NAACP supports proposed Kerrie Orozco Act
OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) —
Officers and their spouses could be getting some big help soon.
The NAACP is supporting a proposed piece of legislation from Nebraska designed to speed up the immigration process for legal immigrants married to first responders who died in the line of duty.
The act is named for Kerrie Orozco, who died in the line of duty in 2015, just a few weeks after giving birth.
Her husband is still waiting for his U.S. Citizenship.
Nebraska Congressman Don Bacon says there's support on both sides of the aisle.
The military has a similar law already in place.
"We giving the same protection to law enforcement as we are to our service men and women, and I think that’s fair," Bacon said.
Orozco's husband's lawyer says the bill would essentially waive the amount of time required to get citizenship.
Orozco came to the U.S. in the 1990's.