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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

RECRUITING NON-CITIZENS TO FIGHT IN IRAQ


I was reading this military recruitment flyer from the United States Immigration office. In this flyer, the government announces that it has made changes to American immigration law, granting citizenship posthumously to immigrants who fight for the U.S. military and die in its wars. It further states that it will give "special consideration" to the immigrant veterans and their families for citizenship, once they have served this country in times of war.


NATIONAL SECURITY AND RECRUITING NON-AMERICANS

But is recruitment of non-Americans a good idea? What are they fighting for? I'm not a xenophobe or anything, but has anyone asked those Americans fighting in the military how they feel fighting next to non-Americans that might not even be able to speak English very well? Furthermore, what is the country saying to gay Americans? That they would rather have non-Americans fight for this country than someone who grew up here? Doesn't this immigrant recruitment tactic open the doors to non-citizens who might only appear to be on our side in the "war on terror," only to take all that they learn during their experience in the military and use it against us some years down the line?

WHO ARE THESE NON-CITIZENS WILLING TO FIGHT FOR AMERICA?

If a country offered me, "special consideration" for citizenship for fighting in their war, a war based on lies, I wouldn't sign up. I mean, the government cannot even GUARANTEE citizenship to these immigrants willing to put their lives on the line for a country they don't belong to.

Is it really that bad in Mexico and other countries that you would risk exposure to depleted uranium, losing your limbs, suffering traumatic shock, birth defects to your children from exposure to depleted uranium, just to be given "special consideration" of becoming a full-fledged citizen by the US immigration office once you returned from war?

2 Comments:

At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like the only change has been "posthumous" citizenship added to what could already be obtained.

 
At 8:47 PM, Blogger banana said...

yes, but what good does posthumous do?

I learned a lot when I marched with the immigrant workers on the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride a couple of years ago,

The problem is the rights that immigrant workers don't have in this country while they are alive. Immigrant workers pay over $7 Billion in taxes to this country (sales taxes and FICA), but many don't have the rights to bring action in our courts for workers' compensation suits or harassment or any other kind of suit that americans have. (or so this is what the argument was... i will learn more about it when I take Immigration Law).

Yet, this country doesn't hesitate to take in immigrants to fight in teh wars that they don't want to send their own damned kids to. It sounds like a scam to me, to promise someone posthumous citizenship if they die fighting for the country that treats them like crap when they're alive.

 

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