Tag Archives: rights of migrant workers

  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. Quid pro quo: Permission to stay vs. permission to station

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    February 25, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan

    Is the temporary protected status for the Philippines tied to the U.S.’ request for increased military presence in the Philippines? There is at least one precedent in the history of U.S.-Philippines relations that suggests that is not far-fetched to assume that the United States is not beyond resorting to strong-arm tactics to get want it wants.

  3. 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.

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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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