Bryce Calls on Ryan to Stop Deportation of Veteran in Wisconsin’s First District
"Speaker Ryan must immediately call for the release of this veteran who served our country twice in Afghanistan."
RACINE, WI – Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce released the following statement concerning a veteran currently held in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Bryce is running to replace Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s First.
“Speaker Ryan must immediately call for the release of this veteran who served our country twice in Afghanistan. Many of my fellow veterans struggled with PTSD and, as a result, substance abuse. To take this man who has paid for his mistakes from his two children is not right – to disregard his service because of a nearly 10-year-old offense is not right.”
About Randy Bryce
Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker. He was raised in southeastern Wisconsin, and went to public schools. Randy’s father was a police officer, and his mother worked in a doctor’s office. After graduation, Randy enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was posted to Honduras, where he earned the Army Achievement Medal. After returning stateside, Randy was diagnosed with cancer, which he survived, but only after struggling through the bankruptcy that came with the medical bills. Once in remission, Randy found his way to an apprenticeship as an iron worker, a trade he’s now been practicing and fighting to protect from anti-labor laws for nearly 20 years. Randy currently resides in Caledonia, WI with his son, Ben, who attends public schools like his dad. Randy joined the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District in Summer 2017.
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