President Donald Trump appeared at Fort Drum, NY, today where he signed H.R. 5515, a $700 billion dollar defense bill that will further expand America’s already bloated military budget. The bill—officially the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019—is, as its title suggests, dedicated…
President Trump is seen as an impediment to foreign policy goals even by those in his own administration, alleges a new report from the New York Times. According to the Times, national security advisor John Bolton worked with other high-level officials to ensure that the recent NATO agreement was complete before Trump…
The U.S. government has once again reaffirmed its eagerness to split up non-white immigrant families rather than focusing deportation efforts on dangerous criminals and gang members, as the Trump administration frequently claims.
A couple of grandparents from Brooklyn who traveled to Fort Drum in upstate New York to visit their son-in-law on the country’s Independence Day—before he is shipped to Afghanistan for a third tour of duty—were arrested by immigration authorities and thrown into detention, a report says.
Last year, the federal government announced that it was backing out of a deal it’s made with immigrant recruits for over a decade: put your body on the line for the American military and we’ll expedite you through the the citizenship process. Now, a new report from the Associated Press says that some of these recruits…
Efforts by the Trump administration to implement
a ban on allowing transgender Americans to serve in the military continue
to be blocked after yet another court ruling against the policy on Friday.
It’s another day, which means there is another horrific story of an undocumented immigrant being terrorized and punished for trying to make a living.
We’ve all seen the cringeworthy tweets from companies or public figures attempting to go viral in order to “relate to the kids.” Today’s offender on this front is a well-funded and immensely powerful organization that does business on every continent: The United States Air Force.
Internal documents show a “massive disconnect” between what was discussed by a military panel, convened to evaluate the impact of allowing transgender military members to serve, and what was eventually recommended.
Hector Barajas joined the Army in 1995. He was honorably discharged in 2001. Then, in 2004, the country he served ended up deporting him.
If President Donald Trump’s aim in using the military to deliver airstrikes on targets in Syria was to create his own “Wag the Dog” moment to distract from his lawyer’s legal troubles, it doesn’t appear the tactic will have much longevity.
It’s very clear that Donald Trump has not put much thought into his plan to send the National Guard to the Mexican border until Congress agrees to build his big, beautiful Wall, but on Wednesday, he at least gave us some idea of how many troops he’s sending.
In February, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis promised that undocumented immigrants who served in the military and were honorably discharged would not be deported. “We would always stand by one of our people,” Mattis said at the time.
After vowing to send the military to guard the southern border with Mexico, President Trump darkly teased taking “strong action” on immigration later today.
Donald Trump unveiled his latest hellish immigration policy idea on Tuesday, saying that until he gets his wall, he plans to guard the US-Mexico border with the military.
Evan Young, a retired army officer living in Arkansas, has reason to be upset with the Veterans Affairs healthcare system. Last year, when Splinter spoke to him, Young was in the middle of a lengthy battle with the VA over receiving post-operative care, laid up in bed for months on pain medication, and writing to his…
Miguel Perez Jr. is a 39-year old Chicagoan and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who came back to the United States with post-traumatic stress disorder. America does not consider him worthy of becoming a U.S. citizen.
The AP has published an investigation into sexual assault cases on U.S. military bases where children have been assaulted by other children. Apparently, neither the military or the Justice Department are doing anything about it.