U.S. Military recruitment officers in the LA area are expanding their inclusion of immigrants. Those who are here on temporary visas or asylum orders are now eligible to enlist.
The Army must be thinking "better to recruit immigrants than felons." Before we blink, the DREAM Act will pass and our dear DREAMers will be on their way to Afghanistan. Let's hope more DREAMers consider college than the military.
LA Times, May 4, 2009:"starting today, 10 Los Angeles-area Army recruiting offices will begin taking applications from some foreigners who are here on temporary visas or who have been granted asylum."
see "Army Extends Military Recruiting: Pilot program seeks to boost the ranks of language and healthcare specialists by offering citizenship." Los Angeles Times, May 4, 2009