List of Articles on the Status of the MAVNI Program

On December 2, 2016, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) was notified by the Department of Defense (DOD) that it would no longer accept applications for benefits under the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program. Although DOD originally indicated that the program would resume after revisions in fiscal year 2017, the MAVNI program remains suspended. Updates on the status of the MAVNI program have been limited. We have posted several updates on MAVNI news as it was reported. Below are links to all of our posts on the MAVNI program. We will update this index as more information becomes available.

June 5, 2017: “Updates on Status of MAVNI Program” [see blog]
July 5, 2017: “Pentagon Reportedly Considering Termination of the MAVNI Program” [see blog]
August 7, 2017: “Report on DOD Memo on Security Risks in MAVNI Program” [see blog]
October 16, 2017: “DOD Releases Two Policy Changes Affecting Non-Citizens and MAVNI” [see blog]
February 21, 2018: “Defense Secretary Mattis Indicates that DOD is Looking for Ways to Save MAVNI” [see blog]