U.S. Army Is Discharging Immigrant Recruits Who Were Promised Citizenship : NPR
But Zhao recently found himself among dozens of immigrant recruits who joined the military through a special Defense Department program promising an expedited path to citizenship, but then were abruptly discharged with little or no explanation.
According to The Associated Press, about 40 enlistees — reservists and active duty recruits, all in the U.S. legally — had been waiting for years to be cleared for duty before being told in recent weeks that they are not eligible to serve in the U.S. military. And for many, the rejection has thrown their immigration status into limbo.
Now add stories of these same soldiers who have served being deported out of the country, and it all adds up to a racist hatred being expressed, thanks to Trump and his racist cabal.