1. Filipino groups launch info drives on Obama’s immigration action

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    December 13, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan

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    Several Filipino-American organizations launched public information drives in response to President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration that will allow undocumented immigrants to stay and work temporarily in the United States.

  2. When home is where the hurt is:  Options for migrant victims of domestic violence

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    October 24, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan

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    Migrants are vulnerable to domestic abuse. In a situation where one’s immigration status depends almost entirely on the sponsor, the potential for abuse – domestic or otherwise, lies in wait. There are, however, ways by which victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or crime can obtain immigration status independently of their sponsors.

  3. More foreign nurses may qualify for temporary work visas

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    July 25, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan

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    More foreign nurses may be able to come and work in the U.S. sooner than usual, following the release of a recent memo by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) describing how they can be sponsored for the H-1B temporary work visa.

  4. 5 timing tips for DACA renewals

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    July 3, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan

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    Timing is of the essence with regard to the renewal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). with expirations projected to begin by September.
    Here are five essential pointers to determine the best time to file your DACA renewal application.

  5. It’s renewal time for DACA

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    June 11, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan

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    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is already accepting and processing applications for renewal of Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
    “To avoid a lapse in the period of deferral and employment authorization, individuals must file renewal requests before the expiration of their current period of DACA,” the USCIS said.

  6. Quid pro quo: Permission to stay vs. permission to station

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    February 25, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan

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    Is the temporary protected status for the Philippines tied to the U.S.’ request for increased military presence in the Philippines? There is at least one precedent in the history of U.S.-Philippines relations that suggests that is not far-fetched to assume that the United States is not beyond resorting to strong-arm tactics to get want it wants.

  7. TPS seen to aid Philippine recovery from Superstorm Haiyan

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    February 8, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan

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    Remittances from U.S.-based Filipinos total $9.5 billion, which alone already constitute almost 75 percent of the funds needed to cover the $13 billion damage brought about by Typhoon Haiyan. TPS designation will allow Filipinos in the U.S. to continue to earn and send money to the Philippines to keep the country afloat.

Out of the Shadows

"The ICE men knocked twice"

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Leaders of immigrant youth organizations perform at a recent protest action against immigration detention. Click photo to watch video.