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  • This November 2017 photo provided by Badamsereejid Gansukh shows him in front of a U.S. military recruiting office in New York's Times Square. Gansukh, whose recruiter told him his Turkish language skills would be an asset to the military, said he didn’t know he was discharged at all until he asked his congressman’s office in the summer of 2018 to help him figure out why his security screening was taking so long. (Badamsereejid Gansukh via AP)
    Army expelled 500 immigrant recruits in 1 year

    Over the course of 12 months, the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees who were recruited across the globe for their language or medical skills and promised a fast track to citizenship in exchange for their service, The Associated Press has found.

  • A soldier holds onto his certificate he received from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during a naturalization ceremony on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on Feb. 10, 2012. (Sgt. Amanda M. Hils/Army)
    Army reinstates at least 36 discharged immigrants

    At least three dozen immigrant recruits who were booted from the U.S. Army after enlisting with a promised pathway to citizenship are being brought back to serve, according to court records filed Monday.

  • In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018, photo, a Pakistani recruit, 22, who was recently discharged from the U.S. Army, holds an American flag as he poses for a picture. The man asked his name and location to be undisclosed for safety reasons. (Mike Knaak/AP)
    US Army reverses course on discharging immigrant recruit

    The U.S. Army has reversed its decision to discharge an immigrant reservist who sued when he was booted from the military last month after enlisting with a promised path to citizenship, according to court filings and his attorney.

  • This photo provided by Panshu Zhao shows Zhao in uniform on Feb. 11, 2018, at a U.S. Army Reserve installation in Houston. (Panshu Zhao via AP)
    Immigrant PhD candidate rocked by sudden US Army discharge

    Panshu Zhao is one of the dozens of immigrant recruits and reservists struggling with abrupt, often unexplained military discharges and canceled contracts.

  • In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018, photo, a Pakistani recruit, 22, who was recently discharged from the U.S. Army, holds an American flag as he poses for a picture. The man asked his name and location to be undisclosed for safety reasons. (Mike Knaak/AP)
    US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

    Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.

  • In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017 file photo, deputy assistant to President Trump, Sebastian Gorka, talks with people in the Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington during a ceremony commemorating Israeli Independence Day. White House national security aide Sebastian Gorka tells The Associated Press he has resigned from his position, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
    National security aide Sebastian Gorka leaves White House

    Sebastian Gorka, a national security aide whose hard-line views on immigration and terrorism caused discord inside and outside the White House, is the latest official to exit President Donald Trump's administration.

  • Dallas police shooter showed PTSD symptoms after Afghanistan deployment

    The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers last month showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Afghanistan in 2014, but doctors concluded that he presented no serious risk to himself or others, according to newly released documents from the Veterans Health Administration.