09 Jul '18, 10pm

As Army Discharges Immigrants, Marine Corps Still Allowing Hundreds to Enlist

As Army Discharges Immigrants, Marine Corps Still Allowing Hundreds to Enlist

More than 800 foreign-born prospective Marines will soon ship off to boot camp, despite reports that the Army is discharging immigrant soldiers who'd followed a similar path to military service in hopes of becoming U.S. citizens. The Marine Corps is still processing applicants with lawful permanent resident status, Gunnery Sgt. Justin Kronenberg, a spokesman for Marine Corps Recruiting Command, told Military.com. There are currently about 830 men and women born outside the U.S. in the Corps' delayed-entry program. "The Marine Corps has not discharged any of them due to excessive time in the pool awaiting suitability determinations," Kronenberg said. Those in the delayed-entry program have signed enlistment agreements and train for boot camp with their recruiters and other prospective Marines. They're typically in the program for several weeks or months. Last week, The Asso...

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