As an American of Mexican descent this issue matters a great deal to me. It should not be mandatory for all undocumented persons living in the U.S. to join the armed forces as a certain path to citizenship. However, those who chose to join the military should prove their loyalty to this nation and certainly deserve priority in becoming naturalized U.S. citizens. Additionally, we should be furthering the conversation to granting amnesty and refugee visas to persons immigrating from Latin America. In Mexico especially there are humanitarian crises that the U.S. has contributed to, but has failed to render aid to affected citizens.