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National Security Is Endangered by Admitting Immigrants into US Military

Article author: 
Brenda Walker
Article publisher: 
Limits to Growth
Article date: 
August 3, 2017
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Is there any worse idea under the sun than allowing immigrants to become US military personnel? In today’s world of a billion enemies in the Islamic nations and a lot of unfriendlies in Mexico and points south, it makes no sense to admit diverse tribes into our military where security secrets abound, not to mention training in martial skills.

In 2006, it was revealed that gang graffiti was common in the war zone: Gangsters In Iraq (Flopping Aces). One gang named was the Latin Kings, reportedly “the oldest and largest Hispanic street gang in both the United States and worldwide.” (There were tens of thousands of immigrants in the US military before the MAVRI program which is being criticized in the recent reports.)

Of course, the greater danger now is from Islam, yet Muslim immigration continues apace because the liberal swamp adores diversity — and Democrat voters.

In the new, improved diverse US Army, turbans and hijabs are permitted.

Criticism of allowing immigrants, particularly illegal ones, in the armed services is not a new issue. In 2015, Rep. Dave Brat remarked on a local radio show, “I wanted to stand up and shout, I mean, ISIS is willing to serve in our military. . . Part of the reason Rome fell is because they started hiring barbarians, otherwise known as the Germans at the time, to be troops in their own army.”

The military values certain skills among its recruits, particularly language ability useful in current war zones, such as Arabic and Pashto. So you could see how corners could be cut in background checks, as has been reported.

Here’s the segment about the issue from Fox’s Special Report on Tuesday:

Pentagon investigators find ‘security risks’ in government’s immigrant recruitment program, ‘infiltration’ feared, By James Rosen, Fox News, August 01, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Defense Department investigators have discovered “potential security risks” in a Pentagon program that has enrolled more than 10,000 foreign-born individuals into the U.S. armed forces since 2009, Fox News has learned exclusively, with sources on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon expressing alarm over “foreign infiltration” and enrollees now unaccounted for.

After more than a year of investigation, the Pentagon’s inspector general recently issued a report – its contents still classified but its existence disclosed here for the first time – identifying serious problems with Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI), a DOD program that provides immigrants and non-immigrant aliens with an expedited path to citizenship in exchange for military service.

Defense Department officials said the program is still active but acknowledged that new applications have been suspended.

Created in the final weeks of the Bush-Cheney administration and launched under then-President Barack Obama, MAVNI was designed to recruit individuals with foreign-language and other skills the Pentagon deems useful and in short supply. The program has had many success stories – most notably the Army’s Soldier of the Year in 2012, Sgt. Saral Shrestha, originally of Nepal – and independent analyses have found MAVNI recruits out-perform non-MAVNI soldiers in critical areas.

Yet concern over management of the program has grown over recent months.

“The lack of discipline in implementation of this program has created problems elsewhere,” said Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., a retired Army officer who sits on the House Armed Services subcommittee on military personnel. It was Russell who first publicly sounded alarms. During the markup of the latest defense authorization bill, on June 28, Russell noted: “The program has been replete with problems, to include foreign infiltration – so much so that the Department of Defense is seeking to suspend the program due to those concerns.”...