BREITBART — Capitol Hill conservatives are confused and ticked off by House leadership’s quick dismissal of an amendment to the Pentagon’s budget that aimed to end President Barack Obama’s exploitation of the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program. He’s been using that program to give illegal aliens and their families safe harbor.
“It’s time that we stop playing politics with the Defense Authorization and ensure that a provision meant to allow military readiness isn’t hijacked in order to provide backdoor amnesty to DACA aliens,” said Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R.-Ariz.). The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is President Barack Obama’s program, executed without congressional approval, which grants amnesty to aliens who claim they came to America as children.
Military recruiters routinely allow illegal aliens into the military, who then receive their green cards upon completion of their initial training and proceed to regular service in either the active-duty or reserve components.
The trick to the Gosar Amendment was that it would have required inductees to have legal status in order to participate in MAVNI—a requirement that while consistent with current law and stated procedures—was so antithetical to how the program is run it was considered the equivalent killing the program.
Gosar said he has not given up.