many believed they became citizens by nature of their service and oath –some were told as much by their recruiters – and were never informed otherwise.” DISCHARGED, THEN DISCARDED: HOW U.S. VETERANS ARE BANISHED BY THE COUNTRY THEY SWORE TO PROTECT