21 May '14, 1pm

Pentagon weighs allowing illegal immigrants to join the #military

The Pentagon is weighing allowing some immigrants brought illegally to the country as youths to serve in the military, a unilateral step by the Obama administration as immigration legislation remains stalled in the Republican-led House. The announcement came Tuesday as House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, defended his election-year decision to rebuff a narrow immigration measure pushed by a GOP congressman to achieve a similar goal. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Pentagon consideration would apply to immigrants who arrived illegally as kids but already have received work permits and relief from deportation under a program President Barack Obama announced two years ago, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. More than 500,000 immigrants have benefited from the program. The Defense Department "continues to examine the laws and policies that address the eligi...

Full article: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/21/pentagon-weigh...

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