CAPAC Applauds Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program
May 9, 2016
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the implementation of the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) program that will offer certain beneficiaries an opportunity to seek parole and come to the United States to be reunited with their family members. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) released the following statement:
“I am thrilled by today’s announcement of the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole policy that CAPAC fought hard to include in President Obama’s immigration executive actions. Many Filipino veterans who bravely served our country during World War II are in their twilight years, some with no one to take care of them here in the United States. But thanks to President Obama’s actions, these veterans and their spouses will finally be able to reunite with their loved ones, and to be cared for in their old age by family members from abroad. As Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, I thank President Obama for his leadership in recognizing the valiant contributions and sacrifices of our Filipino veterans. I look forward to working with the Administration to ensure that this program is known widely and implemented effectively.