Sunday, February 15, 2009

GOLDEN TICKET: US Army Offers Instant Citizenship to Temporary Immigrants in US who know One or More of 35 Languages Excluding Spanish

Breaking News: The US Army is offering A Golden Ticket, Instant (6 mos) Citizenship, to Temporary Immigrants in the U.S. who know one or more of 35 languages excluding Spanish! reports:
New York, Feb 15 (PTI) The US military, stretched thin in Afghanistan and Iraq, will recruit about 550 temporary immigrants, including those from India who know Hindi and Tamil, offering them a golden chance to become US citizens in as little as six months.The pilot programme, for the first time since the Vietnam War, will open the armed forces to temporary immigrants if they have lived in the United States for a minimum of two years, The New York Times reported quoting military officials familiar with the plan.The Army's one-year pilot programme will begin in New York City to recruit about 550 temporary immigrants who speak one or more of 35 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Igbo (a tongue spoken in Nigeria), Kurdish, Nepalese, Pashto, Russian and Tamil. Spanish speakers are not eligible. It will also include about 300 medical professionals to be recruited nationwide. Recruiting will start after Department of Homeland Security officials update an immigration rule in coming days. Immigrants who are permanent residents, with documents commonly known as green cards, have long been eligible to enlist. Recruiters expect that the temporary immigrants will have more education, foreign language skills and professional expertise than many Americans who enlist, helping the military to fill shortages in medical care, language interpretation and field intelligence analysis.


The Arizonian said...

Where's the problem?

The military has more than enough linguists that can speak Spanish, which is why they are recruiting people fluent in native versions of other languages around the world......

Why offer money for oranges when what you really need are apples?

Anonymous said...

Sound like a great program. Not sure of the specifics are but its nice to see some respect. Also, I would request stimulus assistance at to get some benefits as well.

Vicente Duque said...

What I am saying is very painful and tough for Americans. Forgive me ! ... But I speak as if dying tonight without fear or respect for Customes, Mores, Power, Madmen or Imbeciles !

Thanks Dee for this extraordinary news. I will develop the story in my sites PROPHESIZING.COM AND MURDEROR.COM with extraordinary attention to Wars.

If Dee erases this commentary I won´t be angry with her. I would understand. Everybody does not have to be so Liberal as I am.

Because I am a Super Ultra Uber Liberal Extremist and I very strongly despise Jingoism and Militarism. It is in my genes and DNA.

I feel very sad and sorry for those recruited. I would prefer to starve than to be recruited by an Army.

But for Latinos this is the Best News of the Year 2009. Less Latinos in the Armed Forces. Beautiful !

So Latino Lives are going to be saved by not going to Iraq and Afghanistan !

Wonderful !

Better to be kicked out to Mexico Lindo than a ticket to Hell. Acapulco is better than Faluya.

There were 24 suicides of soldiers in January 2009, and 128 in 2008, 15 more dubious cases are investigated. More than those killed by the "Enemies".

Some families are telling the story of how their boys commited suicide.

There are many veterans in Homeless Centers or living a life of homeless indigents in the strees, destitute in poverty. What undeserved misery !

Looked at the guy that lived after losing one third of the brain. Look at the image and weep ! ... see my videos.

And if you are not a Racist, look at the children crippled in wheelchairs.

Some soldiers have fled to Canada like Darrel Anderson. And they tell the story of why they do not continue serving in the Army, and are in penury but alive.

Look at my very poor and very beautiful Iraqi girls in the prostibules of Damascus and Syria.

They are daughters of Iraqi professionals and were destined to study in Universities until a madman unleashed the most idiotic wars. As if Vietnam never happened.
More Info on the madness of these two wars : Just see the videos here :

Vicente Duque

Dee said...

I did not criticize the program. I am merely reporting it.

I want viewers to discuss this.
This was not in the US News. I wonder why?

Actually, I am a bit torn by this and a bit mystified and perturbed by it for the following reasons:

1. I think it is good that temporary immigrants have an opportunity for citizenship.
2. I am sorry that this quick citizenship may be at the cost of their lives by serving in the front lines of Iraq. I am interpretting this whole story as being: Enlist in the Army, We need you in the Front Lines of Iraq to serve as interpreters and front line military support.
3. Where I am perturbed is, why the inclusion of the Chinese and Russian languages? I understand the other languages, but why these two? Is there something being planned we don't know about? This is a little disturbing.
4. I am curious that this does not disturb the ANTI Immigrant (legal / illegal) crowd. Your so called fear of terrorists and your refusal to allow those that have been here working productively for years, not to get in line, even for 10 years, is disturbing. This is disturbing and makes me question their true motives against Latinos.

Lou said...

The Army has enough soldiers who speak Spanish. These Spanish speaking soldiers are American citizens. As in all wars the U.S. has fought in since and including Viet Nam, the majority of the enlisted are usually poor people. And the majority of these poor are black or hispanic. I don't think there is any "true motive" against latinos. As far as soldiers speaking Russian or Chinese, there probably isn't a huge amount in the army who speak these languages so they might as well include those languages if they are recruiting. Who knows, there could be a need for these soldiers who speak other languages in the future. But as far as Spanish is concerned, they have enough Spanish speaking soldiers. No conspiracy.

Dee said...

Come on!
Chinese and Russian?
We owe China $4Trillion dollars.
Russia is the next on our list to be our US enemy.

Please do not be naive.

There is a reason, a purpose for this change.

Follow the root cause, then you will find the reason.

Dee said...

I do not claim to know the reason.

All I know is, this is very, very curious and there IS a reason.

The Arizonian said...

Dee said:
"All I know is, this is very, very curious and there IS a reason."

May I pose some? Some are realistic, some are my (hopefully) imagination:

1. A need for linguists (translators for MI) to be diverse and effective. (likely)

2. A way to further diversify our military to represent our ever changing nation, to show will our willing to be the go-to guys of the world. (less likely)

3. Bring outsiders from other countries that would be fairly unbiased for eventual martial law and the Fed seizing military control of the US. After all, foreigners would have less heartburn oppressing the American people while as most in the military are very patriotic and would be less likely to go with military dictatorship of the US. (hopefully just my imagination)

But I jest.....

Anonymous said...

My nephew is stationed in Alaska. The army trained him for almost 2 years to speak Russian and he does so fluently. He is paid very well with huge reenlistment bonuses. His work is top secret and people like him are in short supply.

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