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‘A Major Bureaucratic Screw Up’ – Obama’s Attempt to Allow Illegal Aliens Into The Military Halted

A new program begun by Obama to allow illegal aliens into the military who qualified under the ‘Dream Act’ guidelines he instituted has been halted after officials have been unable to impose the usual standards for new recruits on “undocumented” persons.

From Politico:

A popular military enlistment program for immigrants with specialized skills is now stuck in bureaucratic limbo — after the Pentagon announced last m

Army officials confirmed Thursday that the program, called Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, has been suspended while the service tries to finalize screening procedures for the immigrants who want to enlist.

That means no applications have been accepted since earlier this month — leaving would-be Army recruits in flux as the Army sorts through the complications created by the Pentagon’s decision to allow beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals directive into the program.

“It’s a major bureaucratic screw-up by the Obama administration,” Margaret Stock, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve who first came up with the MAVNI program, said in an interview.

So Obama’s political interests in appeasing the illegal alien lobby has gotten in the way of recruiting more soldiers. It’s good to know his priorities are in order – politics over protecting Americans.
  • NRPax

    “It’s a major bureaucratic screw-up by the Obama administration,”

    If only Obama had a panel of experts in the military and the Constitution to advise him that this wasn’t a good idea it would have saved him some embarrassment.

  • jayz43

    At least the Obama administration is consistent…

  • Dick_Gosinya

    Not sure about allowing illegals into the military, but I do dig the idea of an American Foreign Legion. A light infantry division made up of refugees from around the world, killing folks most Americans don’t want to kill. Brilliant idea.

  • John Howard

    “Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest”?

    Accessions: the attainment or acquisition of a position of rank or power, typically that of monarch or president.
    Even the name of the program is offensive.

  • gastorgrab

    Does the military oath of a soldier require enlistees to renounce allegiance to all foreign powers? Or is that just the citizenship oath?

  • gastorgrab

    If we cant establish a positive ID on some of the people that cross our border, why would we trust them ‘with the keys to the vault’?

    Legal immigrants all have background checks. The naturalization process is a filter for criminals, terrorists, and those who might be carrying incurable or highly dangerous diseases. It’s purpose is not to accommodate the feelings of the applicants. It exists to protect the American community.

  • Paul

    yep, like a stupid mutt that shits on the floor EVERY TIME you let it in the house