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York Times: Assistant Secretary and American Citizenship

york times: The Army has stopped involuntarily discharging recruits who joined the MAVNI program in exchange for a faster path to American citizenship, according to Toronto Star. STEPHEN CROWLEY / The New York Times File Photo Effective immediately, you will suspend processing of all involuntary separation actions, read the memo signed July 20 by Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Marshall Williams. Active duty service members and civilians take the oath of citizenship at the White House in Washington, July 4, 2014. The disclosure comes one month after the AP reported that dozens of immigrant enlistees were being discharged or had their contracts cancelled. Others said the Army informed them they'd been labelled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defence Department had not completed background checks on them. Some said they were given no reason for their discharge. ( As reported in the news.