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This deported Marine veteran came home the only way he could – in a casket

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    This deported Marine veteran came home the only way he could – in a casket


    "Some of them, I assume, are good people"

    Yes, they are, but we have to deport the anyway, even after they've served the country that rejected them.
     
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    How did he get in the Corp th begin with ?
     
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    I don't know. Do you have to be a citizen to join the Marines?
     
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    Or hold a Visa. Or so I thought. Crazy to be otherwise.
     
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    So did I, but one way the DACA people can become eligible for that program is through military service. There must be some exception for people brought here as children.
     
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    So it would seem. Would have thought we learned our lesson with mercs.
     
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    Unless they're paid a lot more than soldiers are generally paid, they hardly qualify as mercenaries.
     
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    Paid to do soldiering is being a merc. Isn't the appeal of illegal labor is cost?
     
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    That's the appeal. I doubt there is a pay differential in the military though.
     
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    Bet they're a lot cheaper in 2018 term than the Prussians the English rented to work our revolution.
     
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    No doubt. If a mercenary is going to risk going into combat for money from a country he doesn't think of as his own, it has to be a lot more money than our military pays its recruits.
     
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    But they're playing recruit wages. Such a deal !
     
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    Yes, such a deal.
    People don't join the military to get rich. They run for office for that.
     
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    It's all relative
     
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