H.R. 60 would allow illegal aliens to serve in the military

Article author: 
Douglas V. Gibbs
Article publisher: 
Canada Free Press
Article date: 
30 June 2017
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

First, I am saddened that the sponsor of this heinous bill is a republican.  Congressman Jeff Denham is the sponsor behind trying to bring ENLIST Act (H.R. 60) to the floor of Congress.  If the bill became law, it would permit certain illegal [alien] immigrants to serve in the military and grant them near-instant citizenship...

As a military veteran, I understand that having people in the military who may or may not have full allegiance to the country, and only enlisted because it may be a path for them to become an instant citizen, does not improve our military, enhance military preparedness, or improve our readiness as a nation to defend itself against enemies...

The bill would enable illegal immigrants who enter the United States Armed Forces to be pardoned for violating immigration law, give them full military benefits, grant them without any questions lawful permanent resident status in the U.S., and give them a simple little path to take for instant citizenship...

According to the Heritage Foundation, the following are key problems with the bill:

- The ENLIST Act undermines the military by unnecessarily dragging the entire immigration debate into U.S. military policy.

- By allowing unlawful immigrants to sign up for the armed forces, the government is granting them a pardon for violating the law, the full battery of military benefits, lawful permanent resident status in the U.S., and a back-door promise of instant citizenship.

- The ENLIST Act further damages our broken immigration system by putting those who violated the law ahead of those who want to come to the U.S. legally.

- The ENLIST Act is a way to keep the Obama Administration’s policies alive by offering a path for amnesty to the estimated 1.7 million unlawful minors [illegal aliens] who are currently in legal limbo.

Call your representatives to stop this very dangerous bill.

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