Statement to the House Judiciary Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee on "The Impact of Current Immigration Policies on Service Members and Veterans, and their Families"

October 29, 2019

Advancing Justice | AAJC submitted testimony to oppose the termination of the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program

The Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) program is a policy change that went into effect in June 2016 that has enabled elderly Filipino World War II veterans to have their family members join them in the United States to help provide much-needed care and support. The FWVP program was created by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in recognition of “the extraordinary contributions and sacrifices of Filipino veterans who fought for the United States during World War II.” In reuniting with their families, the veterans have the benefit of the love and care of their family members in their old age. 
On August 2, 2019, USCIS announced that it would be terminating the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole program. Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC opposes the termination of FWVP and has urged USCIS and the Trump administration to preserve this important program that has had a profound impact on the lives of our Filipino World War II veterans.