Text: H.R.2908 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/22/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2908


To exempt children of certain Filipino World War II veterans from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 22, 2019

Mr. Case (for himself, Mr. Young, Ms. Speier, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Lowenthal, Mrs. Lee of Nevada, Mr. Peters, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. McNerney, Mrs. Luria, Mr. Soto, Ms. Schakowsky, and Mr. Grijalva) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To exempt children of certain Filipino World War II veterans from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. 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:

“(F) Aliens who—

“(i) are eligible for a visa under paragraph (1) or (3) of section 203(a); and

“(ii) have a parent (regardless of whether the parent is living or dead) who was naturalized pursuant to—

“(I) section 405 of the Immigration Act of 1990 (Public Law 101–649; 8 U.S.C. 1440 note); or

“(II) 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).”.


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