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Should immigrant service members be protected from deportation?

The Trump administration is quietly discharging immigrants from the military who enlisted through a program that promised them a path to citizenship. Many believe if you fought for our country, you should be allowed to stay. But immigration hardliners argue the law is the law and anybody who is here illegally should be subject to deportation, no matter what they've done. What do you think?

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According to the Associated Press, the Trump administration has been quietly discharging army recruits "who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship."

Eligible recruits are required to have legal status in the U.S., such as a student visa, before enlisting. More than 5,000 immigrants were recruited into the program in 2016, and an estimated 10,000 are currently serving. Most go the Army, but some also go to the other military branches.
To become citizens, the service members need an honorable service designation, which can come after even just a few days at boot camp. But the recently discharged service members have had their basic training delayed, so they can’t be naturalized.
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Many feel this move by the Trump administration is despicable. Those willing to fight and die for our country should be given a path to citizenship.

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The U.S. military is also on the brink of a recruitment crisis and should be accepting everyone who is willing and able to join.

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But some have pointed out army recruits are discharged all the time for a variety of reasons, ranging from physical fitness to a failed background check.

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And some feel immigrants shouldn't be allowed to join the military at all.

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