Regarding David Beyer’s article in the May 1st edition of your fine paper, I must take exception to his asking for deported non American veterans who served in the U.S. armed services being let back into the United States.
One, they had every opportunity during and after their service to become an American but apparently that wasn’t worth their effort.
Two, by his own admission, they were all arrested for something. Who needs them back?
Three, his “guess” that many of them broke the law due to PTSD due to their service is a wild guess. Very few soldiers even see battle.
Four, he wants them to get free education, and to be offered jobs. They had the GI Bill, and it didn’t make them better citizens, so what makes us think they’re going to go back to school now? And, anyone who wants a job in the US can find one. Before they’re even in the U.S., he’s begging for free stuff for them.
Four, he wants them to be allowed back into the country until their status is sorted out. Their status was sorted out, and they were proven to be illegal and criminals to boot.
Five, it’s not the United States’ fault or problem that these people are sometimes treated badly in Mexico.
So let’s not spend any more time/effort/money on people who have made very bad life decisions and are likely to commit more crimes and who’s goal from across the border is to access more free stuff.