Filipino WWII Vets Still Waiting on Green Cards for Children


An immigration story we don’t often hear about: Filipino veterans from World War II were promised green cards for their children…and they are still waiting.

“The United States has a cap on family-based green cards of 226,000 annually, and no more than 7 percent of the recipients are permitted to come from a single country.

Aside from Mexico, Asian countries, including China, Vietnam and India, dominate the list of nations with the most applicants and the longest waits.

The average wait from the Philippines — which has the most family applicants after Mexico — is more than two decades.”

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