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Pentagon: Trump order to end DACA raises problems for military

WASHINGTON (AP)– The Pentagon states the armed force could be affected by the president’s decision to end the Obama-era program that secures young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children.The Pentagon says about 900 individuals presently in uniform– or who have signed up to serve– are recipients of work permission through the Obama program referred to as Deferred Action for Youth Arrival, or DACA.Lt. Col. Paul Haverstick is a Pentagon spokesman. Haverstick says the Pentagon is coordinating with the departments of justice and homeland security “concerning any effect” the change will have on military DACA recipients.Trump on Tuesday purchased an end to the program in 6 months, giving Congress time to discover a service for the immigrants.The post Pentagon: Trump order to end DACA raises concerns for military appeared initially on WTOP.

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