Immigration Law

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USCIS Policy Memo: Discretionary Options for Designated Spouses, Parents, and Sons and Daughters of Certain Military Personnel, Veterans, and Enlistees (Nov. 23, 2016)
Posted on 23 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Nov. 23, 2016 - "This policy memorandum (PM) clarifies and supplements guidance issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in 2013 (“the 2013 PM”)1 with respect to designated family members of certain military... Read More

Immigration Law & the Military
Posted on 22 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"T he post-9/11 conflicts have caused major changes in the U.S. military, and those changes have had a substantial impact on non-U.S. citizens serving in the All-Volunteer Force, as well as on the non-citizen family members of U.S. military personnel... Read More

You Can Die For America, But You Can't Vote
Posted on 8 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Kenyan native John Chombo was studying in the United States to become a nurse when he heard the U.S. Army was looking for people with health care or special language skills. He was qualified on both counts. He was studying nursing and was fluent... Read More

Reopen MAVNI - help Department of Defense close critical skills gaps, save tax money - White House petition
Posted on 31 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) enables US military to recruit foreign nationals with critical language and cultural skills who have been legally present in US for at least 2 years. MAVNI admitted soldiers briefly... Read More

Report: Non-Citizens in the Enlisted U.S. Military
Posted on 17 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Although in recent years non-citizens have made up only a small share of enlisted accessions (roughly 4 percent), they are a potentially valuable pool for enlisted recruiting for three reasons. First, the number of U.S. non-citizens who are eligible... Read More