The Pentagon promised citizenship to immigrants who served. Now it might help deport them. – The Washington Post
The “enhanced screening” being implemented for delayed entry foreign nationals with needed skills has no exceptions and is not applied to US born troops even though they may also have a relative who worked for a foreign government or is foreign born. Since all their personal data is on file with the Pentagon these volunteers who hoped for citizenship through military service will be vulnerable to ICE.
The Pentagon is considering a plan to cancel enlistment contracts for 1,000 foreign-born recruits without legal immigration status, knowingly exposing them to deportation, a Defense Department memo shows.The undated action memo, prepared for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis by personnel and intelligence officials at the Pentagon and obtained by The Washington Post, describes potential security threats of immigrants recruited in a program designed to award fast-tracked citizenship in exchange for urgently need