(Truth and Action) — The Army will cut 30,000 from their active rolls
over the next 17 months in first wave to draw down forces from the current
519,786 active troopers to 450,000, or even 420,000 soldiers.
At the same time, the Obama administration will be allowing a ‘limited
number’ of undocumented young people, known as Dreamers, into the military
via The Enlist Act.
The White House has temporarily delayed the program in order to work out
some immigration issues with Republicans.
There are 550,000 undocumented young people in the US under the Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals.
So, in the event of martial law or civil war, do you think that Obama would
take off all restrictions and allow an unlimited number of these
undocumented young people into the military?
(The Huffington Post) — Pentagon officials have approved a policy that
would allow a limited group of undocumented young people who came to
the U.S. as children to enlist in the military, opening up a path for
them to eventually become citizens, The Huffington Post has learned.
The move, which has not been formally announced by the Obama
administration, would affect some of the roughly 550,000 undocumented
young people granted the ability to remain in the country under the
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, many of whom have pled
with the government to allow them to enlist.
Immigrants in the country legally can enlist in the military, and
through their service, they can receive expedited naturalization as
U.S. citizens. More than 89,000 service members have gained citizenship
since September 2002, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services. But young undocumented immigrants, often referred to as
Dreamers, cannot currently enlist, even if they have been granted work
authorization and the ability to remain in the country under DACA.
The new change, under a Pentagon recruitment plan called Military
Accessions Vital to National Interest, would allow some undocumented
immigrants with critical language or medical skills to enlist in the
armed forces — considerably limiting the number of Dreamers who would
be eligible. Roughly 3,000 legal immigrants have enlisted through the
MAVNI program since 2009, and now the program will be open to those who
are in the country illegally.
Members of Congress have increasingly called for Dreamers to receive
permission to enlist in the military. Those young people can apply for
DACA to receive work authorization and the ability to stay in the
country for two years, with the possibility to renew. Dreamers have to
meet a number of qualifications for the program, including having come
to the U.S. before the age of 16; having been under the age of 31 on
June 15, 2012; and having attended or graduated from high school or
received a GED. They do not qualify if they have been convicted of a
felony, “significant misdemeanor,” three or more misdemeanors or are
deemed a threat to security.
A measure called the Enlist Act, put forward by Reps. Jeff Denham
(R-Calif.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.),was recently blocked from
receiving a vote as part of a defense spending bill in the House. The
legislation would allow Dreamers to enlist in the military and
eventually apply for citizenship. Although they didn’t allow a vote on
the Enlist Act as an amendment, House GOP leaders said they were open
to allowing a vote on the standalone bill in the future.
The Pentagon’s decision, though limited in scope, is likely to face
criticism from some Republicans, who say undocumented immigrants should
be ineligible for military service because they are in the U.S. without
authorization and argue that they take jobs from would-be American
service members. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) criticized the Enlist Act in
April as a magnet for unauthorized immigration and dangerous for
IF you had the desire to destroy a country from within, would you try to weaken the citizen’s ability to defend themselves against that destruction? Why would any leader of a country enlist people from other countries into your armed forces, while at the same time forcing the release of large numbers of citizen soldiers?
It is unprecedented, but it is happening right now in the USA. Obama’s policies are a clear and present danger to the United States of America, and the time to stop this willfull and illegal effort is now.