Join army, be a US citizen in 6 months

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Tue Feb 17 01:46:55 UTC 2009

  Forwarded From:  edling at

The Times of India

Join army, be a US citizen in 6 months

For decades, high-skilled professionals from across the world,
particularly India, have fought their way to US citizenship through
legal immigration channels - a process that can take up to a decade or
more. Now, Uncle Sam is making it easy. Fight your way - literally -
to American citizenship in as little as six months.


By going to the pool of skilled immigrants, recruiters actually expect
to improve the quality of US military personnel, since most foreign
skilled guest workers typically have more education, foreign language
skills and professional expertise than many Americans who enlist. This
is expected to help the military to fill shortages in medical care,
language interpretation and field intelligence analysis.

Full story:


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at


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