Austin Rose was a Research Intern at MPI, where he assisted the U.S. Immigration Policy Program. He has also interned for Esperanza Center Immigration Legal Services in Baltimore, Maryland; the Central American Resource Center in Washington, DC; and the Institute for Women in Migration in Mexico City.
Mr. Rose holds a bachelor’s degree in government and a certificate in Latin American studies from Georgetown University. He is currently pursuing at JD at Georgetown University Law Center, where he is focusing on asylum law.
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Noncitizens have long served in the U.S. military, often encouraged by the promise of a fast track to U.S. citizenship. In recent years, however, Congress and the Defense Department have made it more difficult for noncitizens to enlist. This brief give context to these policy changes and explores ways the military could better balance concerns about national security and the need for recruits with key cultural and professional skills.