immigration

Deporting Veterans

This is Hector Barajas.  He served in the 82nd Airborne.  He was honorably discharged in 2001.  And then he was deported.

The story became major news in 2016, but it’s been a known problem for a long time:  American immigration law demands the deportation of every green card holder convicted of a crime, and military service does not automatically confer citizenship.  Soldiers ending their time in uniform are far more likely than average to have trouble with the law.  And, until recently, the (more…)

On Reform

There’s tons of articles about Trump’s character, how he won the election, obstructionism then and now, and so on.  Yesterday the media message was all about fake news; right now the big thing is his cabinet confirmation process, and tomorrow there’ll be something else, depending on what people choose to be scandalized about.  But in the mean while, things will be happening, and we shouldn’t lose sight of them amid all the hype.

So let’s boil it down to essentials:  We’ve got a brand new president coming in, and his platform was Reform. (more…)