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Nation's Word Untrustworthy

Postby Dave Roberts » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:03 am

I see this morning that our armed forces are in the process of ridding themselves of immigrants who joined the military on the promise of citizenship. People literally signed with their lives to "defend the United States against all enemies." Now we are depriving them of what we had promised. Such an action undermines our nation's trustworthiness in another way. If you haven't looked closely at our armed forces, there are large numbers of black, brown, and Asian faces in our ranks. Guess this is just about playing to Trump's base, but it certainly makes the rest of us look like our national promises are lies.
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Re: Nation's Word Untrustworthy

Postby KeithE » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:03 am

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Re: Nation's Word Untrustworthy

Postby Jim » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:23 pm

Dave Roberts wrote:I see this morning that our armed forces are in the process of ridding themselves of immigrants who joined the military on the promise of citizenship. People literally signed with their lives to "defend the United States against all enemies." Now we are depriving them of what we had promised. Such an action undermines our nation's trustworthiness in another way. If you haven't looked closely at our armed forces, there are large numbers of black, brown, and Asian faces in our ranks. Guess this is just about playing to Trump's base, but it certainly makes the rest of us look like our national promises are lies.

Forty out of 10,000. To get the whole story, go here: https://apnews.com/38334c4d061e493fb108 ... t-recruits.
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Re: Nation's Word Untrustworthy

Postby Haruo » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:02 pm

I don't think the AP piece is by any means "the whole story". There's litigation ongoing, and anything close to "the whole story" probably won't be available till that's concluded; the armed forces are citing the litigation as grounds for not disclosing any changes in the systems that got these 40 (probably more; ICE can have a chilling effect) to sign up. I notice several of those mentioned are from the infamous "Muslim-majority countries" we have learned to exclude folks from. Brazil? Who knows. It may be that those charged with vetting folks are so busy reattaching kids to parents that they don't have time to deal with these soldiers. (I recall the days when the INS was refusing to reunite my stepdaughter Nalini, 10~11 y.o. at the time, with her mother and me. Took ten months or so for them to get over their assumption that she was a Communist or, failing that, a prostitute. Congresspeople wouldn't help because "we can't get a word in edgewise with INS because of the Iran-hostage situation..." Meanwhile my Hindu wife was being harassed at bus stops for being Muslim. Plus ça change... as the furriners say.
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