1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Will U.S. finally sign UN Convention on Migrant Workers’ Rights?

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    February 14, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    Obscured by the recent excitement over President Obama’s renewed push for a comprehensive immigration law is the fact that the United States has not signed a major international convention protecting the rights of migrant workers and their families.

  6. 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.

  7. Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs: NYC loves its immigrants

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    February 5, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    New York City, one of the most diverse cities in the United States, has long had a mutually beneficial relationship with its immigrant population.
    From around the time that the Statue of Liberty was erected at the mouth of the Hudson River, New York City has always extended welcoming arms to immigrants into the city.

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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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