Tag Archives: immigration

  1. 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.

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  2. He beats the red light but loses the immigration battle

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    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.

  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. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Who are the people in your neighborhoods? NYC immigrants by the numbers

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    February 5, 2013 by Noel Pangilinan

    The U.S. Census Bureau started releasing the result of the 2010 Census beginning this month.
    This is an opportune time to revisit the numbers of the 2000 Census to fully appreciate the diversity of New York City’s population, with particular focus on the three neighborhoods covered by Queens7.com – Woodside, Jackson Heights and Elmhurst.

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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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