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originally posted by: Aazadan
Some of the service members say they were not told why they were being discharged. Others who pressed for answers said the Army informed them they’d been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense Department had not completed background checks on them.
This is disgusting, apparently we're now purifying the military.
We're accelerating rapidly along 1930's Germany's path.
Thoughts on this? Does anyone support it? The military was relying pretty heavily on making numbers by offering a path to citizenship to legal immigrants and it seems that path has now been eliminated.
I guess this is some pretty strong evidence to the rumors that Mattis has been completely sidelined.
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 Trump Administration added even more hurdles, creating a backlog within the Defense Department. Last fall, hundreds of recruits still in the enlistment process had their contracts canceled. A few months later, the military suspended MAVNI.
Republican Congressman Andy Harris of Maryland, who has supported legislation to limit the program, told the AP that MAVNI was established by executive order and never properly authorized by Congress.
“Our military must prioritize enlisting American citizens, and restore the MAVNI program to its specialized, limited scope,” he said.
originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: Phage
Nobody cares. Serving in the military is a privilege not right. Many people get the rug pulled out from under them. Get over it.
Right now? I doubt it. All the services are practically begging people to join.