Thursday, June 21, 2018

Pentagon Sending Military Lawyers to Border to Help Prosecute Immigration Cases

An NBC News Exclusive

by Alex Johnson and Courtney Kube

Twenty-one military lawyers are being sent to Arizona, Texas and New Mexico to help prosecute illegal immigration cases, the Defense Department told MSNBC on Wednesday night.

The lawyers, who are to have "criminal trial experience," will be appointed as full-time special assistant U.S. attorneys for up to 179 days, or around six months, the Defense Department said in confirming the plan, which was first reported by MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show."

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