21:12 GMT +313 November 2018
Listen Live
    Cartoons

    Immigration Impacting Infantry

    Cartoons
    Get short URL
    1111

    After receiving heavy pushback by the Trump administration, the US’ Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest recruitment program, or MAVNI, is now deauthorized and, as a result, the Pentagon has begun discharging dozens of associated recruits.

    Immigration Impacting Infantry

    Due to a recent Pentagon decision, recruits promised an "expedited" path to citizenship are now getting removed from the ranks 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, has been known as a pathway for US naturalization following one's "honorable service" since 2009. Despite the requirement being achievable just days following entry into boot camp, recent recruits expecting citizenship are now facing a cycle of interviews, background checks and screening processes in addition to being discharged.

    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.

    Related:

    US Military Purging Foreign-Born Service Members
    US Army, Raytheon Designing Laser Defense Systems for Tactical Vehicles
    Syrian Army: Daesh Used Communication Devices Made in US, France
    US Army Wants to Ditch 'Army Strong' For Better Recruitment Slogan
    Future Fighters: US Army Adds More Training for New Soldiers
    Tags:
    citizenship, immigration, naturalization, US Military, US Army, Donald Trump, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik

    More cartoons

    • CNN Ya Later
      Last update: 03:38 09.11.2018
      03:38 09.11.2018

      CNN Ya Later!

      During a rare solo press conference Wednesday, US President Donald Trump chose to not entertain a question regarding the migrant caravan from CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta and instead opted for personal attacks before ultimately revoking the journalist’s press credentials for an indefinite period.

    • Sanctiometer
      Last update: 19:30 08.11.2018
      19:30 08.11.2018

      Sanctions Wheel

      US State Department spokesperson Robert Palladino announced that the United States intends to proceed with new sanctions against Russia over the Skripal case.

    • Midterm Mishaps & Mania
      Last update: 03:41 07.11.2018
      03:41 07.11.2018

      Midterm Mishaps & Mania

      While expected to be one of the largest voter turnouts in recent history, the 2018 midterm election has been plagued with numerous reports of both technological and man-made errors around the country.

    • Fear Without Facts
      Last update: 00:24 03.11.2018
      00:24 03.11.2018

      Fear Without Facts

      With days to go before the midterm elections, US President Donald Trump, in hopes of maintaining a Republican-controlled Congress, recently tweeted a video that appears to depict Latinos as murderers and inherently dangerous individuals.