The Pentagon would like to restart a program for recruiting immigrants with specific skills desired by the U.S. Military with the promise of gaining U.S. citizenship. The program called Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) would allow thousands of people with critical medical or Asian and African language skills to join the military. The stricter Trump Administration immigration policies have stalled the program.
Secretary of Defense, James N. Mattis backs the restart of the MAVNI program. He stated, “We need and want every qualified patriot willing to serve and able to serve,”
For further details please review the CBS News Article, “Problems for Pentagon’s immigrant recruit program “.
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CBSnews.com, 10/1/18, News Article:
NPR.org, 8/25/18, Weekend Edition Saturday: