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Veterans

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Petition to Kathy Castor, Nydia Velazquez, Charles E. Schumer

Please help a Disabled Veteran/Father get "JUSTICE" for his Daughter a Corrections Officer

We want an investigation into the Criminal Acts committed by Mr.  Isharaka Gunasinghe, the horrible unavoidable death of my daughter N.Y.S.Corrections Officer Carolyn R. Torres on 12/10/2015, and their Marriage in  which he forced her under duress to stay Marry.   He has committed Federal tax evasion (IRS)  marriage fraud (INS) fraudulent bank accounts,(ICIS)  New York State tax evasion (NYS Taxation) used blackmail, "Death Threats" against my daughter Carolyn and me, her father, has also committed  estate fraud, credit card fraud.  His criminal deeds are the main reason behind the "Death" of  NYS Corrections Officer Carolyn R. Torres on 12-10-2015. He has never lived with my daughter.   By Signing this petition will can open an Investigation from the  UCIS, INS, IRS, New York State Income Tax Revenue, and have this man answer for his Crimes. Officer Torres has lost her life, not a fair outcome for her, however I lost her forever and I will expect her death, but Mr. Isharaka Gunasinghe still has yet to be brought to Justice for all his crimes against my daughter and our Nation.  Since Mr. Isharaka Gunasinghe is her husband /although fraudulently, he still holds the power over my daughter.  Mr. Isharaka Gunasinghe is a Criminal  illegal immigrant,  He and his criminal cohorts have found ways to lie, steal, falsify documents to send to the  INS, IRS. He has  filed false tax returns, opened fake Bank accounts, stole thousands of thousands of dollars in  assets, also in Federal and New York State taxes. (  WE HAVE EVIDANCE - DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE ). There are other unknown  benefits that were obtain by him illegally. He has broken so many Federal Laws, and has threaten  the lives of Americans to gain his Green Card and Permanent status in the U.S. My name is Angelo Torres Sr, a Disabled Veteran  and I only ask to be given a chance to prove his guilt and to get  an Investigation into my daughter death, who I know was killed because of Mr. Isharaka Gunasinghe marriage scam.    

Angelo Torres
1,366 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States

Afghan & Iraqi Translators Saved American Lives. Tell Congress to Recognize them as Heroes

While serving in the US Army in 2008, my Afghan interpreter Janis Shinwari saved my life. During an intense firefight, Janis killed two Taliban fighters that had snuck up behind me. Without Janis, they would have killed me. In Iraq and Afghanistan, translators serve alongside the US military and are essential to keeping us safe and helping us do our mission. And they do so at the risk of being targeted by the Taliban, including their families. Janis is not the exception. There are many translators who have saved American lives on the battlefield. Like Fred, who saved 25 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.Supporters had to crowdfund the money to fly him and his family to the US before the Taliban killed him. After serving, Steeler's Offensive Tackle and Army Ranger Alejandro Villaneuva worked hard to get his Afghan translator here. After serving alongside our military, many translators received SIV’s or Special Immigrant Visas, so they could relocated to the United States. Unfortunately, they are not considered veterans. We are asking Congress to honor its promise to our wartime allies. We want them to be treated as the heroes they are when they finally come here after years of screening by the State Department, Defense Department, and Department of Homeland Security. All we are asking is for Congress to name them heroes so that they can check the veteran's preference box on job applications and 56,000 veteran focused charities to include them in their missions. Many are standing by. We are not asking for VA benefits. This is an innovative idea that comes at no cost to the taxpayer and requires no new regulations.  Best of all, we have bipartisan support!  Yes, people in D.C. can agree on the same thing. This is a simple wording issue. These charities can't help Special Immigrant Visa recipients because technically they are "non-veterans."  Ask me if I think my translator is a veteran.  Ask the guys from the Pennsylvania National Guard who spent their own money to fly their translator here if he is a veteran.  Ask Alejandro.   Since at least World War 2, the United States has a very checkered history of honoring our promises to our wartime allies. Yes, big alliances like NATO matter, but it is the friendships and trust at the individual level that is our greatest diplomatic tool. The world knows that we didn't fully take care of the Filipino soldiers that helped us in World War 2, the Koreans during the Korean War, the Vietnamese during the Vietnam War, and now the brave men and women from Afghanistan and Iraq who risked everything to stand shoulder to shoulder with us. With your help, we can change this. We need your voice to get this to the Senate floor. It's time the American people demand our representatives to stand shoulder to shoulder with those that saved American lives. I have a family today because of my translator.

No One Left Behind
117,418 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to All Legislator, High Ranking Military Officials, Media, and Veterans Community, Senior Executive Bra

Improve the transition process for military veterans by creating Transition Units!

My name is Cornelius J. Maxwell, and I'm a US Army veteran who served 3 combat tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Also, I'm the creator of the Transition Units Theory. As soldiers we have vowed an oath to defend our nation against all enemies. The enemy named veteran suicide rates, PTSD, homelessness, unemployment, and the lack of veterans acquiring earned benefits are some of our enemies that are defeating our nation.  By applying Transition Units to military posts as a nation we provide veterans with the opportunity to network and make connections, get mental help without punitive action, intern for jobs, and acclimate into a routine for civilian life.  The concept behind the Transition Units Theory is to take servicemembers out of the military units to prepare for a life in the civilian world similiar to the way we take these men and women out of the civilian population into Basic Training Boot Camps.  At the moment Cornelius J. Maxwell have given speeches, done podcasts, and is in the process of creating the Transition Units Theory Bill which has the potential of saving nearly 2 MILLION transitioning veterans over the course of 10 years.  Veterans risk taking the ultimate sacrifice for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, so as a nation let's risk a moment of our time to sign this petition in support of the Transition Units Theory Bill by OIF veteran Cornelius J. Maxwell.   

Cornelius Maxwell
1,577 supporters