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After more than a year of investigation, the Pentagon’s inspector general recently issued a report – its contents still classified but its existence disclosed here for the first time – identifying serious problems with Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI), a DOD program that provides immigrants and non-immigrant aliens with an expedited path to citizenship in exchange for military service.
Applicants must speak one of the following languages and demonstrate speaking skills by passing an Oral Proficiency Interview.
Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Baluchi, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cebuano, Cambodian-Khmer, Chinese, Czech, French (with citizenship from an African Country), Georgian, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hindi, Hungarian, Ibo/Igbo, Indonesian, Japanese, Kashmiri, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Malay, Malayalam, Moro (Tausug/Maranao/Maguindanao), Nepalese, Pashto, Persian Dari, Persian Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Sindhi, Singhalese, Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, Tajik, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu (with citizenship from Pakistan or Afghanistan), Uzbek, Yoruba
Oddly, the US Army's link to the MAVNI program pdf has been 404'd...
If you are a legal non-citizen living in the United States and you are proficient in more than one language, you may be able to join the
Army and get on the fast track to U.S. Citizenship.
Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) is a recruiting program that allows legal non-citizens with in-demand skills to
join the Army in exchange for expedited U.S. citizenship.
The Army is currently searching for individuals with language and culture skills in 51 languages.
Individuals who join the Army through this program are able to move from non-immigrant visa or asylee/refugee/TPS directly to
citizenship, bypassing the Green Card process. In most cases participants in the program will become naturalized U.S. citizens by the
time they graduate from ten weeks of Basic Combat Training or accept a commission as Army Officers.
The military is the only employer that can offer expedited citizenship. Only military service members can naturalize without first
obtaining a Green Card.
Applicants must be in one of the following categories at the time of their enlistment:
Non-immigrant categories E, F, H, I, J, K, L, M, O, P, Q, R, S, T, TC, TD, TN, U OR V
Asylee, refugee, Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Applicants must legally reside in the United States for a minimum of two years prior to joining the Army (excluding DACA) without
a single absence from the country lasting longer than 90 days.
Applicants must have a high school diploma, and qualifying scores on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) and a proficiency
test in his or her native language.
Must be 17-34 years old and be under 35 at the time of shipping to BCT.
CURRENT LANGUAGES RECRUITED
French (with citizenship from an African Country)
Urdu (with citizenship from Pakistan or Afghanistan)
Bypass the Green Card process entirely and gain U.S. citizenship
Attend high-quality training and gain opportunities for advanced schooling
Earn a steady income with benefits for Soldiers and family members
Gain leadership skills
Earn money for college
originally posted by: burgerbuddy
Just heard about this 2 mins ago.
Seems a bunch of those people are missing.
Pentagon is not giving out many numbers.
Shannon Breen and Col Peters were the ones I heard.
originally posted by: liveandlearn
a reply to: Vasa Croe
A week or so ago Pol was researching the Awans leases/rentals and found a 7 story building where a business called Global Infotek was housed. Calling the number the woman gave sketchy info and would not name the CEO. There were 3 addresses for it and google earth found the 2nd address led to a Planned Parenthood in Rome,NY. There was a 3rd in San Antonio.
Someone looked for gov contracts and found one for DOD. They had paid 23 mil since sometime in 2000's with gradually increasing amounts. The last was April 2017 at 5 mil.
To my knowledge they never connected it directly to Awan.
I'll make a search for the thread if you think it worth the effort.
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So it is extremely disconcerting. All of us have to hire people to
help us with our jobs, and most all of us need computer assistants. I
can't help but reflect back, there is a new policy last year that was
instituted that requires every employee that may have access to the
computer systems, the massive databases and emails of Members, such
confidential information, they need a background check, but at the same
time, there was the requirement that had to be certified by the Member
or the administration officer in a congressional office, you either
certify that this person has had the required background check to be
allowed to access this confidential information on computers in the
congressional offices. Some of these Members were part of the
Intelligence Committee having access to top secret information. So this
is quite serious.
There was another--there were two possibilities. One, you certify
this person had the proper background check done. And, number two--it
was an ``or in the alternative''--if this person works for more than
one person--which computer personnel often do because you don't need
them full-time, you just need them when something goes wrong or perhaps
when they're needing to break into your computer and steal your data--
you could sign and certify that this person works for more than one
Member of Congress. Therefore, I don't believe the background check is
So I hope all of my colleagues will make note that there may be
people on the Hill that don't have the best intentions with our
computer data, including access to classified information. So no matter
who they are, even if somebody is worried, because of their background
or where they were born, that somebody might scream bias or prejudice,
we just need to have everyone who has access to classified information
to have a background check even if they work for multiple people. We
just need to do that. Lessons, apparently, are still being learned in