And as part of their efforts to become US citizens, they joined the military and put their lives on the line in Our Dear Embattled Leader's Glorious Little War. According to ODEL, this was their boost to the head of the line.
Now, I'm down with that. If you serve our country honorably, you should be given citizenship. I believe military service during wartime on the part of a non-citizen proves their commitment to the nation, don't you? Now for that piece of advice:
... never believe a Republican.