September 16, 2017

THE rIGHT VS THE MILITARY:

U.S. Army kills contracts for hundreds of immigrant recruits. Some face deportation. (Alex Horton September 15, 2017, Washington Post)

U.S. Army recruiters have abruptly canceled enlistment contracts for hundreds of foreign-born military recruits since last week, upending their lives and potentially exposing many to deportation, according to several affected recruits and former military officials familiar with their situation.

Many of these enlistees have waited years to join a troubled recruitment program designed to attract highly skilled immigrants into the service in exchange for fast-track citizenship.

Now recruits and experts say that recruiters are shedding their contracts to free themselves from an onerous enlistment process, which includes extensive background investigations, to focus on individuals who can more quickly enlist and thus satisfy strict recruitment targets.

Posted by at September 16, 2017 6:48 AM

  

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