Special Forces Wife Getting Deported

Elia Crawford glad Honduras and married a US special forces soldier. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you why she’s in line to be deported. This clip is brought to you by http://www.Aspiration.com/TYT

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“The wife of a retired Army Special Forces veteran is facing possible deportation, despite legal provisions allowing spouses of military personnel and veterans to remain in the country.

Military Times reported Wednesday that Elia Crawford, 44, the wife of Ret. Sgt. 1st Class Bob Crawford, 52, could be deported if a Virginia immigration court rules against her on Monday.

Elia fled her home country of Honduras in 1999 following Hurricane Mitch. She married Bob Crawford in 2001 when he was still on active duty. The couple has two sons — a nine-year-old and a 12-year-old.

Spouses of active duty troops or veterans are eligible for a type of relief called "Parole in Place" that allows them to remain in the U.S. and pursue a green card if they entered illegally.

But Elia cannot take advantage of that program, because she is currently under a deportation order. According to Military Times, the Homeland Security Department will not lift the order.”

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