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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-6 10:01 AM 
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 2177.1 

if they want to change the policy, I don't like it, but it is their right. But to make promises to the young men and women willing to risk their lives for the US in exchange for a new home and a path to citizenship is unconscionable.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) 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.

The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment program have been booted from the Army, but immigration attorneys say they know of more than 40 who have been discharged or whose status has become questionable, jeopardizing their futures.

“It was my dream to serve in the military,” said reservist Lucas Calixto, a Brazilian immigrant who filed a lawsuit against the Army last week. “Since this country has been so good to me, I thought it was the least I could do to give back to my adopted country and serve in the United States military.”

Some of the service members say they were not told why they were being discharged. Others who pressed for answers said the Army informed them they’d been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense Department had not completed background checks on them.

Spokespeople for the Pentagon and the Army said that, due to the pending litigation, they were unable to explain the discharges or respond to questions about whether there have been policy changes in any of the military branches.

Spokespeople for the Pentagon and the Army said that, due to the pending litigation, they were unable to explain the discharges or respond to questions about whether there have been policy changes in any of the military branches.

 
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From: FlasherMakJul-7 12:32 PM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 6) 
 2177.2 in reply to 2177.1 

Strange when you consider that the military is short of people these days.

 

 
From: FlasherMakJul-7 12:34 PM 
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 2177.3 in reply to 2177.2 

Spokespeople?  Seriously, is that even a word? I thought wagon wheels had spokes, not people.

 

 
From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJul-7 12:40 PM 
To: FlasherMak  (4 of 6) 
 2177.4 in reply to 2177.2 

The military immigrant recruit program was started by George W Bush and expanded by Barack Obama’s to include DACA kids

 
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From: Dan (DANCULBERSON) DelphiPlus Member IconJul-7 6:02 PM 
To: FlasherMak  (5 of 6) 
 2177.5 in reply to 2177.3 

FlasherMak said...

Seriously, is that even a word?

SPOKESPERSON (Noun):

  1. a person who speaks for another or for a group.
 

 
From: FlasherMakJul-14 10:41 AM 
To: Dan (DANCULBERSON) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 6) 
 2177.6 in reply to 2177.5 
Spokesperson etymology:
 
 
Spokeswoman is from 1650s; spokesperson is from 1972. Spokesmodel is attested from 1990.
 

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