Tag Archives: immigrant rights

  1. When home is where the hurt is:  Options for migrant victims of domestic violence

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    October 24, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan

    Migrants are vulnerable to domestic abuse. In a situation where one’s immigration status depends almost entirely on the sponsor, the potential for abuse – domestic or otherwise, lies in wait. There are, however, ways by which victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or crime can obtain immigration status independently of their sponsors.

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  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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.

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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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