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U.S. Army Begins Reinstating Discharged Immigrant Recruits

The U.S. Army has moved to reinstate at least 36 immigrant recruits who were discharged amid the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown after several of them sued. Court records cited by the Associated Press on Monday showed that 32 reservists were brought back to serve since Aug. 17, while discharge orders for another six recruits were revoked. Another 149 discharge orders have been suspended and are currently under review. The move comes after high-ranking Army officials were ordered in late July to halt the discharges of recruits enlisted in a special immigrant program offering a pathway to citizenship. Dozens of immigrant recruits had complained of being discharged for no apparent reason over the summer, with some saying they’d been told they were security risks or simply had their contracts abruptly canceled.