Category Archives: Immigration

  1. War-time Mexican guest workers demand release of their pensions

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    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.

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  2. Despite shutdown, immigration services will stay open

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    October 2, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    The USCIS will stay open to process green cards and citizenship applications, the CBP will continue to patrol the borders while ICE will continue to arrest, detain and deport immigrants.

  3. From trafficking victim to militant migrant

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    September 20, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    She was a young mother who had to leave her husband and son in the Philippines in search of greener pastures. Instead, she and 14 other Filipino migrant workers fell prey to human trafficking in the United States. But she and the group now known as Florida 15 fought back. And their courage and determination have paid off.

  4. Many U.S. children spend Father’s Day without their fathers

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    June 16, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    “Fathers support families financially,” read one placard at a rally a few days before Fathers’ Day. “Fathers teach us family values,” said another. “Fathers tuck us in at night,” reminded one poster that is almost as tall as the young boy that was holding it.

  5. He beats the red light but loses the immigration battle

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    June 6, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    Richard Cuanang is leaving the United States and flying back to the Philippines on Sept. 5. After staying illegally in the U.S. for nine years, he opted for voluntary deportation. Cuanang’s stay in the U.S. came to an abrupt stop as a result of a seemingly harmless incident: a traffic violation.

  6. New Jersey city votes to support in-state tuition bills for undocumented

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    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.

  7. Jersey City endorses in-state tuition for undocumented students

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    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.

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

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