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Old 04-16-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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Hector Barajas
Barajas served in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division from 1995 until he was honorably discharged in 2001.

When he returned to Compton, he struggled to adjust to civilian life.
One night, he was arrested for shooting a gun from his vehicle. Even though nobody was hurt, he was charged with assault. He pleaded guilty to illegal discharge of a firearm and served two years in prison.

CA governor's pardon could help 3 deported veterans return to US - CNN.com

Your kind still need to stay deported. Period.
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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CNN and their fake news. These pardons, years after the fact, will not get them back into the US. Under the Trump administration the bell has already rung. They need to just accept their fate.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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I do not believe illegal aliens should be in the military in the first place. In the 1980s, I worked at USACA (US Army Confinement Activity), think minimum security prison-type. We had prisoners that could not speak English and had to have someone interpret for them. Imagine being in the war zone with someone who doesn't speak English. I was horrified by this.

The rules are the rules. Geesh!
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Old 04-17-2017, 02:49 PM
 
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I do not believe illegal aliens should be in the military in the first place. In the 1980s, I worked at USACA (US Army Confinement Activity), think minimum security prison-type. We had prisoners that could not speak English and had to have someone interpret for them. Imagine being in the war zone with someone who doesn't speak English. I was horrified by this.

The rules are the rules. Geesh!
I "think" these dudes were "legal" aliens. Their kind HAVE to register like any US citizen if the right age.
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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Since he pleaded guilty, that says enough and can a Governor pardon someone for two offenses?

Even if that is possible the person will still be an illegal and can be deported. That person doesn't have DACA status and can be on the first flight back to where he came from.

Or he can try to apply for a visa and get denied and try again and get denied and the end result will still be the same.

He can get married and get his future wife arrested for marriage fraud as clearly it will be to stay here and not easily believed.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:04 PM
 
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He likely did have DACA or was participating in the program that allowed people to obtain legal status by serving in the Armed Forces. There is a program that allowed military service personal to obtain U.S. citizenship. https://www.uscis.gov/military/citiz...family-members

I think there are many issues related to immigration and the variables for each case....that we will never know, especially first hand.

The article said the US was where he grew up. Since he was pardoned, it may well positively affect his ability to come back to the US.

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Old 04-26-2017, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I agree with the governor's decision to pardon Barajas. I'd give that guy citizenship too.
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Old 05-01-2017, 02:56 PM
 
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No thanks. Keep them where they belong.
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Old 05-01-2017, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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No thanks. Keep them where they belong.
So honorably serving our country's military and fighting in a war in one case not enough for you huh?
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Old 05-01-2017, 04:44 PM
 
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So honorably serving our country's military and fighting in a war in one case not enough for you huh?
Nope.

US citizens rights that even legal aliens don't, even legals in the Armed Forces.
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