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Deporting Veterans

Posted on Sep 5, 2007
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KPFA Radio’s “The War Comes Home” series tells the story of Philippe Louis Jean, an Iraq war veteran whom the U.S. government shamefully tried to deport—once he came home. Louis Jean had a green card, but a previous adultery charge was enough for the government to throw him in prison for 10 months.


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By boggs, September 7, 2007 at 10:00 am Link to this comment

Okay then, ConservativeYankee, we should have the same laws applicable for everyone. I mean everyone. All of our so called public servants and the population in general. Even the sick CEO’s should be held to the same standards. Apply this also to the Churches, especially the priests. It would also catch the schoolbus drivers as well as the tax auditor. And the General as well as the Private.

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By DASM, September 6, 2007 at 3:49 pm Link to this comment
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Deportation due to adultery, even though a war vet??  Most Repubs would be in jail or deported (and most aren’t even war vets!)!!  Let’s start with the Repub presidential candidates—and how many were unfaithful?? Turf ‘em out!

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By desertdude, September 6, 2007 at 11:07 am Link to this comment

Wake up Iraqi Vets the gov’t dosen’t give a hoot about you. They ignored the Vietnam Vets for 40 years before we got anything out of them. I hope it dosen’t take that long for you guys. Vietnam Vet 65-66. Received no hep untill 2001 left Nam in 65. Had to fight toot and nail for everything I got. Never give up, the gov’t owes you for fighting for your country.

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By boggs, September 6, 2007 at 9:08 am Link to this comment

What better way of being able to legitamately cheat the Veteran out of any special benefits that might be due and payable!
Until all these young chaps wise up and realise that our gov’t doesn’t care one whit about their well being and that they are merely in the role of performing as little obedient soldiers for our dopey little Commander in Chief they will continue to be exploited by our great and greedy country.

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By Conservative Yankee, September 6, 2007 at 5:20 am Link to this comment
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The rules are the rules. Veterans are not immune from criminal behavior, nor are they exempt from the consequences of lying on their immigration application (which is the reason for the deportation, not the original charge).

Unfortunately, anyone who shouts loud enough in these United States gets the “Squeaky wheel” effect. Cowardly officials would rather let misbehavior slide than be exposed to possible criticism.

I say toss ‘em all!

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