December 13, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan
Several Filipino-American organizations launched public information drives in response to President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration that will allow undocumented immigrants to stay and work temporarily in the United States.
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.
July 3, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan
Timing is of the essence with regard to the renewal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). with expirations projected to begin by September.
Here are five essential pointers to determine the best time to file your DACA renewal application.
June 11, 2014 by Noel Pangilinan
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is already accepting and processing applications for renewal of Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
“To avoid a lapse in the period of deferral and employment authorization, individuals must file renewal requests before the expiration of their current period of DACA,” the USCIS said.
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.
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.