Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
It's not unheard of to have non-citizens serving in the military. When I was in the Navy, most of the AKs (Aviation Storekeepers) and MSs (Mess Specialists i.e. cooks) were non-citizen Phillipinos. They dominated those ratings because they were among the few jobs non-citizens were allowed to have. Now that I've looked it up, it turns out there are almost 40 NECs that non-citizens are qualified for:
Navy Jobs Available to Non-U.S. Citizens
If done right, this probably won't be a bad thing.
But it really irks me that government is focused on immigration to help pad the elections when there are much more important reforms that need to be done.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
The point of the job is to directly translate between the target language and English. Non-native speakers are not as good at it and those that are are few and far between.
Therefore, since the world has still/Much good, but much less good than ill,
And while the sun and moon endure/Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure,
I'd face it as a wise man would,/And train for ill and not for good.
I think it's a great idea. In fact I think it should be path to automatic citizenship. Serving in the military is no small thing and is something most Americans are not willing to do. Let them serve and give them citizenship as soon as they complete their enlistment.