December 13, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan
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.
Category: Communities, Immigration, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Reform
| Tags: DACA, DAPA, Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, Deportation relief, Extended DACA, immigrants, Undocumented immigrants
November 7, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan
The presence of 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States is just the most obvious manifestation of the deeper problems that has plagued the U.S. immigration system for decades. A comprehensive and genuine immigration reform needs to address these root causes.
Category: Deportation, Immigrant Rights, Immigration, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Reform, Migrant Workers
| Tags: Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, Green card, immigrant communities, immigrant detention centers, immigrant rights, immigrants, immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, immigration reform, Legal Permanent Residents, U.S. citizenship, Undocumented immigrants
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.
Category: Immigration, Immigration Enforcement
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.
Category: Children, Deportation, Immigration, Immigration Enforcement
| Tags: deportation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, immigration detention, immigration reform, Undocumented immigrants
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.
Category: Deportation, Immigration, Immigration Enforcement
| Tags: Department of Homeland Security, Filipinos in the United States, immigrant detention centers, immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, immigration detention, Undocumented immigrants
March 6, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan
The wide-ranging spending cuts known as sequestration, which took effect on March 1, are expected to affect the U.S.’ immigration system and enforcement. Even before sequestration could take effect, its impact was already felt by immigrant communities. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released hundreds of detained immigrants from its detention centers.
Category: Immigrant Rights, Immigration, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Reform
| Tags: budget cuts, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Customs and Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, immigrant detention centers, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, immigration detention, Noel Pangilinan, sequester, Sequestration