Washington DC- The dog who assisted in the raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is facing deportation to Mexico. Sources say the canine was born in Mexico and brought to the United States when he was 2 months old. The four-legged hero who Trump stated, “Our K-9, as they call it — I call it a dog, a beautiful dog, a talented dog — was injured and brought back, but we had no soldier injured … We had nobody even hurt. That’s why the dog was so great.”is no longer welcome in the country he valiantly fought for.
US Marine Veteran Face Deportation
Unfortunately, the dog faces a common problem for soldiers who were brought to the United States when they were children. Military.com reports Segovia Benitez is going to be sent to El Salvador after having served honorably in Iraq:
Benitez faces imminent deportation, according to a team of supporters who have been fighting for his release from an immigrant detention center in San Bernardino County. Immigration officials have told him he will be in El Salvador, a country he left when he was 3 years old, by Wednesday. They’ve already secured him a visa.
Benitez acquired a brain injury while serving in Iraq. Those who have brain injuries typically have impulse control issues and are more prone to engaging in risky/dangerous behavior. It’s no wonder Benitez committed several felonies once he was home and spent time in prison.
The article states Benitez is just one example of the US government deporting soldiers:
His case is one of many — it’s unclear how many exactly — involving immigrant veterans booted from the country after serving in the military. Organizations representing deported veterans have documented hundreds of cases. In 2017, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus put the number closer to 3,000.
The Future Of K-9
While Trump declassified the picture of the dog who assisted in the raid, many experts believe it won’t help the animal’s legal fight to stay in the United States.
Friends and family of the K-9 report the dog is still feeling down, but is still somewhat happy the President tweeted his picture.
We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi! pic.twitter.com/PDMx9nZWvw
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2019
*While the part of the story concerning the dog being deported is satire, the sad tale of Benitez is true.