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Sat Sep 16, 2017, 06:27 AM

U.S. Army kills contracts for hundreds of immigrant recruits. Some face deportation.

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.

Margaret Stock, a retired Army officer who led creation of the immigration recruitment program, told The Washington Post that she has received dozens of frantic messages from recruits this week, with many more reporting similar action in Facebook groups. She said hundreds could be affected.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/09/15/army-kills-contracts-for-hundreds-of-immigrant-recruits-sources-say-some-face-deportation/

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Reply U.S. Army kills contracts for hundreds of immigrant recruits. Some face deportation. (Original post)
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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 07:39 AM

1. I see a bigger picture.

Cancel the contract for hundreds of military recruits who happen to be foreign-born.

Military is lacking for needed personnel.

Solution: Eric Prince and private military contractors to fill the gap.

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Sun Sep 17, 2017, 07:59 AM

2. Typical government bullshit.

An enlistment contract is binding for the individual, but can be broken by the government at will. Why is not one surprised?

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