Margaret Stock Publishes “Immigration Law and the Military”

Margaret Stock Publishes “Immigration Law and the Military”

"Margaret Stock, Counsel to the [Lane Powell] Firm in the Anchorage, Alaska office, has published a new book, Immigration Law and the Military, which is available from the American Immigration Lawyers Association publications website.  The book describes the laws, regulations, and policies that apply to non-citizens serving in the United States military, as well as the foreign family members of US military personnel.  The book has chapters on the application of Selective Service laws to noncitizens, citizenship-related criteria for enlistment, military naturalization procedures, the immigration consequences of military disciplinary proceedings and courts-martial, and security clearance issues.  Readers will be interested in the section on the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program, which allows certain legally-present noncitizens to join the US military and obtain US citizenship on an expedited basis.  A complete chapter is devoted to the process of applying for “parole in place” for non-citizen family members of US military members.  The book has an extensive index that provides updated materials on all these issues, including helpful checklists and copies of policy memoranda and other official materials that are difficult to find at a law library in online legal research services." - Lane Powell, May 2, 2012.