Combat Vets Cut from Army to Make Room for Illegals

As the debate over the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) continues in the House, more details are emerging about bi-partisan efforts to enlist illegal aliens into the U.S. military as a way to fast-track them to citizenship.

The Gallego Amendment was approved by the House Armed Services Committee earlier this month. It would specifically grant a fast track to citizenship for illegal immigrants who are mustered into the military.

In addition, it was revealed the Army is already signing up illegals.

Now, it has come out that in order to make room for the expected influx of illegal immigrants into the military, combat veterans will be moved out.

According to a summary of the NDAA, the House Armed Services Committee supports a 20 percent cut in personnel by the Department of Defense to reduce headquarters’ budgets and workforce.

Breitbart News previously reported the proposal contains language that would use the military to grant amnesty to thousands of illegal aliens if they enlist in the military—essentially meaning that in addition to the cuts of Americans from service, Congress and the administration would be allowing illegal aliens to take scarce service jobs from Americans.

Reps. Dave Brat (R-VA) and Mo Brooks (R-AL) criticized the Armed Services Committee’s vote on the Gallego Amendment

“With passage of this amendment, a majority on the Armed Services Committee urged the Secretary of Defense to hire DACA illegal immigrants, rather than American citizens, at the same time the Pentagon is in the process of laying off tens of thousands of American troops,” Brat and Brooks said in a joint statement.

By adding thousands of illegal aliens to the military while at the same time drawing down the number of active duty soldier, sailors, and airmen, Congress must reduce current personnel levels.  According to Breitbart:

Career service members who endured combat are reportedly the ones who are getting pink slips in the name of budgetary cuts.

The NDAA is scheduled to be taken up by the House Rules Committee.  This powerful committee writes the rules of debate for legislation headed to the House floor.  Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) said through a spokesperson:

“The Gallego language in the bill is wholly inconsistent with thoroughly vetted Republican philosophy. As such, the Chairman supports the Brooks amendment to strike that language,”

Of course, just because the Rules Committee removes the Gallego amendment that doesn’t mean it can’t reappear at a later date.