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MAVNI: Inappropriate Access to the Military and Needless Security Risk

The Center for immigration Studies has consistently been against opening up military recruitment to aliens who would otherwise be ineligible, such as nonimmigrants and, most particularly, those illegally in the country. It is unnecessary to meet recruiting goals, most aliens would not meet the educational or background standards of our modern fighting forces, and it introduces needless risk into the equation of national defense and security.

Time to End DACA

One of President Trump's signature campaign promises was to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a controversial program created by the Obama administration in 2012 that granted work permits, identity documents, and relief from deportation to approximately 800,000 illegal immigrants who arrived as youths. More than six months into Trump's term, however, DACA is still alive, and his administration appears divided over how to proceed. It is time to stop wavering. The president should end a program that is illegal, overbroad, and likely to lead to a more extensive amnesty.

Do Not Confuse Smuggling with Trafficking

The United Nations designated Sunday, July 30 as the "World Day against Trafficking in Persons" following a 2013 resolution to "raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights."
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