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Bring Them Home 

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Bring Them Home - Military veterans are promised many benefits for their services, including an easier path to U.S. citizenship for immigrants who serve. But some of those immigrant veterans suddenly find themselves deported for legal infractions like unpaid fines or drugs. On this edition of Northwest Now we'll talk to the local producer of "Bring Them Home" a documentary detailing this injustice. Plus, we'll speak to a Vietnam War vet who was deported and later allowed to return to the U.S. 

Meet Host Tom Layson

Tom Layson is KBTC's Managing Editor and worked in Yakima, Terre Haute, Louisville, Sacramento, Columbus and New York-New Jersey. Tom anchored 13 hours of live coverage in the NY/NJ market during 9-11 - just one example of the many thousands of hours he’s been on set or in the field covering politics, natural disasters, courts and crime, economic development, personal finance and the environment over the past 38 years. Tom grew up in the Maple Valley area and is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University.

About Northwest Now:

Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs television show hosted by veteran journalist Tom Layson.  Every week we take a closer look at the issues and people who are part of Western Washington.  Join us every Friday night at 7:30 on KBTC. You can see past editions of Northwest Now below. 

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