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JFAV SUPPORTS NEW BILL SPEEDS UP FAMILY REUNIFICATION FOR AGING PINOY WWII VETS

JFAV UPDATES
March 17, 2015

JFAV SUPPORTS NEW BILL SPEEDS UP FAMILY REUNIFICATION FOR AGING PINOY WWII VETS

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Two Senate Democrats introduced a bill last Friday that would speed up the visa process for the children of Filipino World War II veterans.

Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada introduced the Filipino Veterans Reunification Act, which seeks to exempt about 20,000 children of Filipino World War II veterans from visa quotas.

With the current immigration backlog, it takes the vets 20 years to be reunited with their children.

The co-sponsors of the bill are Sen. Brian Schatz, the other Democrat from Hawaii, and Senators Lisa Murkowski of Arkansas and Barbara Boxer of California.

JFAV Supports New Bills

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) Supports the new bills. According ti Ago Pedalizo, San Francisco JFAV Coordinator;

” We will always support the bills for the remaining 70,000 Veterans for the benefits and rights they deserve.

It’s up for the lawmakers to pass the bills. AS Always, many lawmakers pass these bills but because both houses of Congress are in GOP hands, we are not as hopeful it will pass, but we will continue to fight.”

JFAV supports the Filipino Veterans Recognition ACt of 2011 and 2013 and is hopeful a new bill for Filipino Veterans Equity will be filed before April 9, Bataan Day in the US Congress.

For more information please call jfav at (213)241-0995 or email us at Pilipinokami76@yahoo.com

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