Why An Amnesty Tied to Military Service is a Bad Idea

Allowing illegal aliens to serve in the military is a contentious topic. The ENLIST Act is the latest in a succession of measures that would let illegal aliens get permanent legal residence or citizenship in exchange for military service. These measures gained in popularity following the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks in the U.S. and the demand for more military enlistees due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Below are selected resources from FAIR about military amnesty proposals.

More Reading - Top 10 Reasons to Oppose the Enlist Act

Op-ed: Illegal alien amnesty has no place on the Defense Authorization bill

Alert: Tell the House Rules Committee to Reject Amnesty! (2014)

Alert: Military Amnesty's Next Stop: House Floor (2014)

Alert: Does Your Congressman Support Illegal Aliens Joining our Military? (2014)

Alert: Stop Military Amnesty in the Senate (2014)

Alert: Tell Your Congressman: No Illegal Aliens in the Military (2014)

Legislative Update: House Closes a Door to Military Amnesty, but Senate Remains Open... (2014)

Legislative Update: Department of Defense Announces Military Amnesty (2014)

Legislative Update: Defense Dept Halts Program that Allows Illegal Aliens to Enter Military (2014)

Legislative Update: Army Will Triple Size of Program Offering Military Amnesty by Next Year (2015)

Legislative Update: Military Amnesty Stripped From Defense Bill (2015)

Summary of Enlist Act

Background: Allowing Illegal Aliens to Enlist in the Military is Poor Public Policy
Military DREAM Act Policy Statement

Top 10 Reasons to Oppose the Enlist Act - HR 2377

Top 10 Reasons to Oppose the ENLIST Act