IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 24, 2017
Ms. Hirono (for herself, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Kaine, Ms. Cortez Masto, Ms. Murkowski, and Mr. Schatz) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To exempt children of certain Filipino World War II veterans from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act of 2017.
Exemption from immigrant visa limit
Section 201(b)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1151(b)(1)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
are eligible for a visa under paragraph (1) or (3) of section 203(a); and
have a parent (regardless of whether the parent is living or dead) who was naturalized pursuant to—
section 405 of the Immigration Act of 1990 (Public Law 101–649; 8 U.S.C. 1440 note); or
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).