So what do those of you who married to a foreigner and completed all the proper paperwork to receive a permanent residency card think of this?:
Lawmakers are complaining to the Pentagon about a Navy and Marine Corps policy that prohibits the acceptance of new recruits who are married to illegal immigrants.
While there is no overarching Defense Department policy that bars such recruits from serving, the Navy and Marine Corps have adopted that de facto policy.
“There is no reason I can think of why any branch of the military should restrict the military service of individuals based on the immigration status of someone else in their family — none. I want to know where this is happening, why and what is being done to fix it,” said Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, D-Ill., in a statement Friday. [Army Times]
There is no reason if an American is married to an illegal that they cannot get the paperwork done for a permanent residency card. It can be time consuming and extremely frustrating at times but that is the law. It seems instead of compromising the security of the US military it would be better to streamline the permanent residency card process for those wanting to enlist.