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ICE Drops Deportation Threat Against Chinese Student Joining U.S. Army

The immigrants were brought into the military — which offers a track to citizenship — because they provide hard-to-find skills and languages. A slow-moving vetting program had put their visas at risk.
Immigration lawyer Margaret Stock displays a document sent to U.S. Army enlistee Shu Luo, threatening him with deportation. Source: Courtesy of Margaret Stock

The Army has long had shortages of health care workers and speakers of certain languages, and in 2009 it started doing what other industries, including the medical field have done: It looked to skilled immigrants.

A program, called Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest or MAVNI,

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