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Trump could be making more seurity threats then he is preventing by denying these immigrants a chance to proove themselves.

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https://www.stripes.com/news/us/immigrant-phd-candidate-rocked-by-sudden-us-army-discharge-1.536440

 

Immigrant PhD candidate rocked by sudden US Army discharge

 

SAN FRANCISCO — Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University.

 

In 2016, Zhao enlisted in the U.S. Army as part of a special recruitment program offering immigrants in the country legally a path to citizenship.

 

The future, he said, was bright.

 

Now, he is one of the dozens of immigrant recruits and reservists struggling with abrupt, often unexplained military discharges and canceled contracts. They traded being willing to risk their lives for the prospect of U.S. citizenship, a timeworn exchange that's drawn linguists, medical specialists and thousands of other immigrants to the military since the Revolutionary War.

 

"It's just like you're dropped from heaven to hell," Zhao told The Associated Press on Friday.

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