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Americans with Undocumented Family Members May Not Enlist in Navy, Marines

November 12, 2013 (1 min read)

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 in the United States." - COMNAVCRUITCOMINST 1130.8H – VOLUME II

Marine Corps - "Applicants with dependents (spouse and/or children) will not be enlisted ... if any dependent (spouse and/or child(ren) is an undocumented illegal alien.  An illegal alien is defined as; an alien who enters and/or remains in the United States without complying with procedures established in Title 8, United States Code, and the USCIS immigration or visitation process." - MCRCO 1100.1