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Report: Immigrant military recruits being discharged from Army

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A child watches soldiers march in a parade in Connecticut. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

At least 40 immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits have been discharged or now have questionable futures in the country despite having been promised citizenship in exchange for their military service, the Associated Press reports.

The details: Per the AP, some who have been discharged said they didn't get an answer as to why, while others said they were told "they'd been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense Department had not completed background checks on them." The Pentagon told the AP they were unable to comment "due to the pending litigation."