September 01, 2013

Hidden Immigration Benefits for Military Personnel

Margaret D. Stock

Many people are surprised to hear that members of the U.S. military and their families have issues with the U.S. immigration system. Considering, however, that the U.S. military is deployed in more than a hundred countries around the world, that military members often meet and marry foreigners, and that the military itself recruits non-citizens to fill its ranks, it should not be difficult to understand that military members and their families must deal with immigration and citizenship matters on a regular basis. The complex U.S. immigration system impacts military members and families just as it impacts everyone else—although there are some special laws, regulations, and policies that provide different treatment for military members, veterans, and their families.

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