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Young immigrant ´Dreamers´
who enlist in US army won´t be
deported, Trump´s Defence Secretary says

Independent [UK], by Jeremy B White

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/8/2018 5:15:15 PM

San Francisco - Young immigrants who enlisted in the military after receiving temporary legal status will not be deported, Secretary of Defence James Mattis has said. So-called Dreamers — immigrants who are in America illegally after coming to the country as children — are at the nexus of a political fight over immigration after Donald Trump suspended a programme offering them work permits and a reprieve from deportation. Hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who secured status from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative are in a state of anxious limbo, waiting to see if Congress will renew the

Should Dreamers be allowed the front of the line to enlist in our Military? What vetting do we have for malcontents seeking any means to stay here, like speaking English proficiently? I am under the assumption that DACA and Dreamers are all illegal aliens. Bueller?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 2/8/2018 5:26:27 PM     (No. 11537922)

Teaching them how to use weapons sounds like a good idea.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: citizen, 2/8/2018 5:32:42 PM     (No. 11537930)

Bring back the draft instead. We have too many little snowflakes that will never do anything for our country, just whine about life´s not fair, etc.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SALady, 2/8/2018 6:12:00 PM     (No. 11537952)

I have no problem with this as long as they serve honorably and stay in at least 8 years.

THEN (and only then) will they have earned their citizenship.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dvc, 2/8/2018 6:44:39 PM     (No. 11537965)

If they prove to be reliable, competent soldiers, it seems a fair trade. Especially if they wind up in front line combat.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JediJerry, 2/8/2018 7:25:37 PM     (No. 11537996)

As long as the only job assignment they get is gardening and landscape maintenance and washing vehicles.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: daisymay, 2/8/2018 7:49:59 PM     (No. 11538017)

I agree about bringing back the Draft. We wouldn´t have all these College kids living in their parents basements after graduation. They would be in the Military learning how to be responsible MEN! And No, I am not in favor of women being drafted. I am old enough to still believe they should get their education, then work until they get married and raise a family.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/8/2018 8:12:56 PM     (No. 11538036)

Are any of the dreamers/schemers muslim?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Cor-Vet, 2/8/2018 8:14:25 PM     (No. 11538039)

I´m 75 and I believe that these SJW women, who have the time to lead protests and march, could be drafted and free up the snowflake girly men for combat duty. Look at the women in Israel.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/8/2018 8:50:35 PM     (No. 11538076)

Exactly right #8. These spoiled young women could use service for their country. Yes, look at tge Israeli young people. They are so proud to serve their nation and their system builds patriotism and unity in their citizens. Nobody says wonen have to be front line troops. Women served in many many capacities back in WW II without seeing combat.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 2/8/2018 11:01:19 PM     (No. 11538145)

We always treat our foreign mercenaries well. Should we not extend the same consideration to illegals who wiretap US citizens for the FBI?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: hoosierblue, 2/9/2018 6:26:17 AM     (No. 11538261)

If they are willing to serve full tours in the front lines for our country, then I would be willing to extend citizenship on them. (just them, not their 200 relatives.)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Historybuff, 2/9/2018 7:34:48 AM     (No. 11538298)

Service in the US military has always been a fast track to citizenship. The other side of the coin is that all males - green card holders, dreamers, resident aliens are supposed to register for the (non existent) draft.

If you were a 19 year old French exchange student in 1968, you could be drafted.

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