By Carol Mason, Contributor
IMPORTANT: All men between the age of 18 and 26 who have residency in the U.S. must register for Selective Service, even if they are out of status (overstayed their legitimate period of stay), are undocumented, or have entered the country illegally. Selective Service registration is very important, as many people who may be out of status or unlawfully present at one time in the U.S. may eventually have their status legalized in the future. Anyone in this situation who is or was required to register for Selective Service but failed to do so may have his naturalization/citizenship application denied, or he may be denied other benefits such as federal student aid, job training benefits and most federal employment.
WHICH NON-US CITIZENS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR SELECTIVE SERVICE?
Diplomatic and consular personnel and their families, foreign students, and tourists with an unexpired I-94 are not required to register.WILL REGISTERING FOR SELECTIVE SERVICE CAUSE ME TO GET DEPORTED? ANSWER: NO!