Do you have to be legal to join the military

Asked over 2 years ago - Carroll, IA

i am in procces of imigration system and i wanted to know if there was another way to do it

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  1. Stephen P. Kelly

    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . Legal permanent resident aliens (green card holders) may join the US military on basically the same terms as citizens. If you are here illegally, however, you will not be permitted to join.

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  2. John E. Whitaker

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . In the past, you did not have to be a legal immigrant or citizen to join. Joining the military was one way to earn citizenship. But these days, the military is more selective because they are downsizing.

  3. Charles Gregory Schierer

    Contributor Level 12


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    Answered . Yes. Must be legal.

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