Military looks to immigrants to fill interpreter jobs

10/28/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The U.S. military hopes to fill its need for bilingual speakers by allowing legal immigrants, even those on temporary visas, to join the armed forces. The program, which gives participants the chance to become citizens, is open to people able to speak one of 44 languages of critical need, including Portuguese and Persian Dari. Because of the need for interpreters, military officials have spent the past two years convincing the Pentagon to reopen the program, which was suspended in 2010.

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