Sunday, March 04, 2007


Hey, some of them are okay:
Six soldiers deployed to the Mexican border to keep out illegal immigrants became U.S. citizens Friday.

Pfc. Fabiola Jimenez, 23, who came to the U.S. legally with her family when she was a teenager, said she had joined the National Guard in part because she knew it would expedite her citizenship application. Citizenship will allow Jimenez to get a government job and enable her to sponsor relatives seeking citizenship . . . .

Jimenez, who is from Tarasco, Mexico, helped organize the citizenship applications for herself and the other five Guard members. Four others are from Mexico, and one is from the Pacific island nation of Palau.

An executive order signed in 2002 allows personnel deployed for anti-terrorism duties to immediately apply for citizenship, skipping the previous one-year service period. Typically, the wait is three to five years.
(Link via our esteemed colleagues at Simply Appalling).

SIDEBAR: Visit CPAC with intrepid tour guide Max Blumenthal and find out what Grover Norquist had to say about GOP presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo and his anti-immigration stance. (Special bonus: if you stick around until the end of the clip, you can see a woman with an adam's apple calling John Edwards a faggot.)

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