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Illegal minors: Some came ‘accompanied by a stranger’


“I was introduced to a man I’d never seen. He held my hand, as I boarded an airplane for the first time.” This is how Jose Antonio Vargas (Jose), a Pulitzer prize-winning Filipino journalist, described his departure for the United States. It was 1993 and he was 12 years old at the time.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Fil-Am group asks US Congress to quit bickering, enact immigration reforms


A Filipino-American organization that grew out of Filipinos for Obama during the presidential campaigns, called on members of the US Congress to stop political bickering and enact immigration reforms.

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

DFA airs concern over Pulitzer-winning Fil-Am’s arrest


The on Thursday expressed concern over the recent arrest and detention of Pulitzer Prize-winning Fil-Am journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has become an activist for undocumented immigrants in the United States.

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

Detentions a ‘risk’ faced by undocumented US migrants, says Fil-Am Vargas

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Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas said Wednesday his detention by US border agents in Texas was just an example of the risks that undocumented immigrants face every day in America.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fil-Am Pulitzer Prize winner Vargas detained by US Border Patrol

In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, immigration rights activist and self-declared undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on comprehensive immigration reform. AP

Prominent Phillipines-born immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has lived and worked in the U.S. for years without legal documentation, was detained Tuesday by U.S. Border Patrol agents at a South Texas airport.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »