Certain categories of illegal immigrants will still be allowed to serve in the United States military. The House rejected a measure that would legislate against such enlistments. Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) brought forth two bills that were defeated. This is just a side issue to the real threat of illegal immigration. Foreign nationals have a long history of serving in the military. It has been used in the past as a path to citizenship.
As Written By Cristina Marcos for The Hill:
In a break from previous votes on the issue, the House on Thursday rejected two GOP proposals to prevent the Obama administration from enlisting young illegal immigrants to serve in the military.
Lawmakers voted down two measures offered by immigration hard-liners Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) that would have prohibited the use of federal money to enlist young illegal immigrants who have been granted work permits under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
More than 30 Republicans with more centrist views on immigration joined all Democrats in opposing the two amendments offered to a Defense Department spending bill. The amendments failed narrowly with votes of 207-214 and 210-211, respectively…..
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