Muhammad Zahid Chaudhry is the embodiment of a patriot. He’s served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard as well as for the Red Cross and as a volunteer firefighter. Despite his enormous contributions to the United States, Chaudhry, a Washington resident, now faces deportation to Pakistan. Why? Because the federal government rejected his application for citizenship. If deported, Chaudhry would be separated from his wife of four years and could face retaliation from Pakistani militants for his service in the U.S. armed forces.
This is no way for the federal government to treat a decorated military veteran, who’s now wheelchair bound as a result of injuries sustained in the war. Tell Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) not to tear a husband away from his wife and reject citizenship to a man who’s served the country in far more ways than the average U.S. citizen.