Immigration Law

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ACLU SUES DEFENSE DEPARTMENT FOR EFFECTIVELY BANNING GREEN CARD HOLDERS FROM MILITARY
Posted on 22 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, June 21, 2018 - "For more than two centuries, immigrants have played a vital role in the U.S. military, fighting and sometimes dying for their adopted country. But the Trump administration has turned its back on history by barring lawful permanent... Read More

House Bill Would Permit DACAmented Youth to Enlist - H.R.3698
Posted on 15 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-6), Oct. 7, 2015 - "U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (CO-6) introduced the Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2015 . [H.R.3698] “As someone who enlisted in the Army at the age of seventeen and later served... Read More

Tags: daca , hr3698 , enlist , coffman

Young Texas immigrants eligible for DACA want to serve, but can't enlist
Posted on 11 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When Leonardo Castro says he’s willing to die for his country, he means the United States. For Castro, born in Mexico and brought into the U.S. illegally at age 2, this is the only country he knows and loves. So when the federal government... Read More

Pentagon Reopens Program Allowing Immigrants With Special Skills to Enlist; Fast Track to Citizenship
Posted on 31 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Late last month, the Pentagon reopened a program to recruit legal immigrants with special language and medical skills, which was active for a year in 2009 but was suspended in January 2010. The program is small; it will enlist a total of 1,500 recruits... Read More

Tags: stock , mavni , enlist , Pentagon

US Army Bars Dual US Citizens from Most Jobs
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Earlier this year, the US Army issued a revised personnel regulation in which the Army announced that dual citizens of the United States and another country are not permitted to enlist in the Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard into jobs... Read More

Americans with Undocumented Family Members May Not Enlist in Navy, Marines
Posted on 12 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Navy - "Applicants with foreign alien dependents residing in the United States illegally are not enlistment eligible until their dependents become properly admitted into the United States and obtain a social security card, or no longer reside unlawfully... Read More

When a U.S. Passport Just Isn't Good Enough
Posted on 7 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Most of us think a U.S. passport is the "gold standard" of proof of American citizenship. Think again. All three "flavors" of American citizens -- native-born, naturalized and those born abroad -- may apply for U.S. passports... Read More