Category Archives: Communities
Filipino groups launch info drives on Obama’s immigration actionLeave a comment
December 13, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan
When home is where the hurt is: Options for migrant victims of domestic violenceLeave a comment
October 24, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan
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.
5 timing tips for DACA renewalsLeave a comment
July 3, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan
It’s renewal time for DACALeave a comment
June 11, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan
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.
TPS seen to aid Philippine recovery from Superstorm HaiyanLeave a comment
February 8, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan
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.
War-time Mexican guest workers demand release of their pensions2
October 11, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan
Braceros, farm workers from Mexico who were recruited to work in US farms from 1942 to 1964, traveled 2,500 miles to bring attention to their plight. About 10 percent of the workers’ earnings while working in the US were deducted as contribution to a pension fund. The Mexican government, though, refused to pay them their pensions.
New Jersey city votes to support in-state tuition bills for undocumentedLeave a comment
April 12, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan
Students in graduation gown, children in soccer uniforms, community residents and advocates trooped to the Passaic City Hall to support a resolution endorsing two state bills providing in-state tuition and financial aid to undocumented New Jersey youth. Passaic City became the third town or city in the state to support the bills.
Jersey City endorses in-state tuition for undocumented studentsLeave a comment
March 8, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan
Jersey City became the first local government in New Jersey last week to endorse two measures that would allow undocumented youth to avail of in-state tuition and qualify for financial aid.
On Feb. 27, Jersey City’s Municipal Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution urging state legislators to approve the Tuition Equity bills.