Calif. Lawmakers Press for Immigrant Benefits and More in Defense Bill
An immigrantâ€™s military service could be a path to legal U.S. residency, if Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., gets his way.
Undocumented immigrants would also be allowed to enlist, with legal permanent residency a reward for completing honorable service, under Denhamâ€™s proposal. Like dozens of other House members, he hopes his idea can hitch a ride this week on a huge, must-pass defense bill.
â€œIf they want to put their lives on the line to demonstrate their patriotism, we should welcome that with open arms,â€ Denham said Wednesday.
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