The Obama Administration announced today that certain DACA recipients would be eligible to join the military under the Military Accession Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program if they possess certain language translation skills or or are a doctor or a nurse. MAVNI is a small program and only a few thousand have qualified for it over the last few years. The translation option would likely be the entree for most if the applicant is proficient in one of the languages on the Army’s list (which, notably, does not include Spanish).

Greg Siskind