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Saturday, 7 July 2018

Immigration Impacting Infantry

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After receiving heavy pushback by the Trump Administration, the US Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest recruitment programme (MAVNI) is now deauthorised, so, as a result, the Pentagon began discharging dozens of associated recruits. Recruits promised an “expedited” path to citizenship now are out of the US Army with nothing but their fatigues to show for their service. MAVNI, which began under former President George W Bush in 2002, was as a pathway for US naturalisation following  “honourable service” since 2009. Despite the requirement being achievable just days following entry into boot camp, recent recruits expecting citizenship now face a cycle of interviews, background checks, and screening processes in addition to discharge papers. With immigration a hot-button issue for the Trump Administration following the family separation and child detention camps scandal under the US President’s “zero tolerance” policy, Washington may have another associated problem on its hands as immigrant recruits begin seeking legal counsel.

7 July 2018

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/cartoons/201807071066122437-mavni-deauthorized-army-trump-admin/

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