Citizenshp: You would think that if someone is willing to fight for your country that citizenship would be a formality. not so in the USA! Just ask U.S. Army veteran Miguel Perez Jr.
He served two combat tours in Afghanistan. He then developed a drug habit his family blames on PTSD and he went to prison for selling cocaine.
Miguel Perez Jr. has been deported to Mexico, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a decision Sen. Tammy Duckworth says “is based more on hate than logic.”
It marks the end of a five-year fight for former Army Pfc. Perez, 38, who his family says mistakenly believed his military service made him a U.S. citizen by default.
A native of Mexico, Perez came to the U.S. legally when he was eight-years-old and grew up in Chicago. He served two tours of duty in Afghanistan before being discharged with a diagnosis of post-
traumatic stress disorder. After being discharged from the Army, Perez pleaded guilty to selling cocaine and served about seven years in prison. he was placed into removal proceedings by ICE in
2012 while serving his prison sentence, and he’s not alone other vets have faced the same fate. Now the Commerce Dapartment says it will reinstate the citizenship question on the 2020 census.
The take away here appears to be “You can go out and risk your life, be injured or tramatized but if you’er not a citizen we won’t give a flip”.
KidsZone held the 3RD Saturday in each month at St. Luther M.B. Church 1040 st. Jackson MS. and you are invited to bring your children ages 3-12. Kids Zone is a place where kids can be kids while learning about Jesus. kids and teens facilitators participate in Praise and Worship, group lessons, games , crafts and more. lunch is also provided. Simply register by texting your name and cell# to 769-798-5647 activites start at 11:30am.
SAVE THE DATE! FOR “SPRING FESTIVAL 2018 ” at the Jackson Medical Mall Saturday May 5th, 2018 10:00am – 2:00pm. Food, Fun, Music, Health Screenings, Art, Vendor and more. call 601-982-8467 for more info.
The Church of God in Christ Southern Youth Region Youth Department is bring it’s annual Rally to Downtown Jackson April 13th and 14th, at the Jackson Convention complex. 3000 delegates are expected from the 5 states that make up the Southern region, for more information call Press Secretary Toi Thornton at 504-638-5771