Hagåtña, Guam – Senator Nelson passes Resolution to amend the deadline and eligibility for World War II claimants seeking reparations under the World War II Loyalty Recognition Act.
On June 27, 2021, Senator Nelson sent a Letter of Request to President Biden respectfully requesting that he remove the one-year deadline to file a claim. She had also implored that he extend the eligibility to file a claim to descendants of the World War II victims that have passed away after the initial filing deadline of the Act on June 20, 2018.
A Public Hearing was held on July 16, 2021, for claimants to give their oral testimonies in support of the Resolution. Each claimant professed their great frustrations in getting their long-awaited compensation for the atrocities that took place during World War II.
“I want to express my immense gratitude to my colleagues for supporting this Resolution. Although this can never replace the sufferings the remaining survivors and their families have endured, it’s a gesture of hope and good faith that we as a people can be acknowledged and continue on the journey of healing,” said Senator Nelson
“In situations like this, when the pain and suffering of war remain in the hearts and minds of our people, a cap or a deadline only serves as a barrier to closure and healing,” said Senator Shelton. “This resolution calls for a simple administrative fix by President Biden—one that will improve the lives of our manåmko’ and their families, and continue to bring justice to our Greatest Generation.”
The Voting Session for Resolution 121-36 (LS) was held at the Guam Legislature in Hagåtña and was passed on August 6, 2021, at 2:00 pm.
For more information, please contact the Office of Senator
Telena Cruz Nelson at (671) 989-7696 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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