May 29, 2024
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Korean-Americans should be part of DPRK family reunions: U.S. House Committee

House Foreign Affairs Committee passes bill saying State Dept, ROK should include Korean-Americans in future reunions

The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs passed a bill on Wednesday that would put new pressure on the State Department to work with the South Korean government to allow Korean-American families to visit with relatives in North Korea.

The legislation argues that Korean-Americans who were separated from family members in the DPRK after the Korean War have been consistently excluded from past reunions — rare and often deeply emotional meetings, where elderly survivors of the war are allowed to embrace siblings and cousins they haven’t seen since childhood — and urges the State Department to change that going forward.

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