Honor Rolled

“Some immigrant US Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged.” Now, America is trying to prevent immigrants from serving in the military to earn citizenship (even the ones willing to fight through their bone spur pain). AP: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits. More from WaPo: The Pentagon promised citizenship to immigrants who served. Now it might help deport them.

+ NYT: “Faced with a court-imposed deadline to reunite families separated at the southwest border, federal authorities are calling in volunteers to sort through records and resorting to DNA tests to match children with parents. And they acknowledged for the first time Thursday that of the nearly 3,000 children who are still in federal custody, about 100 are under the age of 5.”

+ “He continued to cry when we got home and would hold on to my leg and would not let me go. When I took off his clothes he was full of dirt and lice. It seemed like they had not bathed him the 85 days he was away from us.” PBS Newshour: New testimony paints bleak picture of family separation.

+ “In order to regain custody of their children, immigrants like Hernández need to collect documents that prove their fitness as parents and submit their fingerprints—and the fingerprinting alone takes about twenty days to process.” The New Yorker’s Jonathan Blitzer (who has been all over this story) on what it takes for parents to reclaim their children from the Office of Refugee Resettlement

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