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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:02 AM

U.S. Army kills contracts for hundreds of immigrant recruits. Some face deportation.

Source: Washington Post

U.S. Army kills contracts for hundreds of immigrant recruits. Some face deportation.

By Alex Horton September 15 at 6:00 AM

U.S. Army recruiters have abruptly canceled enlistment contracts for hundreds of foreign-born military recruits since last week, upending their lives and potentially exposing many to deportation, according to several affected recruits and a former Army officer familiar with their situation.

Many of these enlistees have waited years to join a troubled immigration recruitment program designed to attract highly skilled immigrants into the service in exchange for fast-track citizenship.

Now recruits and experts say that recruiters are shedding their contracts to free themselves from an onerous enlistment process to focus on individuals who can more quickly enlist and thus satisfy strict recruitment targets. ... The Pentagon and Army Recruiting Command, which oversees policy and guidance at its recruitment centers across the country, did not answer repeated requests for comment.

Margaret Stock, a retired Army officer central to the creation of the immigration recruitment program, told The Post that she has received dozens of frantic messages from recruits this week, with many more reporting similar action in Facebook groups. She said hundreds could be affected. ... “It’s a dumpster fire ruining people’s lives. The magnitude of incompetence is beyond belief,” she said. “We have a war going on. We need these people.”
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Alex Horton is a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post and a former Army infantryman. Follow @AlexHortonTX

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/09/15/army-kills-contracts-for-hundreds-of-immigrant-recruits-sources-say-some-face-deportation/



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"Its a dumpster fire ruining peoples lives." The Army vaporized contracts signed by hundreds of immigrant recruits



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Reply U.S. Army kills contracts for hundreds of immigrant recruits. Some face deportation. (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2017 OP
bucolic_frolic Sep 2017 #1
Not Ruth Sep 2017 #2
christx30 Sep 2017 #7
Not Ruth Sep 2017 #10
christx30 Sep 2017 #11
forgotmylogin Sep 2017 #3
keithbvadu2 Sep 2017 #4
dalton99a Sep 2017 #5
DK504 Sep 2017 #6
Old Vet Sep 2017 #8
dembotoz Sep 2017 #9

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:07 AM

1. Non-citizens who served in the Union Army

were granted citizenship.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:13 AM

2. If you can kill a contract, what was the contract for?

 

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:12 AM

7. It's only binding one way.

If the recruit wanted out, a world of hurt would fall on them. Since the Army wants out, the world of hurt still falls on the recruit.
Never trust anyone in Trump's government.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:50 AM

10. I would not sign that contract

 

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:49 PM

11. That's the way most contracts are between people

of different levels of power. Whether it's a big business or a government. You can refuse to sign the contract and not get what they are offering. Or you can sign it and abide by it's terms. Your credit card company can just up your interest rate at will. You can cut up the card and not use it, or you can use it and pay the higher rate.
The recruits can refuse to sign the contract with the military, then they get deported. So there are still consequences for refusal.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:13 AM

3. This is so sad.

Enlisting in the US military should be a fast track toward citizenship.

In fact, that should be a marketing option: "sign up for the reserves for two years, and we will welcome you as an American citizen."

That solves the "ther takin' er jerbs!" complaint, is a thorough vetting and probationary process, and benefits everyone.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:41 AM

4. Easily replaced by recruiting among College Republicans... Right?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:49 AM

5. +1

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:08 AM

6. Let's see how much people like reinstating the draft.

If the Army had a conscience they would delete any and all files and burn all paperwork on any person undocumented that walked into an Army office.

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Response to DK504 (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:25 AM

8. Dont take this personal DK504, But after I got off the floor from laughing.........

I can 100% assure you, The US Army has NO CONSCIENCE, period...

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Response to Old Vet (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:30 AM

9. would imagine if ordered all boxed up and shipped to ice

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