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Filipinos in US poised for success

Filipinos are among the top Asian migrants in the United States poised for success. A new report titled “Race for Results” released recently by the Annie E. Casey Foundation tackles the topic of racial and ethnic indicators of success.

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

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 »

Basilan boy is now US city mayor

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ANTONIO Cartagena , Basilan born and an alumnus of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University,  is now the mayor of Walnut, an affluent city in Los Angeles County, California. AJPRESS PHOTO

Filipinos are slowly making their mark in the political realm in the United States. In California alone, a number of Fil-Ams have secured positions in the corridors of power, where they can create positive change for the Filipino community in the Golden State.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Global Pinoy,Philippines,Photos & Videos | 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 »

Documentary by Fil-Am journalist Vargas to screen at Golden Gate U

undocumented American

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas’ “Documented – a film by an illegal immigrant undocumented American” will be screened on Sat., April 19, at 4 p.m. at Golden Gate University (GGU), Room

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Events | Read More »

Continued deportations under Obama denounced

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Protesters above joined hundreds in San Francisco Friday as part of a national day of action to encourage President Obama to end deportations.  NEW AMERICA MEDIA PHOTO

Protesters marched April 4 to denounce the continued deportation of thousands of undocumented immigrants. More than two million people, two-thirds of them for minor infractions, have been deported since President Obama took office in 2008.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

Twice Betrayed

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Larry Itliong

“Cesar Chavez,” the movie, directed by the Mexican actor Diego Luna, is a heartfelt and rousing portrait of its eponymous subject, the Chicano who rose to national and international prominence in the 1960s by being the face of the movement to boycott California grapes as a tactic to force the growers to improve the working conditions and pay of those who picked the fruit. The organization he headed was the United Farm Workers (UFW), the result of a merger between his and Dolores Huerta’s National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) and the mostly Filipino Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC), then headed by Larry Itliong, and affiliated with the AFL-CIO.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | 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 »

New drive launched to raise number of US citizenship applicants

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Panel announces campaign to increase the number of applicants for US citizenship among eligible immigrants

Only eight percent of eligible immigrants apply for US citizenship every year, according to Linda Lopez, chief of immigrant affairs the Los Angeles Mayor’s office.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

San Francisco cops, immigration experts talk to Filipinos about domestic violence

Resource speakers for the Talakayan sa Konsulado discuss domestic violence (left to right) Lt. Randy Caturay of the San Francisco Police Department, Raymond Tang, District Attorney Investigator, Glen Sylvester, Filipino American Law Enforcement Officers, and Robert Yabes, Program Director at the Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

“One out of four people is or will become a victim of domestic violence,” Lt. Randy Caturay, member of the San Francisco Police Force and the Alliance for Community Empowerment, recently told the audience at the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco.

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

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