U.S. Military: Recruiting Migrants
Desperate Army, Air Force Recruit Immigrants With Promise Of Rapid Citizenship
Desperate to overcome recruiting shortfalls, the US Army and Air Force are making a major push to recruit immigrants, using the enticement of citizenship granted in a matter of weeks.
The Marine Corps is the only branch that's on track to make its 2023 recruiting goal. The Army is coming off its worst recruiting performance in decades, and its surveys have determined that young Americans' fear of death and mental illness are the biggest reasons they won't sign up. On top of that, it's estimated that only 23% of 17- to 24-year-olds meet physical, mental and moral requirements for Army service without obtaining a waiver.