The Military’s Swift Path to Citizenship: MAVNI

The Military’s Swift Path to Citizenship: MAVNI

 

"We hope that the Army swiftly makes up for lost time with new classes of high-caliber recruits, and that the other service branches ramp up their own participation.  The program will accept 1,500 people a year for the next two years — good for the Army, but only a sliver of America’s untapped supply of immigrant talent and patriotic yearning.  We hope, too, that those who recognize the Army’s success concede the bigger point.  The happy confluence of opportunity and skills is not a phenomenon peculiar to the Defense Department but is the essence of America’s immigrant history, whether the newcomer is an Army surgeon or translator or an Oregon entrepreneur or a Long Island landscaper." - New York Times Editorial, Nov. 4, 2012.