Category Archives: Immigration Reform

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

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    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.

  2. 5 timing tips for DACA renewals

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    July 3, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan

    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.

  3. It’s renewal time for DACA

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    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.

  4. What is wrong with the U.S. immigration system?

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    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.

  5. 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.

  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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