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Its 2016 And Latino Veterans Are Getting Discharged, Then Deported

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Discharged, Then Deported is a new nonprofit that is trying to make the lives of military veterans better. The organization, which launched this week, will work with military veterans who served the United States as legal residents but were then denied citizenship and the basic medical assistance afforded to those who have fought for this country.

A new advocacy group, Discharged, Then Deported, is trying to make sure denial of medical services never happens again.

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CREDIT: Credit: Discharged, Then Deported / Facebook

During a Sept. 19 press conference, Discharged, Then Deported chairman Nathan Fletcher laid out his coalition’s mission.

“As we see all too common with veterans, although they may have left the war, the war doesn’t always leave them. They struggle with post-service life. Oftentimes they turn to alcohol and substance abuse, and they run afoul of the law,” Fletcher stated. “After they had paid their debt to society for the actions they had taken, they were deported.”

That’s right. After fighting in a war for a country they love, some military veterans have been forcibly deported and denied medical treatment.

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CREDIT: Credit: Parks And Rec. / NBC / hola105 / Tumblr

According to a report by the American Civil Liberties Union of California, there have been at least 239 cases of military vets deported in the state alone.

“By requiring deportation and stripping immigration courts of the power to consider military service, the United States government abandons these veterans by expelling them to foreign countries at the moment when they most need the government’s help to rehabilitate their lives after service,” Bardis Vakili, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU of California, said in a press release. “This is a tragic and disgraceful example of how broken our immigration system is.”

Immigration advocates are using the ACLU report to make sure that our boys who deal with conflict like this get the care they deserve.

According to The San Diego Union Tribune, California Rep. Juan Vargas will be introducing three new bills to try and help veterans who might face deportation due to our broken immigration system. The first would make naturalization information more accessible to military personnel, the second would create a tracking system so the government can keep tabs of the non-citizen military members, and the third will allow for those same non-citizens to enter the country to get any necessary medical treatments.

Let’s hope that soon we will see brave men and women coming home after war to this…

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CREDIT: Credit: kaycehughes / BlogSpot

…rather than this.

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CREDIT: Credit: LaSantaCeciliaVEVO / YouTube

Learn more about Discharged, Then Deported by tapping here. You can read the full ACLU report here.

READ: There’s a New Movie About ‘Green Card Soldiers’ Who Fight In The U.S. Military

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Because Why Not? Here's A Collection Of People Going To Town On Trump Piñatas

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Because Why Not? Here’s A Collection Of People Going To Town On Trump Piñatas

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While Donald Trump has managed to avoid any real physical harm from protestors during his presidential campaign, his piñata counterpart hasn’t been so lucky. Every few days, someone else is in the news for taking out their frustrations on the candy-filled, papier-mâché look-a-like. And while we kind of feel bad for Trump’s piñata, the videos are usually hilarious, showing off people who are barely able to keep their anger in check. Here are a few of our favorites that teach you how to properly thrash a Trump piñata.

With a swing that could raise eyebrows in MLB, this Trump piñata never had a chance against the Kung Fu Sushi T-Shirts bro.

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Notice his follow through. This slugger is definitely experienced in the art of piñata smashing.

Slowed down, this shot is as beautiful as it is violent.

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Trump was definitely in over his head here. Moving on!

If you don’t have a proper piñata stick, don’t worry. Just Sul shows how effective a rake can be.

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Not to throw shade, but Trump’s hair is probably groomed with a similar rake.

If the rake fails, just stomp a few holes in your Trump piñata.

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Where have I seen this technique before?

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The stomp technique is perfect for when you want to destroy something that’s been an endless source of frustration.

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox shows a more hands-on approach to destroying his Trump piñata.

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Check out mitú’s coverage of this event here.

This one wins the award for most disturbing Trump piñata ever.

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It looks like Chucky and Trump had a baby.

This kid proves that destroying a Trump piñata is more than child’s play.

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Someone get a priest. This piñata is a easily a demon in disguise.

This virtual reality piñata is great if you want to destroy Trump, but you don’t want to deal with any messy clean up.

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Nothing like a nuclear explosion in the background to bring home the reality of  a Trump presidency.

We know how this dog will be voting come election time.

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JK. Dogs can’t vote…yet.

Here we see a Donald Trump piñata get destroyed by its natural predator: a minority.

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This kid is giving it 110% (a much higher percentage than the number of minorities backing Trump).

Destroying a Trump piñata can be a team building exercise. “FDT” rapper YG and his squad put on a show for audience members at a recent show.

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It’s nice to see people working together against a common enemy.

Be careful though, some Trump piñatas have teamed up with El Chapo for protection.

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These two billionaires probably have a few things in common.

When he’s not getting the candy beaten out of him, Trump’s piñata spends time enjoying live music and getting in touch with millennials.

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Work hard, play hard. That’s the piñata’s motto.

Read: Watch: Vicente Fox Unleashes All Of Our Collective Anger On Donald Trump Piñata

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