Category Archives: Immigration Reform

  1. One good, but mostly bad and ugly effects of sequestration

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    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.

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  2. NJ advocates call for stop to immigration detention

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    February 21, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    On a typically cold February morning, some 200 people huddled together at the entrance of the bridge to Ellis Island in Liberty State Park for a vigil to protest the detention of immigrants. “It was a fitting place to gather, in front of the Statue of Liberty, the symbol of welcoming immigrants,” Kathy O’Leary of Pax Christi NJ said.

  3. Young Fil Ams extend ‘bayanihan’ spirit; help undocumented youth

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    February 5, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    In a college auditorium in the middle of Jersey City’s residential neighborhood, two young Filipino Americans were busy preparing for a public forum on the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals or DACA, which allows young undocumented immigrants to apply for permits to temporarily stay and work in the U.S.

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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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