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https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/04/us/ice-po...index.html

Quote:"Although he was a vet, he never applied for US citizenship for many years he was eligible," a senior immigration official told CNN."Although he was a vet, he never applied for US citizenship for many years he was eligible," a senior immigration official told CNN. "He became a permanent resident in 1989. This means he could have applied for citizenship as early as 1994."

Story goes, kid was brought into the country illegally. Didn't try to become a citizen, enlisted, served, has been diagnosed with PTSD, and has been in trouble for drugs.

While he served and should've been granted citizenship, it appears he had a path but didn't take it. This is a sucky situation but again he could've been a citizen in 94. Why didn't he take it, why was he still on a green card?
02-05-2018 08:50 AM
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Anyone who serves in the military should be eligible for citizenship. He was eligible but didn't take it. Why not?
02-05-2018 09:42 AM
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(02-05-2018 09:42 AM)Owl 69/70/75 Wrote:  Anyone who serves in the military should be eligible for citizenship. He was eligible but didn't take it. Why not?

Article stated he thought serving automatically made him a citizen.
02-05-2018 09:45 AM
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I became a citizen while I was in the Marines. Came back from Iraq, started the process and I was taking the oath in about 3 months, tops. I think the hardest part was taking the citizenship test. It was a one on one oral test, no, not that kind, the other kind.
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(02-05-2018 09:52 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  I became a citizen while I was in the Marines. Came back from Iraq, started the process and I was taking the oath in about 3 months, tops. I think the hardest part was taking the citizenship test. It was a one on one oral test, no, not that kind, the other kind.

But you knew you needed to do this right? You didn't assume it was a done deal?
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(02-05-2018 09:54 AM)gdunn Wrote:  
(02-05-2018 09:52 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  I became a citizen while I was in the Marines. Came back from Iraq, started the process and I was taking the oath in about 3 months, tops. I think the hardest part was taking the citizenship test. It was a one on one oral test, no, not that kind, the other kind.

But you knew you needed to do this right? You didn't assume it was a done deal?

oh definitely, we knew we had to start a process, and they even pushed for us to become citizens, if we wanted to.
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Seems like being a citizen would be a requirement to join the military.
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(02-05-2018 10:15 AM)Marc Mensa Wrote:  Seems like being a citizen would be a requirement to join the military.

He had a green card.
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(02-05-2018 10:15 AM)Marc Mensa Wrote:  Seems like being a citizen would be a requirement to join the military get government assistance.

Do tell.
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(02-05-2018 09:59 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  
(02-05-2018 09:54 AM)gdunn Wrote:  
(02-05-2018 09:52 AM)UTSAMarineVet09 Wrote:  I became a citizen while I was in the Marines. Came back from Iraq, started the process and I was taking the oath in about 3 months, tops. I think the hardest part was taking the citizenship test. It was a one on one oral test, no, not that kind, the other kind.

But you knew you needed to do this right? You didn't assume it was a done deal?

oh definitely, we knew we had to start a process, and they even pushed for us to become citizens, if we wanted to.
Thanks. I don't know these things I had the luxury of being born here so I don't know what all it takes to become a citizen or the paperwork, tests etc.
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