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MAVNI Program Faces the End?

Sgt. Saral Shrestha, above, receives his Soldier of the Year award from Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III. (Dave Vergun-photo courtesy of the U.S. Army). Saral, a former international student from Nepal earned his U.S. citizenship through the MAVNI program.

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The MAVNI program, a program that allowed non-immigrants to join the U.S. Military and earn U.S. citizenship may be coming to an end. The program discontinued in June 2016 after being started in 2009. MAVNI gave the opportunity to certain legal non-citizens who were fully licensed health care professionals or who spoke one of the 44 sought-after languages to join the U.S. Military. In …

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