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Dozen Recruits and Vancouver

fall: The Army began booting out those enlistees last year without explanation .article continues below Trending Stories The top Instagram fall photo spots in Vancouver Has Vancouver become a better place under Mayor Gregor Robertson UBC is on the World's Most Innovative Universities list Here's 11 Vancouver happy hours to check out in fall The AP has interviewed more than a dozen recruits from countries such as Brazil, Pakistan, Iran, China and Mongolia who all said they were devastated by their unexpected discharges or cancelled contracts, according to Vancouver Courier. Until now, it's been unclear how many were discharged and for what reason because the Army has refused to discuss specific cases. The decade-old Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest recruiting program was put on hold in 2016 amid concerns that immigrant recruits were not being screened sufficiently. But the Army's own list, submitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia last month, says 502 service members who enlisted under MAVNI were discharged between July 2017 and July 2018. That is the reason given for 35 per cent of enlistee discharges Army-wide, according to a research study posted on a Defence Department website. The list, which was unsealed this week after a request from the AP, offers refuse to enlist as the reason for expelling two-thirds of the recruits. ( As reported in the news.