April 01, 2003

Naturalization and War -- T...

Naturalization and War -- The 'Green Card Troops': Interesting article in the L.A. Times about the 37,000 green-card-holders serving in the military, and the policy of expediting theirp> Posted by at April 1, 2003 04:54 PM

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I watch the Spanish language Channels from time to time, and i see them interviewing Mexican families that have marines serving in Iraq. Their living rooms have American flags prominently displayed and even though they are speaking Spanish you get the sense they have a great love of this country. In my opinion anyone serving in the U.S. military, especially in combat, deserves to be awarded citizenship.

Posted by: brandon adamson at April 1, 2003 08:20 PM

Thanks. Interesting article. I had hoped that we were doing or would start doing something like this. I had no idea that an executive order from last July was already expediting the naturalization process for green-card-troops. Definitely a good thing.

Posted by: John Thacker at April 1, 2003 10:56 PM

Hey I heard on KFI this morning that both soldiers you've highlighted (Mexican + Guatemalan) are being awarded citizenship posthumously. Can't find confirmation on the web, though. Will look.

Posted by: magyar at April 2, 2003 10:40 AM
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