Jennings Immigration Law Office

July 11, 2006

Marine General Peter Pace is chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  He is also the son of Italian immigrants.  On Monday, Gen. Pace testified before a Senate hearing in Miami chaired by John Warner (R-VA) on the role of immigrants in the military.  In often emotional testimony, Gen. Pace offered his own experiences serving in Vietnam with immigrants and overseeing a U.S. military in which immigrants have played significant and substantial roles.  Among the facts presented at the hearing were these:

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Director Emilio Gonazalez, an Army veteran, also gave remarks about the contributions of immigrants in military service.