Most of the time, the American Civil Liberties Union is on the right side of political issues. Whether it is stopping warrantless mass surveillance, protecting the rights of LGBTQ people, maintaining separation of church and state, suing the Obama administration for assasinating US citizens without trial, or calling for reform of the criminal justice system, I am in 110 percent agreement with the ACLU. Lately,however, they have been pushing a notion about immigration that seems more rooted in emotion than logic. The ACLU has a petition on its website calling for the US government to stop deporting non-citizen veterans. While I appreciate the sacrifices that service veterans have made for our country and it is sad that many of them end up in the criminal justice system, often because they are struggling to readjust to civilian life, I also believe that they should receive the same punishments for serious felonies that they would had they not been veterans.If they are not US nationals, that would mean removal from the country.There are some former service members who are undocumented and have not committed violent crimes. Nonetheless, they have still done something very dangerous. Enlisting in the military as an illegal immigrant is not allowed, which means one would need to lie to federal agents and submit fabrications as evidence of legal status in order to do so. There is much we Can and should do to improve life for our veterans and service members. Allowing criminal aliens to stay in our country is not one of them.