Bipar­ti­san Con­gress duo unveil bill pro­vid­ing expe­dit­ed cit­i­zen­ship for immi­grants who enroll in mil­i­tary

Two mem­bers of Con­gress who were West Point class­mates and lat­er recon­nect­ed on Capi­tol Hill are look­ing to pro­vide avenues for immi­grants to gain cit­i­zen­ship while also build­ing up recruit­ment for the mil­i­tary.
Reps. Pat Ryan (D‑NY) and John James (R‑MI) intro­duced the “Courage to Serve Act” on Fri­day, which pro­vides an expe­dit­ed path to cit­i­zen­ship for “qual­i­fied and vet­ted migrants” who serve in the mil­i­tary.
“The leg­is­la­tion address­es two chal­lenges fac­ing the Unit­ed States: an influx of migrants look­ing to work, build a bet­ter life for their fam­i­lies, and con­tribute to our coun­try, as well as a recruit­ment cri­sis with­in the ranks of our Armed Forces,” accord­ing to a release first shared with the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er.
Ryan said in a state­ment on the Courage to Serve Act that he and James know “first­hand” that there is “no high­er hon­or than serv­ing your coun­try in uni­form.”
“If f …