@bale. I do not agree with you. This is so unfair. It's not the enlistees problem but the Army. Those who designed this program and the contracts are responsible for this mess. I asked the SSG who did my paper work at the MEPS that if I need to renew my Visa and they said that I do not need to do so as my contract would cover my status. If they told me that the MAVNI program would end up like this I would not sign the contract in the first place. They gave me a hard time. I think that this whole background check investigation is nothing but an unwarranted excuse. So I strongly suggest to all of the MAVNI fellows to talk to their senators. If nothing happens we all need to sue the Army.
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RE: Call your Senators offices all over the US
Call your Senators offices all over the US
I called my senator's office and explained my situation as a MAVNI who signed a contract in Jan 2016 and still, as of March 2017 being in DEP. They sent me a privacy act form which I signed so it allows them to do research on behalf of us. Therefore, I 'd like to ask the MAVNI FS all over the US to call their State Senator offices and by doing this we will have the Senate make a decision as long as the DoD is not willing to care about the MAVNI FS. Please explain that "the US Army did not notify us of the life long background investigations upon our contracts. Moreover, the US Army has suspended this program, while we were told that all MAVNIs would be treated as any other soldiers. Last but not least, the US Army naturalizes the DACAs (Childhood arrivals) and a lot of other foreigners specially on ceremonies which goes live on TV. We as the US soldiers do not tolerate any type of discrimination in the US Army."
Please also spread the word as much as you can. It's very helpful.