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Air Force Maj. Carla Gleason, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said in a statement that „the request for personnel to assist in the review was to ensure we were following federal canada goose outlet store new york guidelines and to ensure the packages were complete and accurate given the ongoing MAVNI litigation.”

Gleason provided her statement on Tuesday.

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The Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program, or MAVNI, promises expedited citizenship for badly needed language and medical skills. More than 10,400 immigrants entered the force through the program since 2009, when it was implemented by Stock. canada goose outlet nyc It was shuttered last year.

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„They don’t have the bureaucratic will canada goose outlet online uk to fix this. They just want to get this problem over with,” Stock said of the Pentagon. „The way you get rid of the problem is you get rid of the people.”.