Navy veteran loses US Customs officer job, faces deportation over Mexican birth certificate

This is a travesty. He worked honorably for the U.S. for 18 years. Now he’s being treated like a criminal for something he knew nothing about. Serving America should count for something. Not the case. Not in Trump’s America:

Raul Rodriguez had worked for U.S. Customs for 18 years when internal investigators confronted him last year with a document he had never seen before: His Mexican birth certificate.

Rodriguez, 51, a customs officer in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, felt the blood drain from his face. He had lived in the United States as long as he could remember and had no idea he was actually born across the border in Matamoros, Mexico.

“It was my worst fear,” he said Friday in an interview at his San Benito, Texas, home.

The Navy veteran was not charged with a crime but he was fired by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in July, lost his health insurance and had his residency application rejected this month. He and his wife, Anita, 54, a Homeland Security immigration officer, hope he gets to keep his retirement benefits.


Rep. Andy Biggs declares $22 Trillion national debt a security threat

The makes the United States government a threat to our national security. Because they are doing nothing to stop the bleeding. It is a betrayal:

Congressional Republicans introduced a resolution on Tuesday declaring the United States’ $22 trillion debt as a national security threat.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) proposed a bill last year to address the issue, but failed to gain enough traction to substantially address the growing issue.

If you don’t believe a Congressperson take the word of the head of the Federal Reserve:

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has repeatedly called out the ballooning U.S. national debt. He did so again while testifying to Congress on Tuesday.

“The U.S. federal government is on an unsustainable fiscal path,” Powell told the Senate Banking Committee, noting that “debt as a percentage of GDP is growing, and now growing sharply… And that is unsustainable by definition.

Veterans are sleeping in their cars to access medical care – and it’s only getting worse

I thought Trump was supposed to take care of our veterans:

In major cities across the country, hotels can cost upwards of $300 per night. This is what some veterans are having to pay to receive life-saving treatment at VA hospitals. With over 20 million veterans currently living in the U.S., the issue is only getting worse.

Veterans who live far from the facilities that best treat their conditions have to pay out-of-pocket for hotels the night before they are admitted, or during long-term outpatient treatment, like chemotherapy.