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US Defense Department Hiring Resident Aliens in Medical and Language Fields

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    This article just filed by Associated Press describes a new direction in policy for US Defense. The Pentagon is now considering the employment of legal resident aliens with professional expertise in medical fields and those with language skills that are strategically important.

    "Struggling to find enough doctors, nurses and linguists for the war effort, the Pentagon will temporarily recruit foreigners who have been living in the United States on student and work visas, or with refugee or political asylum status.

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates has authorized the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps to recruit certain legal residents whose critical medical and language skills are "vital to the national interest," officials said, using for the first time a law passed three years ago.

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    'Though the military has been looking for more Arabic speakers and others to help with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the new program looks to recruit speakers of some three dozen languages, including Albanian, Korean, Punjabi, Somali and Turkish."

    More to this story at this link

    AP Exclusive: Pentagon to recruit aliens on visas - Yahoo! News
     
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