(Report) The U.S. Army Has Banned Green Card Holders From Enlisting

The United States Army has reportedly banned the holders of Green Cards from enlisting according to Mic. (credit: U.S. Army / Public Domain)

The United States Army has reportedly banned the holders of Green Cards from enlisting according to Mic.

Army recruiters have been told to stop enlisting green card holders into the Army effective immediately, according to an email sent to military recruiters and obtained by Mic, a move that experts say breaks federal law. “EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY DO NOT ‘SHIP’ OR ‘ENLIST’ ANY FOREIGN NATIONAL’S (ALL I-551 CARD HOLDERS) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE,” reads an email sent to Army recruiters on Monday by Gregory C. Williamson, chief of the Accessions Suitability Office Guard Strength Division.

This directive is a policy change from this Friday where the U.S. Army said Green Card holders could enlist in the U.S. army following the results of background test.

That directive is counter to a policy change the Department of Defense announced on Friday, which said green card holders could not ship out to basic training before a background check was complete.However, the email from Williamson states green card holders cannot even get to the background check process, as they are now barred from enlisting “until further notice.”

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