Number of Foreigners Serving in U.S. Military Who Receive American Citizenship Drops

Posted November 27, 2015 at 6:08am

The Virginian-Pilot reports that “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services figures show the number of foreigners serving in the U.S. military who become Americans is sharply declining. In the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 7,709 became U.S. citizens, down from 9,239 the year before, a drop of about 17 percent. That’s the lowest number since 2007, when 5,895 service members were naturalized.”