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The U.S. Army Is Quietly Discharging Immigrant Recruits | TIME

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Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.
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The U.S. Army Is Quietly Discharging Immigrant Recruits | TIME

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33 Comments

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    Edward Stack Sr
    July 7, 2018 at 2:45 am

    Citizenship should NOT be based on serving in the military. Too many criminals, spies, join the military to avoid prosecution or to avoid being known who they really are. I can understand an immigrant who has been vetted and who is NOW a naturalized citizen and of course those who are BORN HERE. We had some really bad people in the military when I served who joined just to have secrecy. I don't want a guy in a foxhole next to me I can't trust in a combat situation.

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    MrSanman28
    July 7, 2018 at 3:13 am

    40 out of 70,000 have been discharged. This is a hit job on the administration. Fake news. Next!

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    Christopher Evans
    July 7, 2018 at 3:15 am

    70,000 immigrants serve in the Army… they find 40 and call it a problem. I served in the military for over a decade, and this is straight up untruth and misdirection. They are trying to play up the xenophobia angle, while ignoring that these people were rejected for a legitimate reason!

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    cjs maan
    July 7, 2018 at 3:27 am

    The party that boasts of being more patriotic ,is doing everything unpatriotic,thanks to the Orange Hitler in WH.

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    STUCK ON STUPID
    July 7, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Those discharged should be happy.

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    Devon Devon
    July 7, 2018 at 10:29 am

    The title 'The US Army is quietly discharging immigrant recruits' gives the impression that they Army is getting rid of immigrant recruits when this about discharging about 40 recruits who they didn't complete background checks on.

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    Sonnys Gaming
    July 7, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Once America go's to war they will be begging for more soldiers sad and stupid

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    Frank Gilliland
    July 7, 2018 at 11:39 am

    only chinese

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    Joseph
    July 7, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Fake news

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    Bob Smi
    July 7, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Illegal vs legal immigrants? Not sure because the video says nothing about that. What I know (having been in the Navy for 10 and recruiting for 3) There is a process for legal immigrants to serve and streamline citizenship. Not so for illegal. This is where words matter. The fact the military is unable (for a small percentage…video says 40 out of thousands) complete the background check should tell you something. It doesn't mean they are slow or inept. It means there is something (or lack of something) in that individuals background that would allow them to continue to serve (They are in a "delayed entry" status). This has been the policy for quite some time. Only a story now because immigration is a hot topic and Time needed a story. I'll bet those being released have an idea why they are being released. And many of these situations are private so the military would not be able to discuss. I love how all of the bashing liberals below think they are so informed yet their ignorance is evident in their comments about how immigrants enter the military. In their MSNBC world if it says so on TV or in the media world, it must be true. Or just type or say the counter opinion is fed from "Fox fake news".

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    Offinthepines
    July 7, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    If they are illegal, then report them to ICE as well after discharge.
    It seems to me that attempting to join the military under false pretenses would be a felony offense.
    This is a matter of national security. It is beyond ridiculous to believe that any nation would allow people who snuck into the country illegally to serve in the armed forces!!!
    I guess today's progressives who are SO outraged over this have never heard of spies before.
    You open-borders people have gone 100% bat shit crazy.

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    cigarfeeler
    July 7, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    I don't what to make of this story. When I joined in 1994, the US ARMY recruiters wouldn't speak to me unless I provided my citizenship paperwork. When I arrived at Fort Benning GA, every recruit is a US citizen.
    I hope this political bullshit get straighten out and give anyone who willing to serve his/her country(USA), Fight for his/her country(USA), and die for his/her country(USA) the opportunity to become a proud citizen of the greatest country in the world, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!HOOAH

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    Phil Graves
    July 7, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Once again this is why time is going down the tubes. All you report on is anti u.s. or anti conservative issues ,you are no better than probative.

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    Bill Draheim
    July 8, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Hey Trumptards we fucking told you that Trumps immigration policies were a slippery slope. Fucking eat it or do something.

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    Amber Anderton
    July 8, 2018 at 4:49 am

    You'd think after your magazine cover mess up, youd be more careful with vetting your information.

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    Amber Anderton
    July 8, 2018 at 4:50 am

    You e obviously never had an FBI BACKGROUND CHECK.

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    Amber Anderton
    July 8, 2018 at 10:46 am

    This is factually incorrect regtation of a story that wasnt researched. This deliberate misinformation to stoke more racial tensions and riots. After your misleading magazine article doing the same thing came to light, you think a reputable news agency would at the very least reseach the program information off a source other than hearsay.

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    Amber Anderton
    July 8, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Do have any responsibility for fact check the information before you spew hyperbole? I thought TIME was a reputable news agency, not a tabloid floating conjecture as fact.

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    Amber Anderton
    July 8, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    You have to serve a term before you get honorably discharged. They don't just give to you an honorable status days after getting to boot. If it were that easy, we wouldn't be outsourcing labor and putting our country at a high risk to grant foreigners privileges few Americans can qualify for.

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    Keith McCarver
    July 8, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Outstanding! their criminals!

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    Spring Bloom
    July 8, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    This is the definition of Fake News. The Army 'quietly' discharges thousands of people. this is nothing new, nor is it in anyway whatsoever a 'Trump policy'. Obama's administration deported combat veterans after their enlistment, because military service dies not guarantee Citizenship.

    Read your CONTRACTS, dumbasses.

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    zheng shi
    July 9, 2018 at 6:42 am

    The countless investigations(NACI, FBI criminal check, SSBI, Army Counter-Intelligence check, Local Police check etc) take more than 2 years to be finished just so u know. Some people can't even finish all these checks in 2 years. Easy said than done because you have no idea how these people have gone thru and you will never understand the feelings of them!

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    Jeff Oelke
    July 9, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    The policy of discharging immigrants and denying them citizenship after their service is wrong! This is a policy coming from a Commander-In-Chief that cowered under five deferments so he wouldn't have to serve!!!

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    Carmen Santana
    July 10, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Time to bring the draft back or there won't be a military.

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    Peace Space
    July 10, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Good i heard some were spies….. why be in USA if you dont like our policies change the country you come from period

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    Edmar Arias
    July 10, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    And that's why im joining the French foreign legion 😐

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    Kleo
    July 10, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    why eould they do that when thry need soldiers dosent make sense

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    Sinjinbin 64
    July 10, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Good! Let the Immigrants go serve in their own Countries military!

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    Wei
    July 11, 2018 at 12:38 am

    They are NOT "immigrant" recruits, immigrant recruits have "green card". Those foreign nationals enter the country with non-immigrant visa (eg. student visa), they shouldn't be allowed into the military,

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    BrownAmericano
    July 11, 2018 at 5:31 am

    Hi, is this the TIME that printed that phony cover and needed to issue a public apology? Can you tell me where to find said apology?

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    Tomcat Tomcat
    July 11, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Your welcome

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    shaolintemple
    July 13, 2018 at 3:14 am

    Over sea clearance take lot time and money ,you can not tell people why they are rejected, if was told next time the enemy will send a better prepared ones.
    All of those who work on government sensitive jobs, understand we need to be cleared, if not cleared our jobs will be in question. We accept, those USA born one, who are too nervous of the lie detector and can not be cleared, just have to accept that one cannot work on the work. I do not have any direct blood relatives outside of the US. But my brother’s wife did not have citizenship. My clearance did not pass til she got it. That was almost the time for me to retired. I can only work on the work that do not need clearance. I am very skilled, that did not help my status. We all was told and understood.

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    Brian T
    July 14, 2018 at 3:43 am

    They should create a foreign detachments just like the French foreign legion. Totally separated and no access to classified materials.

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