Posted 8 months ago
Kenyan born distance runner Paul Chelimo who won a silver medal for Team USA, is in the U.S. Military which has a Fast Track program that allows legal permanent residents to become U.S. citizens quickly.
Commonly known as the MANVI program, the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program permits the Military to recruit certain legal non-citizens whose skills are considered to be vital to the national interest.
Through this program qualified armed forces members may fast track their naturalization process after they complete their basic training, and that can be useful for people who need to become citizens quickly to apply for their family’s green cards or for other personal reasons.
If joining the military is not for you, foreign born athletes and coaches can live and train in the U.S. with P visas. These non-immigrant P visas can be issued for up to three years and may also be renewed.
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