Presidential Memorandum — Supporting New American Service Members, Veterans, and their Families

Issued December 22, 2016

This is a memorandum to the executive departments and agencies regarding services to members of the armed forces who are foreign born residents and naturalized citizens (the meaning of “New Americans” in the title). It establishes a mechanism for cooperation between departments and agencies to “enhance collaboration and streamline processes to ensure that they receive the services and benefits they need and have earned.”

Given the climate in the country and the outright hostility some have toward non-citizens, this action is important. I hope Congress will appropriate the funds to support this initiative.

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