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Immigrants Closely Tied to Military Get Reprieve

"The Obama administration issued a new policy on Friday that will allow immigrants in the United States illegally who are close relatives of active military troops and veterans to stay and move toward becoming permanent residents. The long-awaited memorandum , coming after three years of deliberations...

New Immigration Hope For Military Dependents, But Enlistment Hurdles Remain

"Kathleen Welker, a spokeswoman for the Army Recruiting Command, confirmed the Army enlistment policy bars applicants who have spouses or children who are in the country illegally. The latest legal opinion from the command was formulated in 2010, according to Welker. “When an applicant...

DHS Clarifies Immigration Benefits for Family Members of Selected Reserve and Veterans

"On November 15, 2013, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sub-agency that administers immigration benefits, announced a new national “parole in place” policy that affects the immigrant parents, spouses...

White House Immigration Order Sows Confusion For Military Families

USA Today Editorial Board, Feb. 28, 2017 - "Denise Leon is a native of Mexico who lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Her husband is overseas, serving in the U.S. military in a remote location. Last fall, Leon signed up for a program called Parole in Place . The program, created under...

ICE to Remove Roadblock in Green Card Case for Spouse of Special Forces Vet

Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News, Mar. 2, 2018 - "The Department of Homeland Security is offering to drop the deportation proceedings against the wife of a Special Forces veteran, the veteran's attorney said Friday. Elia Crawford, wife of retired Sgt. 1st Class Bob Crawford, an Army Ranger who also...