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THE TIME FOR EQUITY AND RECOGNITION FOR FILIPINO VETERANS IS NOW

For Immediate Release

Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)

Contact Person: Arturo P. Garcia

September 25, 2015

THE TIME FOR EQUITY AND RECOGNITION FOR FILIPINO VETERANS IS NOW

Los Angeles- “ The Time to grant total equity and recognition for Filipino American World War II Veterans is now! “ 

Atty Arnedo Valera, The Executive  Director of the M igrant Heritage Commission (MHC)  and also the legal counsel of the Justice for Filipino American veterans (JFAV) based in Virginia  said this in response to the executive issued by President Obama that expedites visa for children of Filipin World War II veetrans.

He added, “  accumulatively, the grant of US Citizenship to Filipino American WWII  Veterans  in the 90’s, the recent executive action according immigration benefits to children of Fil Word War 2 Vets, the initial lump sum under FCEC, to18,000 Filipino veterans  out of the 41,000 veterans who applied for the lump- sum, —all the existing proposed legislations for congressional medals are explicit recognition that now is the time to grant full equity and pension benefits to the remaining  WWII vets who are still alive and the widows of the veteran

Now is the time while we remain living witnesses to our 26,000 remaining Filipino  WW2 heroes to get the benefits and recognition they deserve.”

JFAV to President Obama, Issue an Executive Order Now.

JFAV National Coordinator meanwhile said: “ While welcome the piecemeal benefits but we want the full respect and restoration of full benefits similarly enjoyed by all American Veterans. We challenge President Barack Obama to go to an extra mile to issue an Executive Order Recognizing the Filipino Veterans Now!

The JFAV has written an open letter in 2011 asking his Excellency President Obama to ssue this Executive Order to no avail. Now is the time to issue that order and let the “Do Nothing US Congress “ to follow up  with a law.”

Valera added; Their sacrifices were not done on a piece meal or installment basis.They gave their all and the Filipino nation also contribution one million of its population to achieve the great victory during World War II in the Pacific War Theater  for American.

It is long overdue, the least that the US Government can do is to rectify this historical injustice.”   Valera concluded.

For more information please contact jfav at (213)241-0995 or email us atagarcia@gmail.com

 

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