The Trump administration’s continued attacks on immigrants mean that servicemembers, veterans, and their family members are at risk of deportation. Last June the Department of Homeland Security repealed “Parole in Place,” a policy that prevented deportation of family members of active duty military members, veterans, and reservists. Previously, federal immigration officials allowed servicemembers and veterans the time to pursue paths to legal residency for both themselves and their family members without fear of disruption and separation.
Removing this protection is cruel and inhumane and it is a slap in the face to those who have borne the brunt of our often disastrous military policies.
Fortunately, Senator Tammy Duckworth and a handful of her colleagues are fighting back. Last week, Senator Duckworth introduced a bill to ensure these families stay together. But, to make this happen we need the voices of people from every state urging their Senators to support this important bill.
Sign now and tell your Senators to cosponsor S. 2797, The Military Family Parole in Place Act, so our servicemembers and veteran families are safe from deportation.