TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 6, 2018
Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted with a promised path to citizenship are being discharged without explanation, the Associated Press reports. Immigration attorneys say that there have been more then 40 known cases but the exact total is unclear. Reservist Lucas Calixto, a Brazilian immigrant who says he doesn’t know why he was suddenly discharged, filed a lawsuit last week in Washington, D.C., alleging the Defense Department didn’t give him the chance to defend himself or appeal. Spokespeople for the Pentagon and the Army said that they were unable to comment on the discharges due to the pending litigation.