National GOP Group Wants Unjust Veteran Deportations to Stop
Somos Republicans, a national watchdog group and the largest Hispanic Republican grassroots organization in the nation, is calling for an end to unjust deportations of U.S. military veterans:
“Veterans of the United States Armed Forces who served under honorable discharge are facing court proceedings for deportations. Hundreds of Veterans are facing deportation and we would like to start by bringing awareness to the situation involving the Valenzuela Brothers. Manuel and Valente Valenzuela are currently awaiting trial and are facing deportation today. Therefore, we are asking the President of the United States to stop the deportations of all veterans who served under honorable discharge conditions. We believe the President has the power to pardon those who have served our country honorably. The mission is to leave “no man behind” and we hope to see President Obama make a symbolic move this year on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011, that will pardon and stop deportations of all immigrant veterans who fought and served our country honorably. It is our goal to gain bipartisan support to stop the unjust deportations of our Veterans.” Somos Republicans, June 10, 2011.