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DOD removes prohibition on MAVNI enlistees to be considered for security clearances until completion of first enlistment

  1. Date Announced

    June 21, 2017

    Military personnel enlisted in the MAVNI Pilot Program who have become naturalized US citizens based on military service may be considered for a security clearance upon completion of their military training/boot camp. Prior policy prohibited consideration for security clearance until the enlistee had completed their first enlistment. [ID #603]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    June 21, 2017
  3. Subsequent Action

    December 4, 2018 Report: Pentagon will send green-card recruits to boot camp, halting a Trump policy from last year
  4. Subsequent Action

    January 31, 2019

    Judgment from the Western District of Washington enjoining the United States Department of Defense "from requiring, in the absence of individualized suspicion, a biennial series of National Intelligence Agency Checks for continuous monitoring or security clearance eligibility purposes with respect to any citizen affiliated with the DoD who accessed into the United States Army through the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program after February 12, 2012, and before September 30, 2016."

    (see judgment above)

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources, such as https://dcfederalcourtmavniclasslitigation.org/**

    2019.01.31 Tiwari v. Mattis, C17-242 TSZ (W.D. Wash., Jan. 31, 2019).
  5. Subsequent Action

    February 14, 2019

    Judgment from the Western District of Washington enjoining the United States Department of Defense "from requiring, in the absence of individualized suspicion, a biennial series of National Intelligence Agency Checks for continuous monitoring or security clearance eligibility purposes with respect to any plaintiff."

    (see previous order below)

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources, such as https://dcfederalcourtmavniclasslitigation.org/**

    2019.02.14 Tiwari v. Shanahan, CASE NO. C17-242 TSZ (W.D. Wash., Feb. 14, 2019).
  6. Subsequent Action

    May 22, 2019

    Preliminary injunction ordering the Pentagon to continue allowing green-card holders to report for training issued by Judge Huvelle (D.D.C.) on October 27, 2017 in Nio v. DHS (1:17-cv-00998). Subsequent partial summary judgment issued by Judge Huvelle (D.D.C.) on May 22, 2019.

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

    Nio v. DHS (D.D.C.), Case No. 1:17-cv-00998

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