Immigrant service members are not deported, Mattis says

Minister of defense of Jim Mattis speaks during the daily press briefing at the White house in Washington on Feb. 7. He confirmed that the nearly 850 immigrants deported are currently in the military or wait to the beginning of the training.


WASHINGTON – The almost 850 immigrants currently in the military or not waiting to start basic training, face deportation despite the ongoing Federal wrangling over the fate of people who came to America illegally as children, defence Secretary Jim Mattis said.

Mattis said Thursday he spoke with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen earlier in the day in what he described as a “confirmation call” and was told that the military members and all veterans that were honorably discharged are sure to be, unless you had a serious criminal offence, or a judge issued a deportation order for you.

President Donald Trump said in September that he the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or daca, the protection against deportation for people brought to America as children, who are now living here illegally.

Earlier, U.S. officials, members of the military’ DACA said that status was not clear. But on Thursday, Mattis flatly said it is not a problem.

“You will not be subject to any kind of deportation,” he told reporters. “In terms of the DACA situation … it is not clarified, you are in any kind of danger.”

Mattis added that Homeland Security has always said she is ready to work with the Pentagon on DACA issues, and he, “we always stand by our people.”

All of these DACA service members came under a small, special recruiting program called military accessions Vital to the National interests, is looking for people with critical skills. Many of them are fluent in the major languages, including the various Afghan and Iraqi dialects, or perhaps the Russian or the Chinese.

Last September, the administration said, the people that expired of their DACA status before the 5. March could apply for the renewal, which was essentially the Congress to come out six months with a legislative correction. A Supreme court ruling that blocked, in the meantime, move Trump to say, and the U.S. citizenship and Immigration services,,, it was, once again, the acceptance and processing of DACA renewal.

This case leaves open the question of whether someone could win in the military and you are looking for a protection of all of the deportation move.

Congress will continue to fight to find a legislative solution. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech, in the hope that pressure on the Republicans to allow a vote on the protection of the hundreds of thousands of so-called “dreamer” immigrants.

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