At Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, doctors and nurses said, hospital administrators reject high-risk patients in pursuit of a higher score.
Marco A. Chavez, a green card holder and Marine Corps veteran, was deported in 2002 after a conviction, but a pardon this year allowed him to return.
Standing in the Oval Office alongside three World War II code talkers, Mr. Trump made the unscripted comment after other officials praised the veterans’ history and contributions.
New filings show that the president’s foundation donated more than $2.2 million to veterans’ groups last year, but it is now in the process of closing.
More than 470,000 veterans who have been denied benefits have appealed, but they face an antiquated system where processing cases can take years, even decades.
Ashley Volk waited for Sam Siatta to return from Afghanistan. She couldn’t have seen the detours ahead. But “she kept on fighting, for him and for them.”