Some Noncitizen U.S. Military Recruits Say They've Been Discharged Without Justification

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The Pentagon says it's working to complete background checks for noncitizens who want to join the U.S. armed forces. It's part of a controversial program that tried to recruit certain medical or language skills into the ranks.

But starting earlier this summer, some recruits said they've been discharged as security risks — without justification. Carson Frame (@carson_frame) of Texas Public Radio reports from San Antonio.

This story was produced by the American Homefront Project, a public media collaboration that reports on American military life and veterans. Funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

This segment aired on August 9, 2018.


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