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U.S. Army reverses decision to discharge immigrant recruit after appeal

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The U.S. Army reversed its decision to discharge Lucas Calixto, an immigrant recruit recently removed from the military, after he filed a lawsuit against the Army saying the Department of Defense never afforded him an opportunity for an appeal, reports the Washington Times.

The big picture: Calixto's appeal and subsequent reversal could spark a trend with other recruits who were discharged. Several Army recruits, including Calixto, were discharged earlier this month with some saying they were told they could be a security threat.

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