I consider Rengels ideas on a reinstatement of the draft absolutely on target and fully endorse it. Of course I’m biased being a retired Naval officer and serving 31 years in the military. I would offer for further consideration a proposal of combining compulsory military service with amnesty and citizenship for illegal immigrants extending to their immediate family upon completion of that family members service. The length of service is debatable but the military service should be the Army or the Marines where placement in harms way by the member earns him/her the right to citizenship. Public service alternatives are not sufficient sacrifice or hardships by an illegal immigrant to merit his receiving citizenship. The risk of ultimate sacrifice is worth the ultimate reward of American citizenship.

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