Pentagon reviewing enlistment policies regarding illegal immigration

The Pentagon says it is taking another look at U.S. military enlistment policies that bar applicants with spouses or children living illegally in the U.S.

Both the Marine Corps and Navy follow those policies. Army and Air Force officials say they don’t.

The Pentagon has started a “policy review in this area, in coordination with all the military services,” Maj. Gen. Thomas Seamands, the Army’s director of military personnel management, said in a letter Thursday.

Seamands sent his letter in response to one from a bipartisan group of 33 congressmen, who have raised concerns about the issue. Seamands said officials planned to reply to the congressmen with the results of the Pentagon’s review within 60 days.

Read more of the AJC’s coverage on this issue on myajc.com here.

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