By Harvey I. Barkin
Rep. Mike Honda (D — Silicon Valley) reiterated his pledge to help Filipinos recently in the aftermath of Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines). His words brought comfort even to Filipinos who were devastated not by the super-typhoon but by the obstacles to immigration reform and the inability of Filipino veterans to get justice.
By Nicholas Von Wettberg
Filipino-American Sharon Arlanza Yost, a US citizen, is suing the US government after she was threatened with deportation and wrongfully detained for seven months by immigration authorities.
Thirty Filipino workers expelled from Saudi Arabia returned home Monday and alleged they were abused amid a crackdown on illegal migrants there.
By Carla P. Gomez
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested 16 foreigners in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental for various violations of the country’s immigration laws.
By Rose Paquette
Domestic workers in California are optimistic that their annual income will increase and give them a more stable living condition with the passage last week of a landmark bill that would adjust wages, particularly overtime pay, in the entire state.
By Tarra Quismundo
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday appealed to Filipinos in Saudi Arabia to respect the laws of the kingdom after 18 Philippine nationals were arrested for protesting outside the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in Riyadh on Tuesday.
US President Barack Obama on Saturday urged lawmakers to pass an immigration overhaul bill that the Senate is due to debate this week, saying that it was “commonsense” though not perfect.
By Tina G. Santos
The international observers of the 2013 midterm elections have recommended the enactment of a law against political dynasties. “Mechanisms to enforce the constitutional provision against political dynasties should be legislated,” the election observers from the Compact for Peaceful and Democratic Elections-International Observers Mission (Compact-IOM) said as they ended their 10-day monitoring of the country’s elections.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The Supreme Court has barred Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte Mayor Rommel Arnado from running in elections.
By Lourdes Santos Tancinco
The bipartisan senators in charge of drafting the comprehensive immigration reform measure recently introduced the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S.744). The 844-page bill contains several components, including border security and new rules for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, among others.
Hong Kong’s top court has denied permanent residency to two Filipino domestic helpers in the final decision of a legal case that affects tens of thousands of other foreign maids in the southern Chinese financial hub.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Foreigners are not barred from meddling in the country’s forthcoming elections or they will be deported, the Bureau of Immigration warned Wednesday.