Does anybody know about "Draft" laws?? Does PR's/naturalised citizens are subject to draft??
AmericanWannabe said:Of course.
check this government agency (selective service system) website out
The disadvantage for PR to serve in the US army is to runthe risk
of being treated as mercernery, not protected by Genevan Concention.
In case of a war fighting with yoru citizen country, you can be
considered as a traitor by yoru hoem country
qwertyisback said:Exactly, thats what I thought, "Selective service" is kind of ongoing thing but "draft" is something adhoc... Is it right??
AmericanWannabe said:Chekc that websuite out. All the info is there.
It is registration for draft. Once draft is invoked, regiostrant of SS
will be sleetcted randomly from to age group down.
qwertyisback said:SO does that mean that age group 18-26 are only subject to draft?? As thats what the requirement for "Selective Services"...
AmericanWannabe said:Yes by current laws (if one day there is a major war that need massive manpower. law will be changed to include all ages)
So if you are past 26 years and did not register with SS when you were 18-26 as required, now it is too late for you to correct wrong.
You won't get some benefits like eligibility for federal job,
soem fedrela student aid, US citizenship, etc for the rest of yoru life unless you can
prove your failure to register is unwilling
As for criminal prosecution, I don't know statute of limitation
qwertyisback said:When does this age factor is calculated??your age when you landed on US soil on H1 visa or age at the time of becoming PR?
AmericanWannabe said:The age of your becoming PR. H1 and F1 etc are exempt. But if you
ever lost yoru statu when you were 18-26 on US soil, then you
shoul dhave registered.
By law, all males 18-26 (citizens, PRs, illegal aliens) are
required to regisster unless already served in armed forces
qwertyisback said:So PR's under 26,if drafted and selected, has to go on war? RIGHT. Do PR's have choice or not??
AmericanWannabe said:No _legal_ choice rather than go to war unless you leave
the states also mean automatically give up your GC.
You can apply for COnsicentious Objector statu,
which is very hard to get.
qwertyisback said:What do you mean by "no_legal_choice"?? Can PR's say No to "draft" and give up GC and leave country ?? Is this is legal or NOT??
AmericanWannabe said:Didn't I say "unless"?
If you don't want to give your PR, then you
don't have any _legal_ way to avoid it.
qwertyisback said:I really like that there is a choice for PR's and its very comforting.
But,when I checked that site, I didn't find anywhere that PR can refuse draft or something like that. How you reached above conclusion??
AmericanWannabe said:What conclusion? I said there is no legal way to get around it
unless you leave the state4s to give up your PR status
qwertyisback said:So you are suggesting "Run away" kind of plan. OK. I thought you want to say that if selected in draft, PR can say NO , give up his GC and leave country.
Is it RIGHT??
In that case, that option is available to everybody, just RUN AWAY, I don't think thats very respectable option anyway.