BREAKING: Army Silently Discharging Immigrant Recruits.

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AP is reporting that the US Army is discharging immigrants who enlisted with the promise of a path to citizenship.

The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment program have been booted from the Army, but immigration attorneys say they know of more than 40 who have been discharged or whose status has become questionable, jeopardizing their futures.

Brazilian reservist sued the government and the pentagon is not answering question because if pending litigation.

Eligible recruits are required to have legal status in the U.S., such as a student visa, before enlisting. More than 5,000 immigrants were recruited into the program in 2016, and an estimated 10,000 are currently serving. Most go the Army, but some also go to the other military branches.

To become citizens, the service members need an honorable service designation, which can come after even just a few days at boot camp. But the recently discharged service members have had their basic training delayed, so they can’t be naturalized.

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The service members affected by the recent discharges all enlisted in recent years under a special program aimed at bringing medical specialists and fluent speakers of 44 sought-after languages into the military. The idea, according to the Defense Department, was to “recognize their contribution and sacrifice.”

President George W. Bush ordered “expedited naturalization” for immigrant soldiers in 2002 in an effort to swell military ranks. Seven years later the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program, known as MAVNI, became an official recruiting program.

It came under fire from conservatives when President Barack Obama added DACA recipients — young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally — to the list of eligible enlistees. In response, the military layered on additional security clearances for recruits to pass before heading to boot camp.

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Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

Trump is just pissed off because he never had the balls to put on a uniform and ready to fight for this country. Yet he thinks he has the right to destroy this country. We better get rid of this bum now.

The Right Stuff
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The Right Stuff

Sad….sign of the times.

William Gross
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William Gross

I get more sick everyday of the country I would once die for! Good job trump, what excactly are you making great?