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An Alien Army
This hub will most likely cause some dissension.
First and foremost, I must say that I support our troops. I don't completely agree with their leadership, but to each and every member of our armed forces, I say thank you!
Now my concern:
- Military Pilot Program Recruits Skilled Aliens
Military Pilot Program Recruits Skilled Aliens
- Army Recruits Illegal Aliens
- U.S. Military Will Offer Path to Citizenship - NYTimes.com
A new effort gives immigrants on temporary visas a chance to become citizens in as little as six months.
Fort Leonard Wood
Daily I drive to St. Robert, Missouri which is also home to a very large United States Army installation; Fort Leonard Wood. No matter where you go in St. Robert, you will see men and women in uniform.
Today at lunch a co-worker and I sat next to three men in uniform. My co-worker heard one of the men talking and noticed a very strong accent. He asked where the man was from and was told Nigeria. One of the other soldiers was from , I believe, Columbia. As we spoke we asked if they were United States citizens and we were told no, just residents.
One of the men mentioned that it would be better if they were citizens though, as they could get higher classified jobs.
Concern has set in; would the Nigerian army accept me? Would the Columbian army?
I decided to Google aliens in the U.S. Army and found some interesting stuff. Check the links.
I, myself don't think our Armed Forces should allow non-citizens in. Could be the "fox guarding the hen-house".
I would like to know your opinions on this.