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Honoring the Foreign-Born Service Members of Yesterday and Today

Honoring the Foreign-Born Service Members of Yesterday and Today

Each year, roughly 8,000 immigrants join the U.S. military, bringing linguistic skills and cultural diversity that enrich each branch of the Armed Forces. Nearly 65,000 service members have become naturalized U.S. citizens since September 2001, but there are still limits that prevent young immigrants who want to serve from doing so. In addition, there are [...]

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Remembering the Contributions of Immigrant Soldiers this Veterans Day

Written by on November 8, 2013 in Integration, Military, National Legislation, USCIS with 3 Comments
Remembering the Contributions of Immigrant Soldiers this Veterans Day

Immigrants fill every imaginable role in U.S. society. They are found in every profession, from farmworker to brain surgeon. They are the owners of small neighborhood bodegas and the C.E.O.s of high-tech transnational corporations. They represent their communities in town councils and in the U.S. Congress. And, not surprisingly, they are also found throughout the [...]

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Immigrant from Nepal Named U.S. Army’s Soldier of the Year

Written by on November 1, 2012 in Family, Military, National Legislation with 0 Comments
Immigrant from Nepal Named U.S. Army’s Soldier of the Year

Immigrants have served with honor in the U.S. armed forces since the Revolutionary War. But in what is believed to be a first, the Army has crowned as its top soldier and an enlistee who was not a U.S. citizen at birth.

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Clearing the Air on Immigrants, the Military, and Deferred Action

Clearing the Air on Immigrants, the Military, and Deferred Action

President Obama’s June 15 announcement on deferred action for DREAMers raised a number of questions about what it means and how it will be administered. One of the biggest questions is regarding military service. According to the DHS memo, among those eligible to be granted deferred action are an individual who is an “honorably discharged [...]

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Non-Citizens Eager to Serve in U.S. Military Blocked by Government Bureaucracy

Written by on November 11, 2011 in Administration, Integration, Military with 4 Comments
Non-Citizens Eager to Serve in U.S. Military Blocked by Government Bureaucracy

BY MARGARET D. STOCK, COUNSEL TO THE FIRM, LANE POWELL PC This Veterans Day, we celebrate those who have proudly served in the U.S. military, including immigrants.  Immigrants have long served in all branches of the U.S. military as infantry soldiers, medics, foreign-language translators, and in every other job open to them. At last count, [...]

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