September 28, 2012
Warren Mass -- The American Thinker -- September 26, 2014
Under a new Obama administration Department of Defense policy made public on September 25, a small number of aliens living in the United States illegally will be allowed to join the military. The program, known as Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI), will be open to immigrants without a legal visa if they came to the United States with their parents before the age of 16. Applicants are subject to approval under a 2012 Obama administration policy known as Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA).
DACA is a memorandum authored by the Obama administration on June 15, 2012 and subsequently implemented by then-Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. It directs U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to practice “prosecutorial discretion” toward some individuals who were brought to this country illegally as children and have remained in the country illegally. [...]
It is interesting to note that Military Times referred to the young people who would be eligible for military service under the program as “immigrants living in the U.S. illegally,” but when major media publications such as USA Today ran the story, they changed their designation to “undocumented immigrants,” which --- along with “pathway to citizenship” for “amnesty”--- is a term favored by those who want illegal immigrants to remain in this country instead of being deported for violating our immigration laws.