Young undocumented immigrants push Obama for chance to enlist in US military

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Members of the Dream Act Coalition sent an open letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that calls on his administration to give all Dream Act-eligible youth the chance to enlist in the military.

Read the full text of the Dream Act Coalition’s letter to Pres. Obama

They say that although many undocumented youth are allowed to legally stay and work in America through President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA, not all can serve in the military despite several legislative attempts.

Recently, the House rejected a provision that would have allowed Dreamers to enlist in the military.

The Dream Act coalition says under existing statutory authority, President Obama can direct the Department of Defense to allow qualified Dreamers to serve in the US Armed Forces.

Filipina US Army recruiter Sgt. Kathyn Virrey said that serving in the military is one way for Dreamers to become US citizens.

“In the 10 weeks that they are doing basic training (boot camp), they’re already processing their paperwork,” Sgt. Virrey explained. “By the time they finish boot camp, they will be a citizen of the United States.”

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  • noz
    27 May 2015 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    congress vs obobo on behalf of illegal aliens, to overturn the passage of law disallowing illegal aliens to enlist in the military. true americans historically have voluntarily enlisted in the military for the love for america, nothing else, not for the dirty intent of illegal aliens be rewarded citizenships. these american soldiers have paid the ultimate price of death, while survivors have paid the price of being wounded physically / mentally. wisdom tells you, joining the military is a valor, and not for the illegal aliens to play around, just to get what they wanted, the only one they want is citizenship is not only cowardice, but thrashing those heroes who died for this great nation, enlisting the illegal aliens, the wannabe fake soldier is treason. you all need to get loss with all of your own self interest / disloyalty, that’s not good for america.

    • Catholic_Againt_ExtremeRightWingNuts
      9 June 2015 at 6:35 pm - Reply

      “I want to thank God that we have a good, loving, Christian President that has done his best to lead this nation. In these times where it’s easy to hate and place blame. I understand leading a nation of over 300 million people is not easy and there will be people obsessed with destroying you every day. But you President Obama have stayed above the hate [just read the examples from blithering idiots like nozi and delia the devil] and led with a steady confidence that has greatly helped the nation.”

      • noz
        18 June 2015 at 8:50 pm - Reply

        YOU’RE A FREAK, KEPT ON PASTING, REPEATING IN USING THE LORD’S NAME IN VAIN. YOU NEED TO GET LOSS ALONG WITH THE ANTI-CHRIST OBOBO, PRETENDING TO BE CHRISTIAN. OBOBO IS A TRUE MUSLIM ON ACTIONS AND IN HIS OWN WORDS. YOUR INSISTENT OBOBO IS A CHRISTIAN IS BLASPHEMY OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS. OBOBO MISUSED THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION WITH HIS CHRONIC LIES MADE HIM A FAKE POTUS, AS SUCH ALL OF HIS DEEDS AS POTUS WERE / ARE NOTHING BUT FIASCO. ILLEGAL ALIENS LIKE YOU MUST DO DOWN THE DRAIN, THE SAME WAY OBOBO IS GOING DOWN THE SEWER. G E T T H E H E L L O U T O F H E R E Y O U Q U E E R…………

        • Arbi
          19 June 2015 at 7:55 am - Reply

          dirty mouthed FAGGOT’S like Nozi and Mr. Delia deserves to go back in Mindanao fighting with their fellow MILF’s, they have nothing to contribute in America, this 2 are part of smuggling ring that operates in the south known for terrorist activities .

          • noz
            19 June 2015 at 6:47 pm -

            QUEER ILLEGAL ALIEN TO THE RESCUE OF HIS OTHER TALKING HEAD QUEER ILLEGAL ALIEN, THE LOVER BOY OF OBOBO’S SAME SEX MARRIAGE. THESE TWO SCUMBAGS CRIMINALS ARE MUSLIMS SUPPORTING MUSLIM OBOBO. THE PROOF IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF WHERE THESE MUSLIM TERRORISTS LIVE AROUND THE GLOBE. THESE TWO CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE USING THE REVERSE TACTICS OF THROWING TO OTHERS THEIR TRUE IDENTITIES AS FELON ILLEGAL ALIENS ON THE LOOSE. THESE TWO CONS ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE WANTED BY ICE, TO THROW THEM BACK TO THEIR BANANA NATION TO SQUAT IN THEIR PIT HOLES. ASSHATS, YOU ARE GOING DOWN THAT PIT HOLES FOR SUR. ROTFLMAO…………

  • Editha Wilkerson
    28 May 2015 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    The person in military uniform is impersonating a female in military service. The reason I said that because if you’ve been in the service you know better that hair is part of Military Appearance IAW Army Uniform Regulations – AR 670-1. She wear her hair like a civilian.

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