MAVNI Naturalization approved

Under the Military Accessions Vital To National Interest (MAVNI), the U.S. Secretary of Defense authorized military services to recruit certain legal aliens whose skills were considered vital to the national interest. Our client came to the United States as an F1 student, joined the MAVNI program, and is now a US Citizen. We discuss his journey from an F1 student to US Citizen here.

US Citizenship Approved under MAVNI!

Our Chinese national client first entered the United States on an F1 visa to study. While studying on his F-1 visa he joined the US Military through the MAVNI program for a path to U.S. citizenship. Due to complications with the MAVNI program, this process was delayed. We were able to help him remain inside the United States under an H-1B visa and also helped him obtain an EB-2 approval through the PERM process. Due to country limits, he waited for his opportunity to apply for his green card.

In the meantime, a lawsuit was filed against the Department of the Army by MAVNI members for them to receive the benefits promised under the program, Calixto v. U.S. Dept of Army. In June 2021 the case was decided in favor of the MAVNI participants. Again opening the way for U.S. Citizenship. In Oct. 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published updated guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual as a result of a settlement agreement in Calixto, known as the Calixto Agreement. As a result, he became eligible for naturalization to obtain his U.S. Citizenship. We promptly filed his N-400 Application for Naturalization with USCIS.  Just five months after filing,  he is now a very happy U.S. Citizen.

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