Friday, July 6, 2018

Army Silently Discharging Immigrant Recruits

The U.S. Army is Discharging Immigrants who Enlisted with the Promise of a Path to Citizenship.

The Total number is unknown of 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 Lucas Calixto 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 had their Basic Training Delayed, so they Can’t be Naturalized.

The Stories are heartbreaking as dreams of People from all over the world are Destroyed. This is Trump’s America now.

The Service Members affected by the Recent Discharges all Enlisted in recent years under a Special Program aimed at bringing Medical Specialists like Doctors and Nurses, and Fluent Speakers of 44 sought-after Languages, like Chinese, Dari, Farsi, and Russian, the Military needed. 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. The Investigations are currently conducted by the National Background Investigations Bureau.

A Pentagon said those Recruits who were recently Discharged were either among the last to join MAVNI or required the most Extensive Background Checks. Another source said the Military is taking Extra Precautions after a handful of MAVNI Recruits had been let into the Ranks only to be Discharged later when Investigators discovered Red Flags.

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