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Army withholds honorable service certification (required for naturalization) from soldiers who have not yet completed Initial Entry Training

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 17, 2017

    Noncitizens in the Army Reserve may no longer naturalize under INA § 329 until after they complete Initial Entry Training.

    [ID #608]

    Department of Army Memorandum: Certification of Honorable Service Pursuant to 8 USC 1440
  2. Effective Date

    August 17, 2017

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Citizenship
Agencies Affected: DOD

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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