https://www.npr.org/2018/07/09/62677344 ... itizenship
Minor update. The military has denied that any policy change has occurred, which means nothing considering the MAVNI program, has gone through several changes all in the name of security. For example, all soldiers require a background check. The army can say no policy on that has changed, since soldiers always require a background check, even if the the standards rise sharply, to say deny immigrants with family in third world countries.
MAVNI was a pipeline for immigrants to become soldiers and fast track to citizens.
All the quietly discharged soldiers were enlisted under the program.
It enlisted roughly 10000 soldiers in 10 years. 40 have been denied for national security reasons, which means no appeal is allowed, nor any evidence provided. There's a couple hundred left in purgatory.
It got extended, and then finally stopped accepting new applicants last year. All the recruited are considered backlog, which means the army is required to process them. Given the multiple layers of red tape added, one theory is the army is just giving up, and denying everyone, hence processing them.
So numbers wise, 40 out of 200-300 is a high percentage
Edit military times has better numbers. Almost all of the potential soldiers will be rejected. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your ... on-be-out/
The bottom line is that far more than 40 may soon be weeded out – and it’s possible that the majority of the remaining 1,000 or so participants in the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest, or MAVNI, program will be let go before they can be cleared for duty. Additional background checks were reinforced by Secretary Jim Mattis in an October 2017 memo.
There you go, one slightly smoking gun. Unfortunately, not likely to move GOP hearts on this one without further "pressure", otherwise known as telling the public what's happening.