Immigration In Limbo For Years: The U.S. Military Recruited Non-Citizens, But Hasn't Allowed Them To Serve By Josie Huang • Jan 27, 2020 Josie Huang / American Homefront The MAVNI program allowed non-U.S. citizens to enlist in the armed services if they had foreign language skills or other special expertise. But the program is now at a standstill. The National Guard Is Heading To The U.S./Mexico Border To Help Move Trucks Through Faster By Carson Frame • Jul 10, 2019 Carson Frame / American Homefront A thousand National Guard troops from Texas will try to address one of the unintended results of President Trump’s immigration crackdown -- traffic jams that are slowing international commerce. Troops Have Installed Miles Of Concertina Wire At The U.S./Mexico Border, And More May Be Coming By Steve Walsh • Apr 26, 2019 Steve Walsh / American Homefront President Trump is considering sending a new round of troops to the southern border. The military withdrew some service members from the border in December, after they laid miles of concertina wire – large steel coils with razor-sharp teeth. Marines Lay Miles Of Concertina Wire Along Southern Border In San Diego By Steve Walsh • Nov 19, 2018 Steve Walsh / KPBS More than 5000 troops have been deployed to the border, mainly to build barriers to harden points of entry. Most troops are scheduled to leave the border within weeks. Some Local Residents Welcome Troops At The U.S./Mexican Border; Others Are Afraid By Carson Frame • Nov 12, 2018 Carson Frame / American Homefront Active-duty troops are now at the U.S. border with Mexico, two weeks after President Trump ordered the deployment in response to a large group of migrants headed north from Central America. They Were Recruited Into the Military, But Non-Citizen Troops Now Face An Uncertain Future By Carson Frame • Jul 24, 2018 Scott Thornbloom / U.S. Navy From 2009 to 2016, the Defense Department recruited more than 10,000 non-citizens into the armed forces. Now some say they're being discharged without explanation. Afghans Who Helped U.S. Troops Now Face 'Life Or Death' As They Await Visas By Dorian Merina • Jul 10, 2017 Corey Idleburg / U.S. Army 13,000 Afghans who helped American troops are waiting for special visas to come to the U.S. Their lives could be in danger as they wait. Deported Veterans Hope To Return To Nation They Fought For By Dorian Merina • Jun 15, 2017 Dorian Merina / American Homefront Hundreds of veterans - who served in the U.S. military as non-citizens - were later deported for committing civilian crimes. Serving In the U.S. Military Won't Protect These Veterans From Being Deported By Dorian Merina • Jun 15, 2017 Dorian Merina / American Homefront Non-citizens are eligible to serve in the U.S. military. But even as veterans, they can still be deported if they commit crimes after they leave the service.