Coalition seeks relief for deported military veterans

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By Kate Morrissey

A coalition called Honorably Discharged, Dishonorably Deported launched Monday with a goal of stopping non-citizen military veterans from being deported and helping those who already have been.

The coalition, chaired by Nathan Fletcher, a military veteran who previously served in the California State Assembly, will base its reform efforts on a report released in June from the American Civil Liberties Union of California.

The report found that the federal government had failed to help immigrant service members with naturalization and that those deported were often unable to receive the medical treatment they required after serving.

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