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Ban DREAMer immigrants from military service

The House voted on an amendment by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) to H.R. 5293, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2017; Heritage Action recommended voting YES. The amendment would prohibit funds from being used to extend the expiration of, or reissue a new expiration date to, the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program.

Analysis by Heritage Action: The MANVI program is a pilot program authorizing "military services to recruit certain legal immigrants whose skills are considered to be vital to the national interest." However, a DoD memo has made it clear that DACA/DAPA recipients are eligible under this program, essentially opening up a pathway to amnesty for illegal aliens who enlist. By ensuring that this guidance ends, DOD will no longer be able to enlist illegal immigrants through MAVNI.

Source: Heritage Action 2015-16 voting recommendation on HR5293 , Jun 16, 2016

Reform immigration piecemeal, focusing on economic needs

Instead of a comprehensive bill, a problem-solving approach that treats each of the many issues in our immigration system in its own lane can offer a better solution. Lawmakers should:
Source: Heritage article by Spalding, Zuckerman, & Carafano , Jan 17, 2013

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