136 “Dreamers” Join the U.S. Armed Forces
According to Agencia EFE sources, 136 young immigrants also known as “Dreamers” and who do not have legal status in the U.S., have been allowed to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Now these young men and women who have grown and been educated in the U.S., can join the military through Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program which was originally designed to incorporate soldiers with medical or language specialties.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA protects those minors who entered the U.S. illegally before their 16th birthday and before June, 2007. As a result of this program, more than 800,000 children have avoided deportation. During 2015, 8,000 aliens became U.S. citizens after serving as professionals in the U.S. Armed Forces
According to reports from Agencia EFE, the number of Dreamers accepted into the U.S. Armed Forces has increased considerably since last year when the Defense Department ordered that more of these Dreamer immigrants be accepted into the military.
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