Martha Mendoza, The Associated Press

  • This November 2017 photo provided by Badamsereejid Gansukh shows him in front of a U.S. military recruiting office in New York's Times Square. Gansukh, whose recruiter told him his Turkish language skills would be an asset to the military, said he didn’t know he was discharged at all until he asked his congressman’s office in the summer of 2018 to help him figure out why his security screening was taking so long. (Badamsereejid Gansukh via AP)
    Army expelled 500 immigrant recruits in 1 year

    Over the course of 12 months, the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees who were recruited across the globe for their language or medical skills and promised a fast track to citizenship in exchange for their service, The Associated Press has found.

  • A soldier holds onto his certificate he received from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during a naturalization ceremony on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on Feb. 10, 2012. (Sgt. Amanda M. Hils/Army)
    Army reinstates at least 36 discharged immigrants

    At least three dozen immigrant recruits who were booted from the U.S. Army after enlisting with a promised pathway to citizenship are being brought back to serve, according to court records filed Monday.

  • This photo provided by Panshu Zhao shows Zhao in uniform on Feb. 11, 2018, at a U.S. Army Reserve installation in Houston. (Panshu Zhao via AP)
    Immigrant PhD candidate rocked by sudden US Army discharge

    Panshu Zhao is one of the dozens of immigrant recruits and reservists struggling with abrupt, often unexplained military discharges and canceled contracts.

  • In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018, photo, a Pakistani recruit, 22, who was recently discharged from the U.S. Army, holds an American flag as he poses for a picture. The man asked his name and location to be undisclosed for safety reasons. (Mike Knaak/AP)
    US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

    Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.

  • Google software engineer and Google In Residence Sabrina Williams, right, talks with students including, from left, freshmen Lucretia Williams, Alanna Walton, and Christopher Hocutt, during a Google Student Development class on Impostor Syndrome at Howard University in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. In ongoing efforts to diversify Silicon Valley's tech sector, Google is embedding engineers at a handful of Historically Black Colleges and Universities where they teach, mentor and advise on curriculum. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
    Google embeds engineers as professors

    Historically black colleges and universities are working with tech firms to diversify their workforces by race and gender.

  • President Barack Obama walks away from Air Force One upon his arrival at San Francisco International Airport, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in San Francisco. The President will travel to Palo Alto, Calif., to deliver remarks at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University on Friday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
    Obama to focus on cybersecurity in Silicon Valley

    Responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks, President Barack Obama is trying to spark alliances between policymakers who want to regulate the online world and tech innovators who traditionally shun Beltway bureaucracies.