The New York Times reported that the immigrants having 'Green cards', have been eligible to enlist since long. But the new effor, first time since the Vietnam War, will oepn the armed forces for temporary immigrants if they have lived in US for a minimum of two years.
Recruiters believe that the temporary immigrants will have more education, foreign language skills and professional expertise than many Americans who enlist, helping the military to fill shortages in medical care, language interpretation and field intelligence analysis.
A top source in army was quoted saying, "the American Army finds itself in a lot of different countries where cultural awareness is critical. There will be some very talented folks in this group," he added.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)