Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC Applauds Senator Hirono’s Introduction of the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act
Michelle Boykins (202) 296-2300, ext. 0144 firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC applauds Senator Hirono (D- Hawaii) for her introduction of the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act with Representative Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii).
Filipino World War II veterans fought alongside Americans servicemen and have waited decades to be reunited with their loved ones. This bill will expedite the visa process for children of those veterans.
John C. Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, issued the following statement:
“Filipino World War II veterans have been separated from their families for far too long. We are in full support of the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act, which honors our country’s promise to reunite veterans with their families. Such a bill, which advances initiatives of today while rectifying missteps of the past, is why we are excited for Senator Hirono’s return. We wish her well as she continues her recovery, as well as her unrelenting fight for our community.”
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC has a mission to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans. We strive to empower Asian Americans and Pacific Islander communities across the country by bringing local and national constituencies together, advocate for federal policy that reflects the needs of Asian Americans, and promotes a fair and equitable society for all.