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Monday, December 16, 2013

Military Policies Conflict On Undocumented Family Members

Ivan and Mireya Moya, a couple in San Antonio, benefited from the "parole in place" policy that was formalized in an official memorandum last week. (Hernan Rozemberg)

Ivan and Mireya Moya, a couple in San Antonio, benefited from the “parole in place” policy that was formalized in an official memorandum last week. (Hernan Rozemberg)

Last month, the Obama administration announced a major change to immigration policy with regards to the military. Now, military family members who are in the country illegally have a new path to stay and apply for permanent legal status.

But this new policy appears contradictory to an increasingly common practice in many branches of the military — a practice that explicitly bans applicants who have undocumented dependents.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Jude Joffe-Block of Fronteras Desk reports.

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