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[–] HomerChimpson 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

"To become citizens, the service members need an honorable service designation, which can come after even just a few days at boot camp. But the recently discharged service members have had their basic training delayed, so they can’t be naturalized."

So, they haven't even completed bootcamp yet. They have not meet any kind of contractual obligation at this point. They were barely in the army if they haven't completed, or even attended training yet.

"Some of the service members say they were not told why they were being discharged. Others who pressed for answers said the Army informed them they’d been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense Department had not completed background checks on them."

They failed background checks. This is an entirely reasonable reason to be discharged. They conduct background checks pretty early in the process. These people were never actually soldiers if they haven't attended any training, nor have they had background checks done.

"Eligible recruits are required to have legal status in the U.S., such as a student visa, before enlisting. More than 5,000 immigrants were recruited into the program in 2016, and an estimated 10,000 are currently serving. Most go the Army, but some also go to the other military branches."

of between 5000-10000 people, 40 have been discharged. 0.4 percent. The fallout rate for bootcamp is higher than .4%. On top of this, i can guarantee that more than 0.4% of all soldiers are discharged in any given year. So mathematically they are linkey being discharged at a lower rate than the general army populace.

This is news tailored to elicit a certain emotional response by misrepresenting the statistics.

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[–] Le_Squish [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yes, we are supposed to not realize that attrition rates for natives are much higher. We are supposed to believe that poor brown people from poor shitty places are being unfairly targeted.

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[–] loquito 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] Le_Squish [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This is why I like you guys. Multiple viewpoints examined to eek out the truth.

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[–] Le_Squish [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The service members affected by the recent discharges all enlisted in recent years under a special program aimed at bringing medical specialists and fluent speakers of 44 sought-after languages into the military. The idea, according to the Defense Department, was to “recognize their contribution and sacrifice.”

So they didn't want to pay enough to attract citizens with the required skills and outsourced just like everyone else. Glad to see this shit coming to an end.