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Please create a safe and legal mechanism for reunions between Korean Americans and their family members in North Korea

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This is a petition in support of H.Con.Res. 91 that was recently introduced to the House by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) along with Rep. John Conyers, JR (D-MI), Rep. Sam John (R-TX) and Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) to encourage reunions between Korean Americans and their family members in North Korea.

When the border was drawn between North and South Korea, hundreds of thousands of family members were left divided. During the Korean War (1950‐1953) even more families were dislocated in the chaos of war. Over 55 years have passed since then, and many Koreans immigrated to the United States in search of peace and hope. There are an estimated 100,000 first generation Korean Americans with immediate family members in North Korea. Time is running out for this generation. Many of these family members have already passed away or are in their 70s‐90s.

For over half a century, these divided family members have suffered with no access to the people they love most. Though they are US Citizens, they have no formal mechanisms that would allow them to reunite with their families in North Korea.

REUNIONS CAN HAPPEN. PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION.



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