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Pentagon says DACA recipients in military number fewer than 900

Pentagon says DACA recipients in military number fewer than 900

CBS NEWS – KATHRYN WATSON

Fewer than 900 people currently serving in the military now or who have signed contracts to serve benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, according to the Pentagon.

The Trump administration announced earlier this week that it will end the program, which affects roughly 800,000 immigrants who came to the U.S. without proper documentation as children. A Pentagon spokesman said the Department of Defense is coordinating with the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice about “any impact” the policy change may have.

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