ABSOLUTELY FAIR! I think it is more than fair for there to be an option of serving in the military in exchange for US citizenship. Don’t you? This will create a symbiotic relationship between those immigrants and our military.
Now, more than ever, we need our military to be full and strong…especially with tensions so high with Russia.
Lt. Col. Myles Coggins told Fox News, “Today’s service members are eligible for expedited citizenship under a July 2002 executive order and the military services have worked closely with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to streamline citizenship processing for service members. Law ensures that the sacrifice of noncitizens during a time of national need is met with an opportunity for early citizenship, to recognize their contribution and sacrifice.”
Caggins said there are no plans to discontinue or modify the initiative.
President Trump has been a staunch advocate for bolstering the military and has repeatedly expressed his intentions to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S. But he has not publicly offered a definitive opinion on the immigration policy concerning noncitizens in the military.
The closest Trump has come to addressing the issue was on Sept. 7, 2016, during a presidential candidates’ forum. He was asked by a woman who served in the military whether he thinks that a person living in the United States illegally who wants to serve in the U.S. armed forces should be allowed to stay in the country legally.
“I think when you serve in the armed forces, that’s a very special situation and I could see myself working that out, absolutely,” Trump replied.
Then, after speaking about the necessity to properly vet people, Trump said, “But the answer is it would be a very special circumstance, yes.”
So what do you think? Is this a fair trade? Citizenship for loyal service? I don’t see a problem, as long as they are thoroughly vetted first!