Skip to comments.This Flag Means ‘Everything’: Immigrant Who Served In The Army Becomes US Citizen On Veterans Day
Posted on 11/11/2019 11:49:13 AM PST by rktman
Linval Lindsay, a Jamaican immigrant, teared up when he finally became a naturalized American citizen Monday decades after serving in the United States Army.
Immediately following the New York City naturalization ceremony, which was broadcast live on Fox News, Lindsay spoke with Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt.
I was drafted more than 50 years ago. Served in, went up to Greenland. Went up to Greenland twice. I came back. The Army has been my, one of the best two years of my life, really, Lindsay replied. My mother cried, Im so happy she cried. Today Im happy.
Earhardt asked one last question: What does the flag mean to you, sir?
Oh, everything, Lindsay said. Everything. He noted that he still loved Jamaica, but that he was proud to be an American.
Were both Americans, Earhardt smiled. God bless you.
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Drafted but not a citizen?
You raise a good point and got me curious. From sss.gov
U.S. non-citizens and dual nationals are required by law to register with the Selective Service System. Most are also liable for induction into the U.S. Armed Forces if there is a draft. They would also be eligible for any deferments, postponements, and exemptions available to all other registrants.
If There is a Military Draft Underway
However, some non-citizens and dual nationals would be exempt from induction into the military if there is a draft, depending on their country of origin and other factors. Some of these exemptions are shown below:
A non-citizen who has lived in the U.S. for less than one year is exempt from induction.
A dual national whose other country of nationality has an agreement with the U.S. which specifically provides for an exemption is exempt from induction
Some countries have agreements with the U.S. which exempt a non-citizen national who is a citizen of both that country and the U.S. from military service in the U.S. Armed Forces. A non-citizen who requests and is exempt under an agreement or bilateral treaty can never become a U.S. citizen, and may have trouble reentering the U.S. if he leaves.
A non-citizen who served at least a year in the military of a country with which the U.S. is involved in mutual defense activities will be exempt from military service if he is a national of a country that grants reciprocal privileges to citizens of the U.S.
During a draft, any claims for exemptions based on any of the above categories would be granted or denied by a man’s Local Board.
Military examiners make the final decision about who will be accepted into the military.
The leftards are going to rain their hate down on him foe being LEGAL. It’s like calling a member of the LGBLT community a Breeder.
WE HAVE PLENTY OF YOUNG AMERICANS WILLING TO SERVE.
DC elites should be hung by their toenails for constantly finding new ways to give away American citizenship...
Back in the early 60's my BIL, who was from Honduras and a doctor in residency was having a problem renewing his worker visa. So in order to circumvent his having to leave the country when the visa expired, he tried to enlist in the Army as a doctor. They never called him and his Visa was ultimately approved and the rest is history........
And then he votes democrat just like he is supposed to. This is true quid-pro-quo. He gets citizenship...dems get another guaranteed voter.
“All dis fo a damn flag”. -— Big Mike
Thinkin’ that could happen. The obxxx effect?
And for only a 2 year stint, apparently. We’ve learned nothing from Rome.
I didnt know there were only 2 year stints I thought the minimum was 4 years!!!
I believe during the 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s enlistees and draftees served only two years. This changed with the end of the draft and the beginning of the all-volunteer armed forces in 1973.
I choose a 4 year Navy enlistment over a 2 year draft assignment back in ‘67. IIRC, the whole deal was 6 years. Enlistees 4 active 2 reserve and draftees 2 active and 4 reserve. Corrections as needed. One thing for certain is my DD 214 and Honorable Discharge paper proudly displayed. :-)
Not only do the crooks running the military sell or trade citizenship, they also give $200,000 ‘speeches’ (read ‘take bribes’) in these hellholes.
Nice side job if you can get it - $200K for a 40 minute ‘speech’... puts Hunter Biden to shame. Hunter was ONLY pulling in $50K a month AND he wasn’t throwing in citizenship... Then don’t get me stated on their book deals... where the publishers agree NOT to print the
BIG 20,000 copies orders they get from people who are really donors - not readers...
Every person here is an ‘immigrant’ except American Indians... I’m thankful for legal immigrants.
The debate here is ‘should the corrupt parts of our military be allowed to trade citizenship for mercenaries’ when there are lots of Americans ready and willing to serve. My answer is ‘no’...
Every garbage ‘elite’ in DC wants to give away our dollars and citizenship in exchange for speaker’s fees, book deals, and having their butts kissed when they’re abroad.
(This is not a condemnation of people who want to live here in the United States...about 80% of the people on this planet would choose to live here if they could get here legally - or sometimes illegally - And within that 80% are millions of people who would make wonderful productive citizens...)
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