America's Broken Immigration System is Crippling the Military Too


Those who want to disband the American military might soon get their wish. The military is having an ever-harder


time recruiting Americans. Why? Because the mainstreaming of punk fashions – tattoos, gauges for enlarged earlobes – combined with rising obesity and ADD prescriptions are increasingly rendering America's native sons and daughters ineligible to serve. (Colorado's marijuana legalization is very bad news for the military.)

And thanks to the backlogged green card situation, immigrants who would otherwise be attractive human fodder for the military, are unable to enlist.

The Obama administration could use its executive authority to kill two birds with one stone and give the military the tools to recruit more immigrants by offering an expedited naturalization process that skips the green card step altogether, I explain in my column in The Week today.

But that would require it to recruit some intelligent life first (that could maybe also help it come up with a strategy for how to deal with ISIL in Syria).

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