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In 2009 three Congress-members claimed at least one-eighth Filipino ethnicity;), vote in Philippine elections, retire in the Philippines, and participate in representing the Philippine flag. Filipinos have the longest waiting times for family reunification visas, as Filipinos disproportionately apply for family visas; this has led to visa petitions filed in July 1989 still waiting to be processed in March 2013.
In 2013, for the Philippine general election there were 125,604 registered Filipino voters in the United States and Caribbean, of which only 13,976 voted. In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security estimated that 270,000 Filipino were "unauthorized immigrants".
One estimate claims that monies due to these veterans for back pay and other benefits exceeds one billion dollars.
Since 1993, numerous bills have been introduced in Congress to pay the benefits, but all died in committee.
Mass migration began in the early 20th century when, for a period following the 1898 Treaty of Paris, the Philippines was a territory of the United States.
During the 1920s, a majority of Filipino workers who arrived in the United States lacked necessary training. They are the country's second largest self-reported Asian ancestry group after Chinese Americans according to 2010 American Community Survey.
As of 2009 Although categorized as Asian Americans, Filipino Americans have not fully embraced being part of this racial category due to marginalization by other Asian American groups and or the dominant American society.
The number of Congress-members of Filipino descent doubled to numbers not reached since 1937, two when the Philippine Islands were represented by non-voting Resident Commissioners, due to the 2000 Senatorial Election.
Congress established Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May to commemorate Filipino American and other Asian American cultures.
Upon becoming the largest Asian American group in California, October was established as Filipino American History Month to acknowledge the first landing of Filipinos on October 18, 1587 in Morro Bay, California.
Other denominations include Protestants (Aglipayan, Episcopalian, and others), nontrinitarian (Iglesia ni Cristo and Jehovah's Witnesses), Muslims, Buddhist or nonreligious; religion has served as a dividing factor within the Philippines and Filipino American communities.
As Filipinos began to migrate to the United States, Filipino Roman Catholics were often not embraced by their American Catholic brethren, nor were they sympathetic to a Filipino-ized Catholicism. The first-ever American Church for Filipinos, San Lorenzo Ruiz Church in New York City, is named after the first saint from the Philippines, San Lorenzo Ruiz.
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