Immigrants recruited to serve in the U.S. Army were recently discharged and told they are no longer eligible to serve. The group of about 40 legal immigrants had joined the military as part of a Department of Defense program.
As most people know by now, immigration and issues regarding it have been getting a lot of attention for the last few months. With the new presidential administration has come a renewed sense of fear and uncertainty for immigrants of all kinds.
Given the comments made about immigration and undocumented workers in the months leading to the presidential election, it isn't surprising that individuals who have not completed the immigration process would feel fearful of work raids and deportations. While only time will tell if these searches will escalate in the next few months, there are things that you can do now if you are concerned about an unannounced visit by a representative from immigration or law enforcement.