GAO: Pentagon didn’t fully evaluate costs, readiness effects of deploying troops to border
The Pentagon did not fully evaluate potential costs and effects on readiness before deploying troops to the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration, a watchdog report said Tuesday.
Appeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction
Bipartisan bill aims to reverse change in how some children of military and federal employees overseas become citizens – CNNPolitics
The top members of the House Judiciary Committee leadership introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would reverse a policy by the Trump administration that changed how children of some federal employees and members of the US armed forces gain citizenship.
New Trump policies could end in deportations for some active duty troops
After losing court battle, Pentagon will send green-card holders to recruit training
Deployed Inside the United States: The Military Waits for the Migrant Caravan
With little electricity, no combat pay and holidays away from home, the 5,600 American troops on the southwest border are on a mission ordered by a politically determined commander in chief and a Pentagon unable to convince him of its perils.
Associated Press: U.S. Army Quietly Discharging Immigrant Recruits
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University. In 2016, Zhao enlisted in the U.S. Army as part of a special recruitment program offering immigrants in the country legally a path to citizenship. Now, he is one of the dozens of immigrant recruits and reservists struggling with abrupt, often unexplained military discharges and canceled contracts.
U.S. Army kills contracts for hundreds of immigrant recruits. Some face deportation.
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 former military officials familiar with their situation. I feel devastated. The Army was my only hope, said an Indonesian-born recruit at risk of deportation.