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Reports that U.S. Army is discharging immigrant recruits

  1. Date Announced

    July 5, 2018

    According to the Associated Press, some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military under the MAVNI program which offered eligibility for citizenship are being abruptly discharged. At least 40 individuals are reported to have been improperly discharged. Service in the military provides eligibility for citizenship. [ID #626]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    July 5, 2018
  3. Subsequent Action

    A memo shared with the Associated Press dated July 20 orders high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program, effective immediately.

    NY Post: Army stops discharges of immigrant recruits — for now
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Citizenship
Agencies Affected: DOD

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Subsequent Action

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