Author of Immigration Law and the Military and AILA member Margaret Stock shares the latest on the MAVNI program and how changes are affecting those who want to serve in the military.
- Recent Department of Defense memos has severely undercut expedited military naturalization. This means that there is no longer an expedited pathway for military service members to become U.S. Citizens.
- Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) Recruits may still be able to get their naturalization expedited as a result of federal class-action litigation.
- The new policies have created huge problems for military recruitment, especially with the shortage of able-bodied young Americans. If you are a green card holder interested in joining the military, it is better to wait to enlist until after you become a U.S. Citizen due to the newly-imposed background and security checks by the Department of Defense.
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