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Hawaii father fights deportation to the Philippines – and almost certain death

By Liz Barney/theguardian.com – A Hawaii resident and green card holder with a past drug conviction is fighting a deportation to the Philippines, saying it would mean almost certain death under Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal anti-drug campaign. Last month, a federal judge granted 35-year-old Herbert Carino asylum from the Philippines, where Read more »

Palestinian refugee takes oath as Filipino

By Tarra Quismundo/inquirer.net – At the most serious moment of his life, Maher Mohammed Al Raee cracked up the room as he fumbled through the oath he had waited so long to take. “Swear to God,” he ended his oath, improvising as he followed the judge’s words “So help Read more »

Vargas film ‘Documented’: Immigration debate ‘not a policy but a moral issue’

via inquirer.net – “To be honest, this was not the film I sought out to make,” journalist Jose Antonio Vargas explained. He wanted to make a film about young people like him who grew up American but are undocumented. “But after sending a film crew to the Philippines to Read more »

After 9 years, Pinoy TNT loses immigration battle in the US

Photo by Noel Pangilinan via GMANews By Noel Pangilinan, ImmigraNation – Like most undocumented immigrants in the United States, Filipino Richard Cuanang is optimistic that a comprehensive immigration reform bill now pending in the U.S. Congress will be passed into law this year. Unlike most of the estimated 11 Read more »

New US Work (W) Visa Program

Low-wage worker agreement just the beginning of massive immigration overhaul By LAUREN FOX The “gang of eight,” a bipartisan group of senators who have been working since November to secure a temporary worker program to appease both the business community and labor unions, scored a big victory over the Read more »

Pinoy Pulitzer winner Jose Antonio Vargas, other US illegals, on Time’s June 25 cover

Filipino Pulitzer prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas, who publicly declared last year that he was an illegal immigrant in the United States, graces the June 25 cover of Time Magazine, along with 35 other undocumented immigrants in the US. Vargas also wrote the cover story, describing how he has Read more »