So, we’ve got these two members of Congress who are teaming up like the Avengers to introduce the “Courage to Serve Act.” Reps. Pat Ryan (D-NY) and John James (R-MI) are like peanut butter and jelly, coming together to give immigrants a fast pass to citizenship if they serve in the military. Talk about a two-for-one deal!
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Ryan and James are on a mission, y’all! They want to tackle two big problems: the influx of migrants coming into the country and the recruitment crisis in our Armed Forces. And let me tell you, they’re not playing around. They know that serving your country is a big deal because they did it themselves. They’re saying, “If you’ve got the guts to swear an oath, put your life on the line, and protect this nation, then gosh darn it, you deserve to be an American citizen!”
Now, get this, Ryan isn’t your typical House Democrat. Nope, he’s like a unicorn in a sea of donkeys because he’s all about working with those Republicans to fix the immigration mess. He’s been joining forces with his home-state Republicans, calling the immigrant surge in New York “untenable.” And let me tell you, he’s been pushing for more bipartisan action than a kid asking for dessert before dinner.
And speaking of bipartisan action, Ryan has been leading the charge on fighting against the flow of fentanyl into our nation. I mean, who wants that stuff coming in? The Stop Chinese Fentanyl Act, which he’s co-sponsored, has already passed the House and is waiting for its turn in the Senate spotlight.
As for James, he’s not sitting on the sidelines either. He’s been waving the flag for the military, saying we’ve got some serious problems with recruiting. I’m talking about missing recruiting goals left and right. In fact, the Army missed its recruiting goal by a whopping 25%. That’s a whole lot of empty boots that need filling, folks!
But wait, there’s more! This Courage to Serve Act is no joke. It’s like a golden ticket for immigrants who want to serve in the military. If they pass all the background checks and are fit to enlist, they could speed their way to becoming a U.S. citizen. It’s like winning the lottery while wearing combat boots!
And let’s not forget James’ heartfelt message about the immigrant heroes he served with in Iraq. He believes that immigrants who are ready to put it all on the line for America deserve a shot at becoming citizens. I mean, who wouldn’t want these heroes on our team?
So there you have it, folks! Ryan and James are like the dynamic duo of Congress, fighting for immigrants and the military like there’s no tomorrow. It’s like they’re saying, “If you want to serve, we want to welcome you with open arms.” Keep fighting the good fight, boys!