U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-16-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Maryland
15,179 posts, read 15,809,199 times
Reputation: 3028

Advertisements

Quote:
The United States army is to accept immigrants with temporary US visas, for the first time since the Vietnam war, according to the New York Times. Until now immigrants have had to have permanent residency - a "green card" - in order to qualify for the services.

But those with temporary visas will be offered accelerated citizenship if they enrol, the Times says.

"The army will gain in its strength in human capital, and the immigrants will gain their citizenship and get on a ramp to the American dream."

Army recruiters say their job has become easier in recent months as unemployment has risen in the US. But even so, they regret having had to turn away many immigrants because they had only temporary residency.

However, the Times said there appeared to be some opposition from officers and veterans, who expressed concern that some foreigners might have divided loyalties or be terrorists seeking to infiltrate the US armed services.
BBC NEWS | Americas | US army 'wants more immigrants'
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-16-2009, 04:24 PM
 
8,973 posts, read 14,612,395 times
Reputation: 2983
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benicar View Post
Why should we be concerned with 'divided loyalties'? Don't we allow 'dual citizenship'? We either WANT it, or we DON'T....can someone explain?...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Maryland
15,179 posts, read 15,809,199 times
Reputation: 3028
Quote:
Originally Posted by macmeal View Post
Why should we be concerned with 'divided loyalties'? Don't we allow 'dual citizenship'? We either WANT it, or we DON'T....can someone explain?...
Haven't you heard? We are One World. Since we have no borders, we certainly canít expect allegiance. These veterans are nuts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2009, 05:02 PM
 
8,973 posts, read 14,612,395 times
Reputation: 2983
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benicar View Post
Haven't you heard? We are One World. Since we have no borders, we certainly canít expect allegiance. These veterans are nuts.
I never did trust them anyway. Took my dog to a Veteran one time to get him 'fixed', and he overcharged me. Next dog I get, I'll spray him myself, with a garden hose. Can't be THAT complicated...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Maryland
15,179 posts, read 15,809,199 times
Reputation: 3028
Quote:
Originally Posted by macmeal View Post
I never did trust them anyway. Took my dog to a Veteran one time to get him 'fixed', and he overcharged me. Next dog I get, I'll spray him myself, with a garden hose. Can't be THAT complicated...
You are certifiable!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
5,409 posts, read 11,068,069 times
Reputation: 2244
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benicar View Post
GREAT NEWS!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: US
1,189 posts, read 3,551,938 times
Reputation: 803
Service guarantees citizenship!

Would you like to know more?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Maryland
15,179 posts, read 15,809,199 times
Reputation: 3028
Quote:
Originally Posted by the one View Post
GREAT NEWS!!!
Why do you consider this great news? I have the same concerns as the veterans. I believe we are inviting enemy infiltration, and who knows what else. Why donít they just hire mercenaries? At least we will know they are in it for the money, and there will be no allegiance.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: US
1,189 posts, read 3,551,938 times
Reputation: 803
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benicar View Post
Why do you consider this great news? I have the same concerns as the veterans. I believe we are inviting enemy infiltration, and who knows what else. Why donít they just hire mercenaries? At least we will know they are in it for the money, and there will be no allegiance.
Well we have Blackwater which is mostly ex U.S. special forces from various branches. People didn't like that much so I doubt they'd like foreign mercenaries any better.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
5,409 posts, read 11,068,069 times
Reputation: 2244
this is great news. enlistment is below average now. they have lowered intellectual standards, and relaxed restrictions on individuals with prior criminal history.

i highly doubt that bad will come of this. its as suspect as the claim that gang members infiltrate the armed services and take what they learn back to the hood.

thats paranoia. it wont happen.

besides most people who would like to see the US fail are not the ones dying to move here. it might be those who belong to religions with extreme military factions, i.e. islam. are we now going to exclude muslims from serving in the armed services because some muslims around the world want to destroy the US?



and as i know. the armed services are a way of people getting out of the hood and making something for themselves.

thats tha way i see it. another rung on the ladder of success in the US!
i dont think the armed services are going to be over run by people intent on harming the US.

GREAT NEWS!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Benicar View Post
Why do you consider this great news? I have the same concerns as the veterans. I believe we are inviting enemy infiltration, and who knows what else. Why donít they just hire mercenaries? At least we will know they are in it for the money, and there will be no allegiance.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top