@hg17 Hi this may be a little late but that form you mentioned is for DACA only. The Deferred Action I applied is not DACA. Anyway I am in the process of submitting additional evidence for my DA case. It took USCIS a while to give me response of any sort, 5 months to be exact. However, I did send a complaint to the ombudsman in and after a month or so USCIS snail-mailed me RFE or "request for evidence" in early August 2017. I am now submitting them tom. Hopefully everything goes well. There are some MAVNIs who have been granted DA. Maryland has some successful MAVNI DA applications and some in the mid to east coast. But not everyone who applied for DA got approved. If anyone isn't part of this MAVNI FB group page yet, here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/328344235771/?ref=bookmarks
@ritu Hey Ritu thanks a lot for sharing the information. Can you please share on what are you planning to do next? apart from the survey thing. Please do share your updates and help us all. Thank You, All the best and Take Care
@hk343 I truly believe so. The backlag has affected everyone under the MAVNI program. I truly feel the OPM overestimated the sheer volume of MAVNI applicants thus affected MAVNI contracts ultimately putting applicants and even soldiers as yourself who have already completed training on an indefinite hold. I feel that they are still consolidating their processing system for background check for MAVNI that is why we are experiencing delays. And at some point they may have panicked and decided to add additional background checks. That is most probably why they suspended MAVNI to address backlag and then they'll reopen along with a more reliable background processing system. We just have to be always prepared for any outcome be it negative or positive. It's basically a waiting game. As of now, military personnel with knowledge over this will tell you to just wait and keep doing what it is that your doing. For DEP soldiers, get DA from USCIS so that you may get work permit while waiting for BCT. Good luck to us all and stay informed. Information is key. Always
@68-Wiskey Please feel free to contact the senator. I had already been in touch with my senator months ago and the information I am giving you here is merely a copy of it. The truth is the army needs recruits like us, but it is also the truth that there are certain agendas. If things cut too close with bare minimum results, the army will do everything to protect each and every one of us and to push us through to BCT at that point.
That is totally not possible even with the scenario you laid out. There is intense training before one is deployed (360 days worth of training after BcT and AIT)especially if it is a combat zone. Putting one inexperienced person into a dangerous position with others will compromise the whole battalion. Nobody signs up to die, they sign up to serve. If this scenario plays out even as you said it would, the United States Military would take a major hit, especially during a time when they struggle to put enough people in; this is the last PR they need. Stay in shape, stay positive and honestly this is more like mass hysteria; there is nothing to worry about. People have started getting results to CI interviews back and once this is through, there will be nothing that can bar us from serving in the armed forces and be part of this wonderful country.
Hey Admin! Actually, I've enlisted in Active duty in May 2016. I’m done with ASVAB and Physical but OPI is yet to be completed. However, it was closed suddenly. When it re open for FY 2017, do I need to apply again or is it okay with old application. I do have some register # like that. My question is -5000 slots for FY 2016 has completed already. Is my application goes into those 1200 for FY 2017? If yes, their couldn't be more chance for new enlistees right? Because, there are lot of peoples who are stayed on hold in middle of the process. Thanks.
@kyle37 It is true. MAVNI right now is restructuring their applicant processing procedures and policies. 2017 MAVNI is on hold because it needs to focus on the current applicants and/or soldiers that have already sworn in and signed contract. Once that issue has been addressed, along with a consolidated applicant processing system, I think they will reopen the program. I heard from people that is may open of May 2017 or August 2017