U.S. vets not getting special consideration from ICE before deportation
Nikki Wentling Stars and Stripes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement doesn’t track how many veterans it deports or consider a person’s military service before deporting them, a federal watchdog agency reported Thursday. ICE policies require agents to consider veterans’ employment history, health, community service, deployments to war zones, military... Read more
90,000 Blue Water Navy vets set to receive extra VA benefits after DOJ dropped its case
Nikki Wentling Stars and Stripes After months of uncertainty, the Department of Justice decided not to appeal a federal court ruling that extends eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs benefits to Blue Water Navy veterans who served on ships offshore during the Vietnam War. With the court challenge apparently... Read more
VA under pressure from lawmakers to make new GI Bill deadline
Nikki Wentling Stars and Stripes Department of Veterans Affairs officials tried to assuage doubts from House lawmakers Thursday about the agency’s ability to successfully implement changes to veterans’ education benefits later this year. Following a missed deadline in the fall, the VA set a new expectation to have the... Read more
Veteran suicide crisis draws attention from House lawmakers who promise action following multiple deaths on VA campuses
Nikki Wentling Stars and Stripes A veteran died by suicide outside the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Cleveland on Monday – hours before a House panel was slated to discuss several other veteran suicides that occurred on VA property this month. “Another one just today,” said Melissa Bryant,... Read more

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