The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), introduced two online resources to support noncitizens who have served in the U.S. military and their families. The resources are part of the Immigrant Military Member and Veterans Initiative (IMMVI).
The resource is a one-stop resource page and online portal for veterans who need help accessing their Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits or applying to return to the United States. The initiative provides information on various topics, including immigration, employment, education, and housing. It also includes a directory of organizations that provide support to immigrant veterans.
The IMMVI is a welcomed addition for veteran immigrants who have often had difficulty accessing services and benefits due to their status. With these new resources, veteran immigrants will be able to navigate the system better and access the support they need. This is an excellent move by the US government, and we hope that it will make a difference in the lives of those who have served our country.
Through IMMVI, veteran service organizations (VSOs) will have access to a veteran-specific call center, which will offer veteran-specific case management services. In addition, the website provides links to other agencies that provide benefits and services to veterans, such as the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) and the Small Business Administration’s Office of Veteran Business Development (SBA-OVBD).
The website also contains information on how to apply for U.S. citizenship through military service and a directory of state veteran benefits offices.
The US government has taken a great step forward in helping those who have served our country by introducing these online resources. Thank you, Department of Homeland Security, for taking this initiative! We are grateful for your dedication to veteran immigrants and your commitment to helping them access essential services and benefits. Thank you for your service!
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