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H.R. 4890: Veteran Deportation Prevention and Reform Act

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Should a non-citizen veteran who served in the U.S. military still be subject to deportation back to their country of origin?


People who are citizens of other countries can still join the U.S. military, so long as they live here both legally and permanently. More than 44,000 noncitizens joined the military between 2013 and 2018, though the rate fell sharply under the Trump Administration.

Under Trump, as the government has vastly expanded its deportation of noncitizens, how many veterans has Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) actually deported? We’re not sure, because ICE doesn’t track that data.

However, an attempted review by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) discovered 92 deported veterans. Almost all of them (90 veterans) had at least one, if not more than ...

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Mark Takano

Sponsor. Representative for California's 41st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 28, 2019
Length: 24 pages
Oct 28, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Oct 28, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 28, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Oct 28, 2019

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