Asian Journal
December 21, 2009

PRESIDENT Barack Obama made two promises when he took office – overhauling the nations health care and comprehensive immigration reform.

[efoods]One year into his presidency, the health care legislation may still be in the forefront of President Obama’s agenda but comprehensive immigration reform is creeping right behind.

On December 15, members of Congress kick started the immigration debate when they recently introduced their comprehensive immigration reform legislation to the House of Representatives.

Called the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 (CIR ASAP), the bill would create a path toward legalization of nearly 12 million undocumented immigrants in the US (of which more than 500,000 are Filipinos) and includes a provision that would benefit the sons and daughters of Filipino World War II Veterans.


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