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.

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  • kikay Pang0
    16 March 2015 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Impostor Fil. Vets won’t quit extorting money from US govt.

  • Generoso Magaoay
    16 March 2015 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Given the longstanding case of WWII Filipino veterans who fought-bled-teared-tortured-died side-by-side with U.S. forces in many parts of the Philippines, it is time for some half-decent senators/congressmen to do the very least. After all, the Philippines is the closest ally of the United States since WWII. The Bataan Death March is as historical as it can be today and is a true and significant part of the United States Army’s history.

    @ kikay Pango, it is fine if you want to maintain your loyalty to Ninoy Aquino who advocated “Communism” in the Philippines. Best of all, he was the founder of the CPP/NPA…If today your community ask you…Would you rather support WWII Filipino veterans who fought side-by-side with US forces or support the “freeloader” illegal immigrants (undocumented immigrants) who are the real extortionist–actually robbing you of your hard earned benefits?

  • noz
    20 March 2015 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    america and americans are in bad shape economically, yet the infamous demoncrap ruse reid attention is on entry of aliens. what a bunch of POS use of power, that’s not good for the country. what’s the next crazy thinking will these demoncraps spit on the faces of americans?, sell the brooklyn bridge to fund their free for all, they all can think of programs?.

  • Catalina Iglesias Roldan
    20 February 2016 at 8:36 am - Reply

    NVC Case No. MNL1993619467 I am a daughter of a U.S citizen, my father is a WWII Veteran. My immigrant visa application was already approved filed by my father. I want to know if I am entittled to the benefit as we already complied all the necessary information to the USCIS. We have waited for this for a long long time…Please help us and expedite the case.. Your prompt action is highly appreciated. Thank you. God bless the United States of America.

    Catalina I. Roldan