Email Your Representative to Oppose the ENLIST Act
Next week, the House is expected to take up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It is expected that Rep. Jeff Denham’s (R-CA) Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training, or “ENLIST,” Act (H.R. 2377) will be added as an amendment to NDAA.
ENLIST Act would allow DREAMers—unlawful immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors—to acquire lawful permanent resident (LPR) status in exchange for military service. Exchanging military service for amnesty is wrong. It undermines the rule of law and encourages future unlawful immigration. This proposal would add insult to injury by politicizing the NDAA.
Our volunteer military thrives in large part because American citizens recognize that it is a privilege, not a punishment, to serve in the military. ENLIST Act creates a perverse incentive for military service. Historically, validating illegal behavior has only served to promote it.
ENLIST Act is backdoor amnesty and should be opposed as an amendment to NDAA. Use the POPVOX form below to email your Representative to oppose the ENLIST Act.