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Huff Post: New Obama Policy Opens Door for Family Reunification for Filipino American Veterans

posted by Randall
Filipino American Veterans

These World War II veterans fought at the battle of Bataan in the Philippines.

The Huffington Post reports that Filipino American veterans separated from their families may finally be reunited with loved ones under a new immigration policy announced by the Obama administration.
 
The State Department will work with the Department of Homeland Security to allow family members of veterans to come on a case by case basis–a policy that could significantly cut the 20-year wait time for many immigrants.
 
“These are people who are eligible for an immigration visa by virtue of their U.S. citizen family member, who also happens to be a veteran who served in the second world war,” a White House official said. “But because the family immigration system is so backlogged, it can take decades for them to actually get a visa.”
 
About 6-thousand veterans who subsequently became American citizens are believed to be still alive.
 
The new policy has been a long time coming. You can read more about that in the Huffington Post.

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