VFAI and veterans across the country are deeply concerned with recent domestic troop deployments amid anti-immigrant rhetoric that poses a unique threat to our democratic traditions.
America’s veterans deserve border and asylum policies that reflect our values and do not betray the ideals which we swore to defend. Yet what we’ve seen from political leaders across the country is, when it comes to the border – cruelty is the point.
Rather than promote humanitarian assistance, political leaders ramp up pressure that harms migrants and asylum seekers and puts Americans at risk. The Biden administration is treating asylum seekers as threats to national security, rather than as victims of persecution who seek refuge.