Military members, veterans, and their family members are often eligible for special immigration benefits, such as military “parole in place” (PIP) or deferred action for military members and their families. Military members and veterans are also eligible for naturalization
under unique military naturalization statutes that allow them to naturalize even if they are in removal proceedings. Military members can sometimes be naturalized posthumously (after death) and their survivors may be able to obtain permanent residence (green card
) or naturalization. Finally, military spouses can obtain expedited naturalization if they are sent overseas with their military member spouse, or may be able to naturalize overseas, along with their children. These benefits can allay the special hardships endured by those who serve our country.