- Feb 13, 2005
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- Wildwood New Jersey
By law, you have to be a legal resident of the US in order to enlist in the military. Once you have done that as a legal alien you are eligible to apply for naturalization as soon as you are sworn in, thanks to President Bush, who signed an executive order in July 2002 allowing immigrants with green cards to become citizens as soon as they are sworn in.
The U.S. military has provided legal immigrants a fast track to citizenship, and they are taking advantage of it in record numbers, even if it means facing the risk of death or injury in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Interest surged after President Bush signed an executive order in July 2002 allowing immigrants with green cards to become citizens as soon as they are sworn in, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Since then, more than 25,000 immigrant members of the armed services have become U.S. citizens and another 40,000 are eligible to request naturalization, USCIS said in a statement.
well now I heard some say they support illegals who join getting permanent residence status.. Obama's latest political trick....
http://askville.amazon.com/true-illegal-alien-gain-citizenship-serving-years-military/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=3916032Technically you cannot enlist in the military without a green card but there are a number of examples of people who have enlisted with fradulent green cards. These folks are supposed to be discharged as soon as they are discovered to have perpetrated fraud and are to be deported
so what really changed.. obama's need to get re-elected...