VA’s role in migrant medical care draws scrutiny from advocates as border crisis intensifies

A long-standing arrangement between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to process claims for migrant medical care is drawing scrutiny from veterans’ advocates — who are concerned that it could affect the agency’s mission of caring for veterans — amid an ongoing border crisis and existing complaints about the care delivered to veterans.

“I’d like to understand why the VA is involved,” Russ Duerstine, executive director of Concerned Veterans for America and a veteran of the United States Air Force, told Fox News Digital.

National Association for Veteran Rights Launches to Represent Private Companies That Help Disabled Veterans 

Washington, DC – The National Association for Veteran Rights (NAVR) launched today to represent private companies that help disabled Veterans. The new trade association will establish an industry certification to promote high ethical standards and transparent business practices. The group will also advocate for veterans’ rights, including the right to seek help from private services in navigating the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) disability benefits claims process. Former Acting VA Secretary Peter O’Rourke will serve as the group’s President.