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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 »

Fil-Ams laud Obama’s new immigration rules

By Rodney Jaleco, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau – Hundreds of undocumented Filipinos in the United States will benefit from US President Barack Obama’s order to allow young illegal immigrants to stay in the country so long as they’ve not broken any laws, a Fil-Am group predicted. “We welcome Read more »

Family, church important to Pinoys

BY DOUGLAS TODD, VANCOUVER SUN OCTOBER 17, 2011 – “DON’T FORGET MOM. SEND MONEY HOME.” That’s the chiding message, in all caps, from one of the many ads in Filipino newspapers, which can be found stacked in ethnic shops throughout many east Vancouver neighbourhoods. The omnipresent ads promote a serious Read more »

Pinoy nurses seeking jobs in US declining

By Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – The number of Filipino nurses seeking jobs in the United States dropped in the third quarter of the year, a lawmaker said yesterday. LPGMA party-list Rep. Arnel Ty said only 1,370 Filipino nurses indicated their desire to seek employment in Read more »

My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

By JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS – One August morning nearly two decades ago, my mother woke me and put me in a cab. She handed me a jacket. “Baka malamig doon” were among the few words she said. (“It might be cold there.”) When I arrived at the Philippines’ Ninoy Read more »

Obama’s immigration reform favors Pinoy immigrants

By Jose Katigbak WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said as part of a comprehensive immigration reform, families should be reunited more quickly instead of keeping them apart, a proposal which resonated strongly with Filipino immigrants whose waiting time to petition loved ones to join them in the US is Read more »