January 13, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan
With the seeming lack of action by the U.S. government on the Philippines’ request for Temporary Protected Status, several Filipino American organizations in the New York-New Jersey area have banded together to press for the immediate granting of the status.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.