Summary

1/29/2013--Introduced.Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2013 - Amends citizenship and residency qualifications for enlistment in the armed forces to permit enlistment of additional persons who: (1) have resided... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Jan 29, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the enlistment in the Armed Forces of additional persons who are residing in the United States and to lawfully admit for permanent residence certain enlistees who are not citizens or other nationals of the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENLISTMENT IN THE ARMED FORCES.

(a) Additional Qualified Persons.--Paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of section 504 of title 10, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by redesignating subparagraph (C) as subparagraph (E); and (2) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following new subparagraphs: ``(C) A person who, at the time of enlistment in an armed force, has resided continuously in a lawful status in the United States for at least two years. ``(D) A person who, at the time of enlistment in an armed force, possesses an employment authorization document issued by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services under the requirements of the Department of Homeland Security policy entitled `Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals' (DACA).''. (b) Admission to Permanent Residence of Certain Enlistees.--Such section is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(c) Admission to Permanent Residence of Certain Enlistees.--(1) A person described in subsection (b) who, at the time of enlistment in an armed force, is not a citizen...

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161 Supporting
29 Opposing
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State: CA

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93% 7%

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I Support HR 435 the Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2013.

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tjzimmer
ND-0
1 year ago

I support H.R. 435: Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2013 because...as an internation stduent in the U.S. more than 7years now, I have found out myself wanting to be an American citizen. and being a soldier defending my 'new' country can be the payment I need to make. I will serve in the military service if the U.S allows me to do. The slots for MAVNI program should be larger than current making us more oppertunity to become a citizen in the U.S and become a citizen that the U.S really needs.

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NY
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choi
NY-26
1 year ago

I support H.R. 435: Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2013 because...that means a lot to people not born in u.s. Our life will be changed. And we appreciate the opportunity. We'll do our best for u.s. Military. We'll work hard. This military enlistment act will do good both for u.s. Military and people who want to join. Hope you consider it. Thanks for you time.

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WA
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cuicui
WA-7
1 year ago

I support H.R. 435: Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2013 because... I'm a deffered Children and I use to hide in the shadows, afraid of the USA Government prosecuting me just because I was an illegal immigrant. That has change I have Work Authorization thanks to Obama's new law.I can finally step into the light free, but I want to fly into the sky by serving in the Military and become someone very important in life. Please give us the chance to serve in the Military. My name I can finally say is Jonny Diaz. I am 20 and I live in CA!

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CA
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jonnybg12
CA-9
1 year ago

I support H.R. 435: Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2013 because...I am a American at heart and I would like to serve this country that I call home. Please give us who want to serve be eligible to enlist and earn our legal status.

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Dream1
VA-11
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 435: Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2013 because.our Military must support the Constitution, defend the country--including borders, and follow the rule-of-law. In what way can illegal aliens demonstrate this allegiance when they already have proven they do not respect our country and its laws? Only legal American citizens should be permitted to join our Military forces. As a daughter of a career Military veteran, I am familiar with both the Military and Civilian lifestyle differences and the sacrifices required of Military personnel and their families. This legislation is an insult to all law-abiding immigrants who waited for official entrance into our country. My father's family and relatives entered legally. One does not reward bad behavior or illegal actions; it is a recipe for more of the same. Please vote against H.R. 435. Thank you...

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Ruth
CO-7
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 435: Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2013 because from the supporting comments I've seen (using "heart-rending" stories of not being able to serve in the military because of not having a green card or being an illegal immigrant) as well as the records of the legislators co-sponsoring this bill, this is just another attempt by leftist Democrats and RINOs to undermine our sovereignty and military prowess by allowing illegal immigrants to gain citizenship through military service. To allow this bill to pass would be an insult to the legal immigrants, past and present, who willingly waited long periods of time in order to obtain citizenship before either they or their descendants could serve this great nation. Please do not disrespect these truly patriotic naturalized citizens by passing this bill and giving illegal aliens such an easy pathway to citizenship. Respectfully,

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SlatsTheAmerican
OH-8
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 435 ("to authorize the enlistment in the Armed Forces of additional persons who are residing in") because...in the first place, citizens of Canada are already authorized to enlist in our armed forces. In the second place, the term "legal" resident of the Republic needs to be entered. I am not interested in those who entered the united States unlawfully to make that act null and void simply by joining the armed forces.

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Francis525
ID-1
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 435 ("to authorize the enlistment in the Armed Forces of additional persons who are residing in") because...Keep the American Military - American. Stop signing on America's enemies who hate Infidels and have defined their violent acts against Infidels in the Quran verse 9:29. They have the idea that the only way is the Muslim way and that just is not so. Quran 9:29 Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

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America.First
TX-22
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/29/2013--Introduced.Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2013 - Amends citizenship and residency qualifications for enlistment in the armed forces to permit enlistment of additional persons who: (1) have resided continuously in a lawful status in the United States for at least two years, or (2) possess an employment authorization document issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under requirements of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy entitled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Requires authorized enlistees who are not citizens or other nationals of the United States or lawfully admitted for permanent residence to be adjusted to the status of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence under an exception to specified provisions of Immigration and Nationality Act. (Such enlistees need not establish that they entered the United States prior to January 1, 1972, or comply with other specified requirements.) Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to rescind such adjusted status if the person is separated from the armed forces under other than honorable conditions before the person served for a period or periods aggregating five years.

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