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Visas for priests and other faith leaders

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PHILIPPINE Catholic leaders are urged to send out more  Filipino priests to minister to the increasing number of Filipinos overseas. FILE PHOTO

Roman Catholic priests are declining in number in the United States. This is based on the study that was conducted in 2013 by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

The ‘T’ visa: Relief for workers who are victims of human trafficking

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After paying substantial sums of money for the opportunity to work in the United States, hundreds of workers claim to have been victims of human trafficking.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Negative factors that result in denials of B2 visas

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Amy sits at the witness stand anxiously waiting for the Immigration Judge’s decision. She applied and obtained a visitor (B2) visa in 1997 using falsified documents. Amy later married an American citizen, who filed a petition on her behalf. Instead of an approval of her green card, she was put in deportation proceedings for submitting falsified documents to the US consular officer.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Redress for errors of the state department

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The United States follows the jus soli principle in citizenship. A person born in the United States is automatically a US citizen. However, there are instances where one is able to derive US citizenship through the parents.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

One mistake that could result in permanent family separation

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One of the more promising provisions of the proposed immigration reform law in the United States is its attempt to improve family-sponsored petitions by eliminating current visa backlogs. Filipino nationals, who happen to be adult children of US citizens currently wait almost 20 years before they are called for their visa interviews. There are also cases where the children being petitioned patiently wait for their visa’s priority date only to receive a denial from the consular officer.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Discovering a parent’s fake name on one’s birth certificate

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Proving a parent-child relationship is key to the approval of most family-based immigration petitions. Proof is typically shown through the birth certificate of the child. This document not only establishes the fact of birth but also identifies parentage. It is therefore generally accepted as sufficient proof of the parental relationship.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

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Widow’s remarriage: A penalty to obtaining status?

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When it comes to claiming immigration benefits for widows, some applicants are confronted with the consequences of remarriage.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

68 years of injustice and still counting

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Filipino American community leaders, supporters, students and Philippine Embassy officials observing the 71st anniversary of the Fall of Bataan with a wreath-laying ceremony on April 9 at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. FILE PHOTO

It has been 68 years—68 years since the Rescission Act of 1946 removed United States military service recognition and benefits to Filipino World War II veterans; 68 years under a pall of injustice for thousands of Filipino World War II veterans, who to this day, have not received their due; 68 years of ongoing hardships. Despite concerted action to correct the unjust treatment, most efforts have remained futile except for a few provisions adjusting some benefits. The harsh effect of the Rescission Act is still experienced by many veterans to this day.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

The perils of remarrying your ex-spouse

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After a divorce or annulment, it is not unusual that married couples sometimes reconcile and give their relationship a second chance by remarrying. While remarriages of couples can be considered as good faith marriages, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may consider these remarriages as a derogatory fact in obtaining future immigrant visas.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Consular officer can waive personal interview

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For many years, all applicants for nonimmigrant visas (NIVs) were required to make a personal appearance and be interviewed by a consular officer at the US Embassy.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

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