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Who's Got Our Filipino WWII Veterans' Backs? A Look Back for a Better Look Forward

The Filipino American community is shaping up to be a critical constituency in the upcoming Presidential election.  Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group, and Filipino Americans are the second largest contingent in this increasingly important demographic.  At the same time, we have higher levels of undecided voters and Filipino Americans in particular, demonstrate almost an equal split between undecided voters and Obama supporters, with a slight lead for Romney supporters.  In an election where undecided voters are at a premium, significant populations of Filip

Filipino Veterans and Immigrant Family Reunification on Horizon with Akaka (D-Hawaii) Bill

On this Fourth of July weekend, we should remember the people who sacrificed and served in the U.S. military.  For Filipino Veterans, over 60 years after World War II, the U.S. is just beginning to recognize and appreciate the sacrifices they made.  It's only been a few months since these aging veterans could start requesting their benefits that all other U.S. war veterans receive.