On College Admission, Military Recruitment, and Illegal Aliens
By the Center for Immigration Studies
In its recent vote on the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund troops, materiel, operations, and readiness, Congress had a chance to ditch a program called ‘Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest’ (MAVNI), which is a deliberately obscure name for the Pentagon’s directive to its recruiters to sign up ‘legal non-citizens with in-demand skills to join the [military] in exchange for expedited U.S. citizenship.’…Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) introduced a floor amendment to kill the program during debate on the NDAA in mid-May…]Despite promises to open up debate and end the dubious bottle-stopping tactics of his predecessor whenever disliked or inconvenient motions or amendments were put forward, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), true to his open borders agenda, quickly, quietly, and effectively put a stake through the heart of the outrageous notion that the military is no place to experiment with immigration policy or push amnesty agendas.
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