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JFAV VEHEMENTLY CONDEMNS US DELIBERATE BOMBING OF MSF HOSPITAL IN KUNDUZ, AFGHANISTAN

For Immediate Release

Justice For Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)
October 08, 2015

JFAV VEHEMENTLY CONDEMNS US DELIBERATE BOMBING OF MSF HOSPITAL IN KUNDUZ, AFGHANISTAN

JFAV Condemns Kunduz MSF Hospital Bombing

JFAV Condems Kunduz MSF Hospital Bombing

Los Angeles– The Justice for Filipino America Veterans (JFAV) based in the United States strongly condemn the deliberately US bombing attack on the Medecins San Frontiers (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan last October 03 that killed 12 doctors of the MSF and wounded 22 patients.

JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia said, “ The bombing of US air assets is a deliberate attack on a hospital is a very clear violation of the Geneva Conventions on the International Laws of War.

Violation of the Geneva Conventions on the Laws of War

Garcia reminds the public that “ Hospital and Hors De Combat or wounded soldiers or civilians are protected under the Geneva Conventions. These are neutral zones and must be protected under the international laws of war.

The United States is a signatory on these conventions after World War II. The American public should remember that US and Filipino soldiers were maltreated by the Japanese forces during the Bataan “ Death March” and these atrocities must not be repeated.”

Garcia added; “ What complicates the matter for JFAV is that since October 3, the United States and Afghanistan has been passing the buck. . They even blamed the MSF for sheltering “terrorists” when everybody knows that that was a hospital.”

MSF Opposed the TPP

JFAV also learned from sources from MSF said, ” the bombing is deliberate and not accidental because the MSF is the only major organization so far to publicly declare against the TPP agreement being pushed by the US authorities.

Garcia said, “ It is a clear signal for the MSF to stop opposing the TPP Agreement and to toe the US line.

The MSF also expressed concern that four of its hospital in Afghanistan that caters to thousands of women patients must also suffer the same fate.”

The JFAV also support the call of the MSF for an impartial investigation on the bombing incident.

It also appeal to the international community to not let up on the Kunduz bombing incident and let justice takes its course.”

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DHS to Create Filipino WWII Veterans Parole Program

JFAV leaders with DVA Secretary Rober McDonald, June 29, 2015 in the DVA Office, WDC

JFAV leaders talks with DVA Secretary Rober McDonald, June 29, 2015 in the DVA Office, Washington DC.

JFAV UPDATES

October -7, 2015
DHS to Create Filipino WWII Veterans Parole Program
Los Angeles– The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an announcement about the POTUS Obama’s new Executive Order about the Filipino World War II Veterans. Here is the text of the DHS Press Release:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is creating a parole program to allow certain family members of Filipino and Filipino-American World War II veterans to receive parole to come to the United States.

This parole program was announced in November 2014 by President Obama and Secretary Johnson as part of the executive actions on immigration and is detailed in the White House report, Modernizing and Streamlining Our Legal Immigration System for the 21st century, issued in July 2015.

The program may enable these eligible family members to provide support and care to their aging veteran family members who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.

Parole, as provided for under the Immigration and Nationality Act, gives DHS discretion, on a case-by-case basis, to permit individuals to come to the United States for a temporary period of time based upon urgent humanitarian reasons or for significant public benefit. Parole does not give the individual any permanent right to remain in the United States.

USCIS reminds customers that they cannot apply at this time. Any applications received before the program is implemented may be denied. We will inform the public when the application process is in place. Register to receive email updates.

Please remember to be mindful of immigration scams. Visit www.uscis.gov/avoidscams, for tips on filing forms, reporting scams, and finding a licensed attorney or an accredited representative.

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