U.S. Army Reportedly Discharging Immigrants Who Enlisted With Promises of Citizenship
Xenophobia is damaging our military.
The U.S. Army has begun discharging some immigrants who enlisted in the military with promises that their service would lead to U.S. citizenship, according to a report Thursday in The Associated Press.
Attorneys representing at least 40 people recruited through a program meant to attract talented enlistees — those with special language or medical skills — say their clients have been discharged or had their military status put into doubt in recent days. Some told the AP that they were given no reason why the discharges took place, while others said personal links to relatives living abroad led them to be labeled as security risks.
The AP could not confirm how many people had been discharged, and both the Pentagon and the Army declined to comment to AP.