Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 13030449 (posted Mar. 4, 2013)"
The Military Enlistment Opportunity Act, introduced by Rep. Coffman (R-CO), broadens the pool of those eligible to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces beyond citizens and lawful permanent residents, and those eligible under the narrow MAVNI provisions. The bill would allow persons who have resided continuously in a lawful status in the United States for at least two years, as well as those who have DHS employment authorization through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or "DACA" program, to enlist. The measure further provides a path to lawful permanent status for both categories of enlistees by amending the current process.
Text of H.R. 435
AILA Statement of Support (AILA Doc No. 13022646.)