Reuniting Troops With Their Families: Menendez Introduces Legislation To Provide Legal Permanent Resident Status For Kin Of US Military

Reuniting Troops With Their Families: Menendez Introduces Legislation To Provide Legal Permanent Resident Status For Kin Of US Military

Immediate family of those who fought for our country would be eligible

Washington - To honor the men and women who have served and fought for our country in the military, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced legislation that would grant legal permanent resident status to immediate family members of servicemen and servicewomen. Under the bill, parents, spouses or children of military men and women who have served in active duty or who died in service of the nation would be eligible for legal permanent resident status. The eligibility would also be extended to the children of Filipino World War II veterans.

"Our country asks a great deal of our troops - we rely on them for our security, and we are forever grateful for their service," said Senator Menendez. "One of the ways we can express our gratitude is to allow our troops who have parents, husbands, wives, sons or daughters legally and patiently waiting in line to be reunited with their families here in the United States. This is a show of thanks and support for our troops."

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