A national campaign dubbed “Honorably Discharged, Dishonorably Deported” has been launched to call attention to the practice of deporting immigrant veterans after they are honorably discharged.
On Monday at 9 a.m., community leaders will gather at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center at 2115 Park Boulevard to discuss possible legislative solutions.
Veterans, elected officials, as well as business, labor and civil rights organizations will announce the launch of a national campaign to advocate for solutions to the problem.
Experts at the meeting will provide detailed analysis of the issue. Attendees expected include Rep. Juan Vargas, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, former assembly member and Marine Corps veteran Nathan Fletcher, ACLU San Diego Executive Director Norma Chavez Peterson and David Garcias, SEIU 221 President and army veteran.
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