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    U.S. Military Will Offer Path to Citizenship

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/15/us/15immig.html
    Stretched thin in Afghanistan and Iraq, the American military will begin recruiting skilled immigrants who are living in this country with temporary visas, offering them the chance to become United States citizens in as little as six months.

    Immigrants who are permanent residents, with documents commonly known as green cards, have long been eligible to enlist. But the new effort, for the first time since the Vietnam War, will open the armed forces to temporary immigrants if they have lived in the United States for a minimum of two years, according to military officials familiar with the plan
    Besides all the dividing... Didn't Rome fall also from too much foreign recruiting after their people where dishearted an not willing to join the militairy? I hope this doesn't start morphing into that.
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    Re: U.S. Military Will Offer Path to Citizenship

    This is a great idea IMO. If you are willing to protect and die for the U.S., why shouldn't you be made a citizen for it?

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    Re: U.S. Military Will Offer Path to Citizenship

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    This is a great idea IMO. If you are willing to protect and die for the U.S., why shouldn't you be made a citizen for it?
    Absolutely right. This should have been the policy a long time ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    This is a great idea IMO. If you are willing to protect and die for the U.S., why shouldn't you be made a citizen for it?
    That's a pretty damn, good point. I think it highlights how unpopular our own citizens think the war is, although.
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    Re: U.S. Military Will Offer Path to Citizenship

    Wasnt the Dream Act modeled after this concept?
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    Re: U.S. Military Will Offer Path to Citizenship

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    This is a great idea IMO. If you are willing to protect and die for the U.S., why shouldn't you be made a citizen for it?
    One complaint I had was none of them paid taxes for 7 years and were never required to serve in the US military. Problem solved for both sides now, if the idea becomes law... They become citizens and they earn,(in a meaningful way),their citizenship. Become a tax payer and citizen in as little as 6 months.
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    Re: U.S. Military Will Offer Path to Citizenship

    Is anybody else having Starship Troopers flashbacks?
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: U.S. Military Will Offer Path to Citizenship

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    One complaint I had was none of them paid taxes for 7 years and were never required to serve in the US military.
    Um just to let you know there are some 18 year olds that have never had jobs and paid taxes that served in the military, that means they didn't pay taxes for 18 years.

    Just saying that is kind of a lame reason to be against immigrants serving in them military for citizenship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Wasnt the Dream Act modeled after this concept?
    I GOOGLED "dream act". It`s a twin brother from a different mother. I don`t care whos bill gets the nod, but I think this will solve a lot of future problems as relates to these newbies wanting to vote and influence law and politics in OUR country...become citizens and pay taxes.

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    Re: U.S. Military Will Offer Path to Citizenship

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Um just to let you know there are some 18 year olds that have never had jobs and paid taxes that served in the military, that means they didn't pay taxes for 18 years.

    Just saying that is kind of a lame reason to be against immigrants serving in them military for citizenship.
    You seem confused. They serve,...They become citizens...then pay taxes. This crap comeing to America protesting in the streets and picking up welfare checks,for 7 years,(while not paying taxes),doesn`t set well with me. The AMERICANS who are just 18, never worked,(thus never paid taxes), will pay taxes from their foxholes as has been the case for a long wrong time. I vote NO TAXES for active duty military personel.
    Last edited by Rodney; 02-15-09 at 08:07 PM.

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