Non-Citizen Soldiers


It's unseemly when some blowhard uses public sorrows to push a pre-existing agenda, but hey, it's how we earn our livings. The SF Chronicle employs the phenomenon of posthumous citizenships for fallen American fighters to argue for an improved citizenship process and condemn anti-immigrant sentiment. "There's something terribly wrong with our immigration policies if it takes death on the battlefield in order to earn citizenship," says Cardinal Mahoney, apparently not a big Starship Troopers fan.