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[01PacRimLPolyJ105] Out of Sight, Out of Mind: United States Immigration Law and Policy As Applied to Filipino-Amerasians

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dc.contributor.author Ahern, Joseph M.
dc.contributor.author Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal
dc.date 1992-01
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-24T17:20:34Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-24T17:20:34Z
dc.date.issued 1992-01
dc.identifier.citation 1 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 105 (1992) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-8632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/994
dc.description.abstract Abstract: In 1982 the United States Congress passed the Amerasian Immigration Act, 8 U.S.C. section 1154(f). The 1982 Act provides preferential immigration status to children in Asia fathered by U.S. service personnel in Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Kampuchea, and Thailand. Congress passed the 1982 Act because of the poor economic and social conditions experienced by Amerasians in their homelands. The 1982 Act, however, excludes Amerasian children from the Philippines. Equity dictates that if Congress provides preferential immigration status to one group it should grant those same rights to groups who are similarly situated. Amerasians in the Philippines experience similar economic deprivation and social discrimination as those Amerasians provided for under the 1982 Act. This Comment argues that Congress should amend the Immigration and Nationality Act and grant Filipino-Amerasians preferential immigration status under their own Filipino-Amerasian Immigration Act. This Comment also asserts that critical changes must be made to the regulations promulgated by the Immigration and Naturalization Service in order to streamline Amerasian immigration. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Comment en_US
dc.title [01PacRimLPolyJ105] Out of Sight, Out of Mind: United States Immigration Law and Policy As Applied to Filipino-Amerasians en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 1992 by Pacific Rim Law & Policy Association en_US

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