November 10 - November 14, 2014

A new DOD policy will allow up to 1,500 undocumented immigrants with “high-demand skills” to serve in the U.S. military. Ok by you?


Answers Votes
Hell, no. 73%
Sure, if their backgrounds are carefully vetted. 13%
Only if they are actively working toward U.S. citizenship. 13%


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Tagged categories: North America; Program/Project Management

Comment from Karen Fischer, (11/10/2014, 11:55 AM)

Undocumented means they are NOT actively working towards citizenship. Do we really want undocumented workers on our DOD properties? Really?


Comment from Curtis Ellor, (11/12/2014, 10:09 AM)

"DOD policy"!? Why aren't people getting madder and louder about this stuff? Are we really going to just let our country be run this way? Wake up, people!


Comment from Jack Bellamy, (11/12/2014, 1:53 PM)

You mean to say the DOD can't find qualified American citizens out of 300 million to fill 1500 jobs.


Comment from Karen Fischer, (11/13/2014, 8:56 AM)

I guess security of our DOD properties isn't a high priority anymore. And Jack, I agree, there has got to be 1500 qualified citizens in the US to fill these jobs.


Comment from Tim Race, (11/13/2014, 9:08 AM)

The poll is misleading. The program is open to foreign born immigrants without a valid visa that came to America before they were 16. The quota will likely be filled by recruits with specialized language skills critical to national security. With 100+ Turkish dialects, 60+ Arabic dialects, more than 10 Persian dialects, etc. it's easy to see that the program has value. I wonder how this item would poll if our readers understood the national security implications?


Comment from Dan Bushman, (11/13/2014, 9:13 AM)

"High Demand Skills" mean US workers can get much more money in private industry then working for wages paid by the federal government. So the DOD as an employer looks to hire people willing to work for substantially less than competitive.


Comment from Car F., (11/14/2014, 1:24 PM)

Any willing participant will do: cannon fodder knows no nationality, language, or ethnic origin. Anyone desperate enough to be killed deserves a piece of paper upon its return [if there is a return]. This is not a new concept though. During the Korean War Colombians were deceived into serving in the US military under the false promise of citizenship. At the conclusion of the conflict, the promise was not honoured resulting in the returning Colombian soldiers rioting and being forcefully deported back to Colombia.. There is nothing new about duplicity and chicanery.


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