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Report: Federal officials complicit in deportation of U.S. veterans

Report: Federal officials complicit in deportation of U.S. veterans

The federal government lost, misplaced or failed to file the naturalization applications for dozens of foreign-born U.S. veterans who were later deported or face deportation, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of California.

The report titled “Discharged, Then Discarded” documents 84 cases involving veterans.

“They are members of what is unfortunately a growing brotherhood — veterans of the United States armed forces who have been unceremoniously deported,” the ACLU said in a statement.

“Many are combat veterans who sustained physical wounds and emotional trauma in conflicts going...

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