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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  SCR 97
          Author:   Pan (D)
          Introduced:1/11/16  
          Vote:     21 

           SUBJECT:   Filipino American History Month


          SOURCE:    Author


          DIGEST:  This resolution recognizes the month of October 2016 as  
          Filipino American History Month and the 429th anniversary of the  
          first presence of Filipinos in the continental United States.

          ANALYSIS:   This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings:


          1)Filipinos and Filipino Americans have been contributing to  
            California and the U.S. for hundreds of years.  


          2)In the first decades of the 20th century, thousands of  
            Filipinos in California worked in agricultural fields  
            throughout the state and became a critical element in the  
            growth and political economy of the state.


          3)During World War II, approximately 200,000 Filipino soldiers  
            battled under the command of the U.S. to preserve the liberty  
            of our country and win back the liberty of the Philippines  
            from the Japanese occupation.  After World War II ended, many  
            Filipinos who had served in the U.S. settled in California and  
            worked in the Long Beach shipyards and Terminal Island  








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            canneries, served in the harbor area as nurses and medical  
            workers, and created flourishing Filipino American communities  
            numbering in the tens of thousands.


          4)Between 1941-1959, the second wave of Filipino immigration to  
            the U.S. began, as nurses, students, "war brides" and fiancées  
            of World War II military personnel and veterans, tourists, and  
            Filipino members of the U.S. Navy came to the U.S.


          5)In 1965, the third wave of Filipino immigration to the U.S.  
            began, as the passing of the Immigration and Nationality Act  
            abolished "national origins" as the basis for immigration,  
            allowing for much-needed Filipino medical professionals to  
            come to the U.S. to fill its labor shortages.


          6)In 1973, the fourth wave of Filipino immigration to the U.S.  
            began, as political exiles and refugees from the Marcos era,  
            intellectuals, tourists, students, student activists,  
            professionals, semiprofessionals, and families came to the  
            U.S.


          7)The Filipino American population is currently the largest  
            Asian American and Pacific Islander group in California and  
            the third largest Asian American and Pacific Islander group in  
            the U.S.


          8)Throughout U.S. history, Filipino Americans have made  
            cultural, economic, political, social, and other contributions  
            to our country that have become a vital part of the rich,  
            diverse, and vibrant tapestry of our nation.  Preserving our  
            Filipino communities throughout California and the U.S. is  
            critical to the preservation of Filipino culture, history,  
            traditions, and heritage and to the preservation of our state  
            and national history as well as our state and national future.


          This resolution recognizes the month of October 2016 as Filipino  








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          American History Month and the 429th anniversary of the first  
          presence of Filipinos in the continental U.S.


          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified1/25/16)


          None received


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified1/25/16)


          None received





          Prepared by:  Melissa Ward / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          1/29/16 11:24:23


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