Skip to comments.U.S. to open military to temporary immigrants: report
Posted on 02/15/2009 6:37:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The U.S. military will begin recruiting immigrants with special skills who are in the United States on temporary visas, offering a chance to become citizens in as little as six months, The New York Times reported.
A report on the newspaper's website on Saturday said it would be the first time since the Vietnam War that the armed forces would be open to temporary immigrants, provided they have lived in the United States for at least two years.
Immigrants with permanent resident status, or "green cards," are eligible to enlist in the U.S. military.
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I hear they already filled the CIC position with a foreigner.
He's pres_ent without ID.
These days news reads like, what used to be, satire.
is this to prevent any future coup against O?
Part of Obama’s army to use against US citizens?
This is a terrible idea. And yes, I do think it is meant to fill the military with people whose primary loyalty is not to the US.
Will the next Mohammad Atta fly a mil-jet into a building?
Ogabe’s just starting up an American Foreign Legion. I hear there are a lot of Saudis with specialized skills in blowing up lots of civilians in tall buildings using jet planes. Maybe he’ll put them on the payroll.
The Romans did that too, and we all know how well that turned out.
Another astoundingly stupid idea!
rather than this ; Increase the age limit for AMERICAN enlistment to 60 . Allow mature Americans to enlist and perform a vast variety of tasks that they are entirely capable and willing to do . Thus freeing up the younger personnel
to be the true war fighters . It is insane to open our ranks to those that have no allegiance to country and no heritage as Americans .
“ather than this ; Increase the age limit for AMERICAN enlistment to 60 . Allow mature Americans to enlist and perform a vast variety of tasks that they are entirely capable and willing to do . Thus freeing up the younger personnel
to be the true war fighters . It is insane to open our ranks to those that have no allegiance to country and no heritage as Americans .”
Absolutely. I’ll go. I tried after 9/11. They had a good laugh. I can out shoot any of them.
yep , me too , tried to enlist , they said “too old”
and now they are casting around for ‘foreigners’?
Shame on them . Older folks can not only shoot , but drive better (in many cases) and are not compelled by the same
urgent youthful drives , don’t miss home as much , and are not so concerned about what they might miss out on in life if....
Let’s us serve !