The Army confirms that the Obama administration has already enlisted dozens of illegal immigrants granted executive amnesty.
An Army spokesman explained to Breitbart News that since January, the Army has enlisted 81 illegal immigrants granted executive amnesty via President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.
“These individuals have signed enlistment contracts, and are currently undergoing the process to determine their eligibility to enlist – which includes a thorough background check,” spokesman Wayne Hall wrote in an email.
The number, 81, is greater than an earlier report which placed the number of DACA enlistees at 46.
Hall further pointed to Title 10 Section 504 in the 2006 National Defense Authorization Act, regarding criteria for enlistment eligibility.
Title 10, United States Code, section 504, as amended in the 2006 NDAA states that to be eligible for enlistment in the Armed Forces of the United States, an individual must be:
* A national of the United States (includes citizens).
* An alien who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence (green card).
* A person described in section 341 of one the following compacts:
* The Compact of Free Association between the Federated States of Micronesia and the United States.