Posts Tagged ‘Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act of 2011’

Senator Akaka of Hawaii Introduces Senate Bill 1141 to Benefit Children of Filipino WWII Veterans

June 21st, 2011 No comments
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Senate Bill 1141, introduced by Democratic Senator Akaka of Hawaii, would exempt children of certain Filipino World War II veterans from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas and for other purposes. The bill is entitled “The Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act of 2011.”

The bill would amend INA 201(b)(1) by adding to the end:

(F) Aliens who–

(i) are eligible for a visa under paragraph (1) [unmarried sons or daughters of US citizens] or (3) [married sons and daughters of US citizens] of Section 203(a); and

(ii) have a parent (regardless of whether the parent is living or dead) who was naturalized pursuant to–

(I) section 405 of the Immigration Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-649; 8 USC 1440 note); or

(II) title III of the Act of October 14, 1940 (54 Stat. 1137, chapter 876), as added by section 1001 of the Second War Powers Act, 1942 (56 Stat. 182, chapter 199).

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