Friday, November 22, 2019

Tell Congress: Protect military families from deportation

The petition to Congress reads:
"Don't let Trump deport military families. Pass the Military Families Parole in Place Act."
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For decades, thousands of immigrants put their lives on the line to defend the United States and gain citizenship. In fact, nearly 130,000 troops from more than 30 countries have become citizens through military service since 2001.2 But under Trump, immigrant veterans and active duty service members and their families are all under threat.
The Trump regime is planning to gut a program that protects immigrant military families from deportation. Speak out now to demand that Congress pass legislation to fight this attack and keep military families safe.
CREDO is fighting for an America where citizenship is accessible to all and doesn't require immigrants to be extraordinary or put their lives in danger to prove their worth. But at the same time, we know we have to counter the attacks Trump is hurling at our communities now.
Trump's latest attack would gut USCIS' Parole in Place program, which allows undocumented family members of active duty military to stay in the country while they adjust their immigration status. Sen. Duckworth's Military Families Parole in Place Act would safeguard this program by making it law.3
Under the Trump regime, immigrant veterans and active duty service members face huge threats at home.4 During the chaos of Trump's mass raids over the summer, Navy sailor Enoch Orona told NPR that his greatest worry was whether ICE would deport his mother, an undocumented immigrant, during his third tour of duty.5 Passing the Military Families Parole in Place Act would provide much needed relief to soldiers like Orona, and thousands of immigrant military families like his.
Tell Congress: Pass the Military Families Parole in Place Act. Click the link below to sign the petition.
- Nicole Regalado, CREDO Action
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  1. Franco Ordonez, "Trump Wants To Withdraw Deportation Protections For Families Of Active Troops," NPR, June, 27, 2019.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Camilo Montoya-Galvez, "Senators move to protect program for immigrant military families that Trump may end," CBS, Nov. 6, 2019.
  4. America's Voice, "Active Duty Service Members, and Their Families, Face Increasing Immigration and Naturalization Obstacles Under Trump Administration," Oct. 28, 2019.
  5. Franco Ordonez, "Facing Deployment While Fearing That Family Members Will Be Deported," NPR, July 12, 2019.

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