SUAB HMONG NEWS (03/30/2018) – Hmong Veterans’ Service Recognition Act “S. 1179: Hmong Veterans’ Service Recognition Act” signed by President Trump on March 23, 2018 into law. Hmong Veterans who preferred to bury on National Cemetery after they passed away now can be done.
CLICK HERE to watch a press conference held by Congressman Jim Costa in Fresno, CA on March 29, 2018. Video by Lee Xiong of Hmong Central Valley TV.
Below is a summary of the bill.
Hmong Veterans’ Service Recognition Act
This bill authorizes burial in any open national cemetery under the control of the National Cemetery Administration of the remains of any individual: (1) who was naturalized pursuant to the Hmong Veterans’ Naturalization Act of 2000 and who resided in the United States at the time of death; or (2) who the Department of Veterans Affairs determines served honorably with a special guerrilla unit or irregular forces operating from a base in Laos in support of the U.S. Armed Forces between February 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975, and who, at the time of death, resided in the United States and was a U.S. citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.