Immigration Law

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MAVNI Program Halted
Posted on 27 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A popular military enlistment program for immigrants with specialized skills is now stuck in bureaucratic limbo — after the Pentagon announced last month it would begin allowing some young immigrants without legal status into the program.... Read More

Tags: daca , stock , mavni , Pentagon

Excerpts from the Dec. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

F and M Students: MAVNI Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest allows certain noncitizens who are legally present in the United States to join the U.S. military and apply immediately for U.S. citizenship using Form N-400 without first obtaining... Read More

News Excerpts From the October 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

White House Releases Refugee Ceilings for FY 2015 | On September 30, 2014, the White House released a presidential memorandum capping the number of refugee admissions at 70,000 for the upcoming fiscal year and authorizing citizens of some countries... Read More

This DREAMer Is Ready to Go to the Army. Will Trump Let Him?
Posted on 6 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michael Daly, Daily Beast, Sept. 6, 2017 - "They speak languages deemed of particular importance to national security. But as they wait for basic training, Trump canceled DACA — and possibly their dreams of serving." Read More

Pentagon Extends, Expands MAVNI to Include DACA
Posted on 26 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A small number of young immigrants who grew up in the United States without legal status will be allowed to join the military and have a fast-track pathway to citizenship, Pentagon officials announced Thursday, the first time those young people... Read More

Tags: daca , mavni , Pentagon

Only a Handful of DACAs Will Benefit from MAVNI Expansion
Posted on 27 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This week’s announcement that young undocumented immigrants can now enlist in the military may benefit only a handful of DREAMers. Margaret Stock, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and former professor at West Point, said... Read More

Tags: daca , stock , mavni