The US Army is quietly discharging immigrant recruits


Army discharging some immigrant recruits: report

As with all things in the MSM, this is a pretty doubtful tale. Time got it from AP. Here’s what AP said:

“The AP was unable to quantify 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.”

Now, there are 10,000 immigrants presently serving in the armed forces. And the AP and Time are making a big story out of 40, and they don’t even know for sure it’s 40?

Not worthy of belief.


None of these guys have actually served, so “discharged” is a bit of a misnomer. They said the oath of enlistment and spent a handful of weekends getting yelled at in a Reserve DET for marching out of step. You get promoted to Private Second Class for having a good high school GPA. They probably all display some form of security risk in their background. Similar things happen to guys who forgot to report a speeding ticket or a DUI or financial trouble or even taking a prescription medication. The Army is not required to take anyone who wants to join. This is not some sinister anti-immigrant plot by the Trump administration. It is routine.


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