Administration Plans to Roll Back Program Protecting Military Spouses from Deportation
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration plans to roll back a program that would protect military spouses of active-duty troops from deportation, Human Rights First’s Bishop Garrison issued the following statement:
Unfortunately, it again appears that this administration will let down service members, veterans, and the military family community. The Parole in Place program has long been a critical service so that our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen can focus on their mission of keeping our nation safe knowing that their loved ones are protected at home from deportation.
At a time when our country finds itself on the edge of multiple hostilities and the ongoing conflicts in both Afghanistan and Iraq, service members are now facing a new battle, this time at home.
Rolling back this critical program is not fair or humane for those that have sacrificed so much. We call on the Trump Administration to not move forward with the repeal of this program, and on Congress to protect this vital, patriotic, and vulnerable community.