Homeland Security: Immigrant Family Members Of U.S. Military Members Will No Longer Be Deported

Photo Credit: opposingviews.comMillions of members of the U.S military were born abroad. Many of these people have undocumented family members living in the United States.

For years, U.S. military service member advocates have argued that the nation’s current deportation policy often places undue stress on these members. The idea of deporting the loved ones of someone serving their country just doesn’t quite seem right.

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security made an announcement that should alleviate some of these stresses. Undocumented family members of U.S. military members will no longer be deported. Instead, they will be given a “parole in place” permit that will allow them to apply for permanent legal status while remaining in the U.S.

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