Mattis says DACA troops, veterans are not in 'jeopardy'

Mattis says DACA troops, veterans are not in 'jeopardy'

Mattis says DACA troops, veterans are not in 'jeopardy'

However, Mattis on Thursday said after speaking with the Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen he was reassured that they will be protected by the military.

Mattis said he conferred with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen this week that children who arrived in the US illegally, known as "Dreamers", and have since enlisted in the military would not face deportation.

Mattis said DACA recipients on active duty, in the reserves, and those veterans who received an honorable discharge, would not be subject to deportation unless they have committed a felony or have been ordered out of the country by a federal judge.

Defense Secretary James Mattis said Thursday that undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children who are now serving in the military or received an honorable discharge will not face deportation despite the ongoing immigration debate in Washington.

At an earlier Pentagon briefing, Dana White, the Pentagon's chief spokesperson said that the status of non-citizens serving in the military was "within the purview" of the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. As for the Dreamers in the ranks, she said "we respect their service and we'll continue to do that".

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White did not immediately have a count of how numerous Dreamers were now serving in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan.

All of those DACA service members came in under a small, special recruiting program called Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, that seeks people with particularly critical skills.

The Pentagon chief told reporters that he had spoken with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about the roughly 800 members of the us military whose status was thought to be in limbo.

Under the DACA program put in place by former President Barack Obama, they were allowed to remain in the USA without fear of deportation, enroll in college, obtain driver's licenses and legally secure jobs.

The program is set to expire March 5, and is a cornerstone of ongoing immigration negotiations in Congress.

Trump has said any immigration deal must include billions of dollars to build a wall on the border with Mexico. March 5th is rapidly approaching and the Dems seem not to care about DACA.

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