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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 »

Undocumented Pinoy family reacts to anti-birthright proposal

By Henni Espinosa, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau A Filipina nurse, who asked not to be identified, dreamt of a better life when she moved to the United States in 2001. But she and her husband, an engineer, could not get a working visa and ended up overstaying.

Pinoys in Arizona divided over new state law

By Raul Legaspi and Ging Reyes – Filipinos in Arizona are divided over the state’s new law that many are calling anti-immigrant. Under the new law, police may question anyone who looks like an undocumented immigrant, and arrest even authorized immigrants who do not carry their immigrant ID.

Who is coming to America?

(Click image for larger view) American immigration may have taken a back seat during the financial crisis, but the issue still needs resolving. While illegal immigrants sneaking over the border is still a primary concern, it’s good to know who came to America legally, and from where.

The hazards in Internet matchmaking

By Maria Aleta O. Nieva – Internet matchmaking industries have opened up doors for people wanting to find that perfect match, but they also place women in danger of being exposed to sexual and physical injustices. According to a study made by Teresa Downing-Matibag, Asian women have been portrayed in Read more »