President Trump has stated that he will likely continue the program that enable migrants to get fast-tracked to citizenship through serving in the US Military. The original law brought in by former President Bush was designed to allow people a faster route to naturalization through military service. It is one of the few immigration policies that have a fair amount of agreement on both sides of the House.
DOD spokesman Lt. Col. Myles Caggins, said that the “Law ensures that the sacrifice of noncitizens during a time of national need is met with an opportunity for early citizenship, to recognize their contribution and sacrifice,”
As reported in the Daily Caller:
Under current law, all noncitizens who have served honorably in the U.S. military on or after Sept. 11, 2001 are eligible to immediately file for citizenship. The Naturalization at Basic Training Initiative, implemented by the Obama administration in 2009, allows immigrants to naturalize when they graduate from boot camp.
Between 2002 and 2015, USCIS naturalized 109,321 service members under the expedited citizenship initiative.
Obama also began the practice of allowing recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy–undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers’–to enlist in the military if they possess valued foreign language or medical skills. The Army, which is the only branch that accepts DACA recipients, enlisted 359 such recruits in fiscal year 2016, Fox News reported.