Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program

Last Updated

July 21, 2023

This program, implemented in 2016, made certain beneficiaries of approved I-130 petitions filed by Filipino veterans or their surviving spouses eligible for parole.1 The purpose of this was to alleviate the hardship caused by long backlogs in the family-based preference category for citizens of the Philippines and allow those granted parole to care of their aging veteran family members. All family-based preference categories are included in the FWVP program. However, the program is especially beneficial to derivative beneficiaries in the F-2B, F-3, and F-4 family preference categories, which are backlogged significantly farther for the Philippines than the comparable worldwide numbers.