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US Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico
CNN ^ | March 25, 2018 | Theresa Waldrop

Posted on 03/25/2018 5:38:22 PM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?

A US Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.

The deportation follows an earlier decision by US authorities to deny Miguel Perez's citizenship application because of a felony drug conviction, despite his service and the PTSD he says it caused.

Perez, 39, was escorted across the US-Mexico border from Texas and handed over to Mexican authorities Friday, ICE said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: amnesty; cnn; cocaine; cokedealer; deported; dope; dreamers; drugdealer; drugdealing; drugs; immigration; marijuana; mexican; mexico; miguelperez; oefveterans; veteran
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Get a general discharge for drug use and get caught dealing, don't expect to fall back on being a Vet.
1 posted on 03/25/2018 5:38:22 PM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

+1.


2 posted on 03/25/2018 5:40:03 PM PDT by thingumbob (Antifa. Carrying on Hitler's legacy one beating at a time.)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

If not for the dealing, I’d be more sympathetic.


3 posted on 03/25/2018 5:40:17 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

Exactly, being a vet does not cover for breaking the law. Bye bye!


4 posted on 03/25/2018 5:40:31 PM PDT by Midwesterner53
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

takes till paragraph 9 that they mention he had 2 POUNDS of coke..


5 posted on 03/25/2018 5:40:51 PM PDT by orionrising
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

Thank you for your service, but time to go.


6 posted on 03/25/2018 5:42:31 PM PDT by ripnbang ("An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man, a subject.")
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

He and his whole crew probably enlisted at the same time.


7 posted on 03/25/2018 5:42:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>https://i.imgur.com/zXSEP5Z.gif)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

No mention of drugs in the title. Funny they left that out


8 posted on 03/25/2018 5:42:40 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

45,999,999 to go...


9 posted on 03/25/2018 5:42:52 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Obama voters killed America...Treat them accordingly.)
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How many years at the Disciplinary Barracks would he have gotten if he was convicted of dealing at court-martial?
10 posted on 03/25/2018 5:44:05 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

He sold 2 pounds(!) of cocaine to an undercover cop. He was not a small scale dealer.


11 posted on 03/25/2018 5:47:17 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

not for 2 pounds of coke, dude


12 posted on 03/25/2018 5:49:58 PM PDT by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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Perez was born in Mexico and came to the United States at age 8 when his father, Miguel Perez Sr., a semi-pro soccer player, moved the family to Chicago because of a job offer

... Anchor baby

Perez enlisted in the Army in 2001, just months before 9/11. He served in Afghanistan from October 2002 to April 2003 and again from May to October 2003.

... Ok, this is good on him. I respect this. However...

He left the Army in 2004 with a general discharge after he was caught smoking marijuana on base.

... He didn't "leave". He was booted. Not uncommon. And he could still redeem himself, however...

In 2010, he was convicted in Cook County, Illinois, on charges related to delivering more than 2 pounds of cocaine to an undercover officer. He was sentenced to 15 years, and had served half his sentence when ICE began deportation proceedings.


Well, Bye.
13 posted on 03/25/2018 5:50:11 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

+2


14 posted on 03/25/2018 5:50:33 PM PDT by Reno89519 (Impeach Trump? Sure, let's discuss. VP Pence is standing by.)
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Perez has said he was surprised to be in ICE detention and mistakenly believed that enlisting in the Army would automatically give him US citizenship, according to his lawyer, Chris Bergin. His retroactive application for citizenship was denied earlier this month. While there are provisions for expediting troops’ naturalization process, a main requirement is that the applicant demonstrate “good moral character,” and the drug conviction was enough to sway the decision against his application, Bergin said.

Yeah. Trying to deal 2 pounds of coke to an undercover agent sort of blows the “good moral character” bit.


15 posted on 03/25/2018 5:51:18 PM PDT by Flick Lives
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Paragraph 9?

Figures. Well, he’ll join the drug trade in Mexico and be right back to work. Just watch.


16 posted on 03/25/2018 5:58:10 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

If you commit a felony crime, you’re ineligible for US citizenship. Simple and straight.


17 posted on 03/25/2018 5:58:39 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: thingumbob

“One is a lonely number....”


18 posted on 03/25/2018 6:00:26 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

[No mention of drugs in the title. Funny they left that out]

Probably an accidental oversight on the part of CNN.

No way they’d lie to their brilliant liberal viewers.


19 posted on 03/25/2018 6:00:40 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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So Russia’s current military is estimated to have about 25-35% muslims serving, possibly more.

How many illegals like this guy, currently make up America’s armed forces?


20 posted on 03/25/2018 6:04:28 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (This country & world is living on borrowed time (Luke 17:26-27))
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