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Saudi deports 370,000 migrants over 5 months

The sun sets behind the minarets of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AP FILE PHOTO

Saudi Arabia says it has deported 370,000 foreign migrant workers from the kingdom over the past five months.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Protection for out-of-status Filipinos in U.S. gains ground


The effort to confer a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on the Philippines is not dead yet and is actually gaining some momentum, according to one of the leaders of the proposal that would put a hold on Filipino deportation in the United States.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

122 more deportees arrive in Tawi-Tawi from Malaysia


Another batch of deportees from Sabah, Malaysia arrived in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on Tuesday night.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

BI has deported over 40 foreign criminals, ‘undesirable’ aliens since January

Bureau of Immigration building. Photo from Bureau of Immmigration website

More than 40 “undesirable aliens,” including an alleged member of the notorious terror group Al-Qaeda, were deported back to their native countries since January this year, according to the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The Russians are going…

Bureau of Immigration building. Photo from Bureau of Immmigration website

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has allowed 10 Russian nationals who were arrested in November last year in Cebu on suspicion of being undocumented aliens to leave the country after their request for voluntary deportation was granted.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

200 Filipinos detained but freed in Malaysia crackdown


Some 200 Filipinos were “affected” by Malaysia’s crackdown on undocumented foreign workers here and were readily released through the representation made by the Philippine Embassy, the Philippine ambassador here said.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino family faces deportation due mother’s ill health

Emily and Jojo Nanez with daughter. PHOTO BY GONZALES INQUIRER

A young Filipino family in Gonzales, Texas, is in danger of being deported back to the Philippines because of an unfortunate event: The wife got sick.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US deported around 369,000 immigrants in 2013

Raymond Jose speaks at a press conference across the Capitol after introduction of Senate bill providing millions a pathway to US citizenship, but would also enforce stricter deportation measures.  PHOTO BY JASSIEL PEREZ. (UNITED WE DREAM)

The US government deported about 369,000 immigrants, including a number of Filipinos, during fiscal year 2013, according to new statistics from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released last month, showing a 10 percent drop from the previous year — the first since President Barack Obama took office in 2008.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Saudi gov’t facilitates repatriation of 537 Filipinos

Ambassador Ezzedin Tago speaks with a group of 58 Filipinos about to be repatriated to the Philippines.  DFA PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday that 537 out of 644 Filipinos staying at a deportation facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia have been repatriated to the Philippines.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Ams hail Aquino request for Temporary Protected Status for Filipinos

Ed Navarra

Filipino-American community leaders hailed Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s decision to formally request the US government to designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for undocumented Filipino nationals in light of the devastation caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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