Veterans for New Americans

Veterans for New Americans is a national network of influential veterans representing each of the military branches who support a bipartisan solution on immigration.
VNA Partners: (L-R) Dr. Tony Serna, GYSGT, USMC Veteran, CEO, Wellness49.com, Cryobath.com, Nexus Group, Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba, USA (Ret.), Chair, Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project, Pan Pacific American Leaders and Mentor,Capt. Graciela Tiscareño Sato, USAF Veteran, CEO and Founder, Gracefully Global, LLC,Lt. Col. L. Carter Crewe III, USAF (Ret.), Co-Chair, Veterans Advisory Committee for Veterans Association of North County
Since our independence, immigrant service members have made tremendous contributions and sacrifices to our nation.

New American recruits greatly contribute to the racial, ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity of our armed forces. In addition, immigrant service members provide much-needed talent and insights to accomplish our military missions throughout the world successfully. Full American citizenship for all immigrant service members will help our immigrant men and women in uniform secure leadership and growth opportunities during their years of service. Our nation deserves to have the best and brightest talent to staff the most technologically advanced military in the world and to ensure force readiness.

As veterans who believe this is the right thing to do for our national security, the future of our military, our veterans and our nation, we call for policies that:
  1. Ensure immigrants are included in our military force readiness plans to effectively meet any global or national security challenge.
  2. Support immigrant service members by providing an efficient pathway to citizenship as part of their service.
  3. Ensure new American veterans receive care for service-related conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health disorders, as well as support for reducing the risk of behaviors that may lead to deportation.
  4. Provide support for families of new American service members and veterans.
  5. Support transition initiatives for immigrant service members and veterans to the public and private workforce.

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Highlights

Read more about Essentials of Naturalization for Military Service Members and Veterans

Report

Essentials of Naturalization for Military Service Members and Veterans

Read more about For Love of Country: New Americans Serving in our Armed Forces

Report

For Love of Country: New Americans Serving in our Armed Forces

Read more about Naturalizations in the Military: A Recent Decline

Fact Sheet

Naturalizations in the Military: A Recent Decline

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These diverse skill sets found in our service members born outside our national borders enable us to exert influence globally and effectively."

- Capt. Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, USAF veteran and VNA Partner

The Dreamers I have met here in Nebraska are as patriotic as they come. They believe in the very idea of the America to which they were brough at a young age, and where they’ve grown up."

- Rear Adm. Jim Partington, Veterans for New Americans National Co-Chair and U.S. Navy Veteran

Immigrants are important to the military today because of the critical skills they possess, as well as their sheer numbers as we currently face a dire recruitment challenge. "

- Lt. Col. Margaret Stock, Veterans for New Americans National Co-Chair and U.S. Army Reserve Veteran

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