Skip to comments.'Ready To Die For My New Country': Gaining Quick Citizenship In Combat Boots ["Security Risk"]
Posted on 04/27/2013 7:53:23 PM PDT by Steelfish
'Ready To Die For My New Country': Gaining Quick Citizenship In Combat Boots
Oumama Kabli, center, celebrates becoming a U.S. citizen during a naturalization ceremony on April 15 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Kabli, 19, is a private in the Army National Guard and entitled to become a citizen without the normal five-year residency requirement because of her military service.
By Bill Briggs This story is part of NBC News series Immigration Nation, an in-depth examination of immigration in America. A wartime edict to entice immigrants to join the military in exchange for rapid naturalization has created 83,000 new American citizens. But one critic worries the initiative will become permanent or perhaps even expand essentially outsourcing more U.S. combat jobs and, he argues, injecting the armed forces with an increased security risk.
Launched via a 2002 executive order by President George W. Bush, the program lets green-card holders who enlist in the U.S. armed services bypass the typical five-year residency rule and apply immediately for citizenship at no fee. More than 10 percent of such naturalization ceremonies have taken place in 28 countries abroad, including 3,412 in Iraq, 2,102 in Japan and 1,134 in South Korea, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, which administers the process.
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Didn’t Nidal Malik Hasan start off this way?
Bush’s fault (yup, this really is).
No, he was born in the US to Palestinians.
Moslems? Not so much. Gangbangers from Mexico? Nope.
I think Honorable military service should earn you something.
Yep, and honorable discharge. LOL! On the other hand, I agree ... serve in the military and you should be granted front of the line status for citizenship.
Ever notice that the 'invade first ask questions later' neocons like Bush, McCain, Grahamnesty and Rubio all have been on the fast track for amnesty?
This is why...cheap IED fodder.
Who here will want their own kids to join the military to invade Syria then to be treated as invaders by those Muslims who we are told the US is liberating? Then we get to pay to rebuild it.
Nope, we need amnesty to get those recruits.
No wonder we are in trouble . . . , its suppose to be . . .
"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. ... ". George S. Patton
Clinton had an executive order granting citizenship for gulf war vets too
Bull crap. That is an Imperial policy dating back to Rome. Do you really want US to be an Empire and Obama an Imperor?
After proper vetting, anyone who volunteers to serve and does so honorably can be a fellow citizen of mine.
I have never been around them.
Take your word for it.
The other 2, I know about. Respect both greatly.
In the Mobile Riverine Force, we had a young man from South America, who enlisted to earn American Citizenship. Unfortunately, he was killed in combat. His name is on the Wall, along with his other brothers-in-arms.
Maybe, just maybe, he and others who join and serve, deserve citizenship more than those who were born here, but do nothing to earn the privileges and immunities of citizenship.
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