United States government’s Parole Visa Program that has been welcomed by the Philippine Consulate General in New York, post-implementation is going to benefit US-based Filipino Second World War veterans and their closed ones or relatives in the Philippines. In the last week’s forum, Deputy Consul General Kira Azucena defined the implementation of this program as the most significant milestone achievement in the national Filipino-American community’s continuing campaign in requesting the United Stated government to allow Filipino vets with the acknowledgment and honor due to them. She also confirmed that this recently established strategy is timely acknowledging that 2016 signifies the seventieth anniversary of the endowment of diplomatic connections between the US and the Philippines. With this Parole visa program, many veterans of WWII will be able to reunite with their closed ones or relatives in the Azucena, Philippines. As per the estimated figure, nearly six thousand Filipino-American Second World War veterans have been residing in the S. As per Azucena, it was quoted that the Filipino-American community will be encouraged by this program to continue backing the nationwide attempts to influence the US government on Filipino veteran affairs, prominently the unfinished House bill H.R. 2737 on the Awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal. A town hall conference was hosted by consulate on August 27 that explained the parole program strategy that was grounded on the executive order and was approved by the honorable US President Obama on 8th of June. Further, all those who attended it were well-versed that the USCIS or US Citizenship and Immigration Services has begun allowing many Filipino World War 11 family members who have remained as the beneficiaries of recognized migrant visa petition for family. The following parole strategy was initially declared in the “Streamlining and Modernizing the Legal Immigration System for the 21st Century” report of white House that was released in the month of July 2015.
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