San Diego Law Review

Library of Congress Authority File


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This Comment addresses the issues surrounding the naturalization of Filipino war veterans. The author summarizes the historical background of this problem and suggests that, although during World War II Congress expanded naturalization opportunities for thousands of foreign soldiers across the world, the INS purposefully deprived Filipino veterans of the opportunity to apply for American citizenship. The author examines the decisional law to determine the nature and status of the issues involved in the naturalization of Filipino veterans and comments on future issues that might affect the efforts of Filipino veterans to secure the benefits of the wartime naturalization legislation.