Fake News Alert: Did the Army Dismiss Immigrants?

Journalists have questioned rumors of immigrants being discharged from the military. The Daily Caller reports:

National Public Radio reporter Tim Mak took apart the Associated Press’s coverage of discharged immigrant military recruits in multiple tweets Friday.

The AP’s article, “AP NewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits,” framed the military as adopting policy changes that hurt immigrants, according to Mak.

However, Mak criticized the AP for only providing “hints and anecdotes” instead of evidence that the Trump administration made such changes.

“If I was the editor on this story I would have asked for more meat on the bones,” tweeted Mak. “Show me evidence of a change in policy.”

So, are these anecdotes reflective of a larger policy?


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