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Congressman Don Bacon pushes for Kerrie Orozco Act

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Posted at 6:17 AM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 09:11:53-05
The idea behind the Kerrie Orozco act is one of many tributes to the slain OPD officer.
 
Congressman Don Bacon wants to breathe new life into that legislation.
 
The bill would allow the spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty access to a quicker process of becoming an American citizen.    
 
Former congressman Brad Ashford and Iowa congressman David Young made the push last year as Orozco's husband Hector waited for his green card.
 
Currently, surviving members of first responders who have pending immigration applications face hurdles.
 
This proposal would mirror a law for families of military men and women who are killed.
 
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