Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Uncle Sam wants nonimmigrants

The Defense Department wants to enlist legal immigrants with critically-needed skills into the military. This pilot program is aimed at health care professionals holding needed medical specialties (physicians and nurses) and people with skills in strategic foreign languages and cultures, qualifications that are important to present and future military operations. The DOD has long allowed legal permanent residents to enlist. This program now allows nonimmigrant (temporary) visa holders to enlist, provided that they have lived in the US for at least 2 years.

Accelerated citizenship is available to people who serve the nation by joining the military during a time of war.

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