Feb 15 2009

You Fight For American, You Should Be Allowed To Be An American

Published by at 11:54 am under All General Discussions,Illegal Immigration

This is a good idea:

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.

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “You Fight For American, You Should Be Allowed To Be An American”

  1. Jeff Stone says:

    Hear ! Hear !

    A mighty fine example of “Walking the Walk” !

  2. aerawls says:

    It’s a good idea, so long as they screen out Islamic supremacists, which most certainly will not do. There will be a price to pay down the road for letting the Islamofascists have access to our military and our country in this way.

  3. marksbbr says:

    I believe the ancient Romans did the same, granting citizenship to those that served. Regardless, this is a great idea. It has always been my experience that military vets and immigrants are among the most patriotic. Defending freedom and seeking it while fleeing oppression seem to instill gratitude for the greatness of America that many seem to take for granted.

  4. Mike M. says:

    The Romans did…but I prefer the British approach of recruiting auxiliary troops. Think Ghurkas, or the French Foreign Legion. We arm and train them, pay them well…and siphon off the young men itching for a fight.

    But note that auxiliaries are never given the exotic weapons. The British used locals on the ground…but the Royal Navy was totally British.

  5. CatoRenasci says:

    Yes, the Romans did this, and, while it was successful in the short run, it did not work out well over time. The Romans themselves stopped serving in significant numbers and soon only the barbarians were warriors. Rather similar to the way in which our own intellectual, social, financial and political elites no longer serve in meaningful numbers.

    I agree with Mike M. that auxiliary units are a better approach, and that the units need to be kept away from CONUS. Keep the Air Force and the entire officer corps.

  6. OLDPUPPYMAX says:

    Leave it to the left to impose this dangerous morale destroyer on the US Armed Forces. Most of the kids joining the military over the past years have been patriots…believing in their country and what it stands for. Some 75-80% vote for the republican candidate for president as they understand full well the contempt which the dem party has for this nation. What better way to break up this dangerous pro-American attitude than to hire non-Americans! We will now have mercenaries working directly for the left, for the Hussein administration and against the interests of the US. Brownshirts, trained and equipped at the expense of the American people, whose role it will be to follow the dictates of our America hating, Marxist commander in chief. The time may well come that our own military will be ordered to fire on the American people…people who will refuse to obey the inevitable overturning of the 2nd amendment. Today’ s soldiers would defy that order and probably join with the patriot side. This new force would gladly kill Americans fighting to keep their rights. Sound far fetched? That’s exaclty what our leftist friends want you to think.

  7. Frogg says:

    Every time I see photos of US soldiers in uniform somewhere being allowed to take the oath of citizenship for the country they are fighting for……I swell with emotion and pride. I welcome with open arms.

  8. SC says:

    I’ve pondered this question over and over. What keeps coming to mind is CCR’s “Fortunate One.” There is a vast array of reason why one enlists. A lot of enlistees come form backgrounds that do not encourage higher education or from areas where they do not want to fall into the perpetual loser cycle. Rather than looking at the glass half empty they look at an opportunity to make something of themselves. You will not have this scenario with the kids that have parents that are of affluence. I think each young American should at least give some consideration to serving our great country through military service. Does this happen. The answer is no. So, the military needs to increase the force. How do they do that? By lowering the standards. The standards have been lowered to allow criminals and now they are encouraging those with temporary residence by dangling citizenship in front of them. I’m still not convinced that this is the way to go. Maybe the Fortunate One’s can share?