Amerasian Immigrants Proposals: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Policy of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session on S. 1698, A Bill to Amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to Provide Preferential Treatment in the Admission of Certain Children of United States Armed Forces Personnel, June 21, 1982   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the opening statement of the Hon. Alan K. Simpson, a U.S. Senator from the State of Wyoming, Chairman, Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Policy: "Today's hearing concerns the plight of thousands of children fathered by American servicemen and other U.S. citizens serving in Asia, and born of Asian mothers. We understand that such children frequently become social outcasts in their homelands because of their mixed parentage, and often have difficulty in finding employment and making lives for themselves. I do feel that the support which has been demonstrated in the Congress and by this administration for various proposals to assist Amerasians indicates a willingness on the part of the American people to provide some relief for these children. But I also believe that the American people wish to be certain that we are admitting an identifiable group of persons, that we are avoiding fraud, and that we are not creating new financial burdens on the Federal Treasury. Many of the proposals which will be discussed this afternoon have attempted to address these concerns, and certainly our witnesses include experts who have been working with and for these children, and these adults, because many of them indeed are adults now, and have been working with them throughout the years." Materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Diego Asencio, Jeremiah Denton, Judith Foster, Alfred V. Keane, Carl Levin, Walter Martindale, Stewart B. McKinney, Alan Nelson, and John Shade, as well as the American Council on Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service, Inc and Fort Sanders Obstetrical and Gynecological Group P.C.

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