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  •  One thing that seems not to have been mentioned (0+ / 0-)

    is that many jobs at embassies require a security clearance. There are American citizens who immigrated from a foreign country and are very familiar with the local language and political situation.  They could do a good job in the embassies, but they are screened out by the security clearance requirement.  Some screening may be justified, but my impression is that a part of the problem is that some of the screeners are reluctant to trust people who are not native-born Americans.  

    •  Yep. (0+ / 0-)

      There are lots of Pakistani immigrants who would do a great job at representing America.

      But how many of them would be willing to defend American drone policies in Pakistan?

      by Inoljt on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 08:01:11 PM PDT

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