By Lourdes Santos Tancinco
On the Friday before Thanksgiving week, I received a call from a woman community leader in San Francisco asking me if I was interested in being in a panel to discuss various immigration issues of the Filipino-American community. I readily said “absolutely!” When I was told it was to be on Nov. 25, the day of American president Barack Obama’s San Francisco visit, I became doubly excited.
Emir-Deogene Mendoza, a student at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, said he wanted to give his overseas working parents “something that would recognize their hard work and sacrifice.”
By Jerome Aning
All is fair in love. And fiancé visa petitions. The United States Embassy in Manila on Friday said it had issued its first fiancé visa to a same-sex couple, a Filipino and an American soldier serving in Afghanistan who will get married next month.
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing multicultural group in the US and are 54 percent more likely than overall US households to have incomes of $100,000 or more according to a new report released by Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
, Judy Quiros
The government should slow down the exodus of evacuees from typhoon-devastated areas and instead strengthen the capabilities of the victims to resurrect their broken lives in their own hometowns.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Following reports of Filipino migrants rounded up and allegedly chained by Saudi police before being deported, the Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday urged victims to come forward so formal complaints may be filed.
Saudi authorities began Monday a clampdown on illegal immigrants after the end of an amnesty that gave overstayers and workers a grace period to leave or legalize their status.
The European Union said Thursday it would help fund a project to encourage the families of millions of Filipino overseas workers to save money and use it to develop their home towns.
By Matikas Santos
An elderly Filipino woman who was on her way to her daughter’s wedding in the United States was detained for six hours, berated, and threatened to be jailed by US immigration authorities before being deported back to the Philippines.
By Antonio Q. Alabastro
Longtime Filipino-Bruneians are looking forward to seeing President Benigno Aquino for the fifth time when he comes to attend the East Asia Summit this week.
By Boying Pimentel
The clip features a voice, a Filipino’s, calm and full of conviction, explaining why he and others, including Mexicans, are marching.
By Lourdes Santos Tancinco
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the US Department of State released new policy guidance on how to deal with petitions by same sex partners. These were released a few weeks after the US Supreme Court ruled (US v Windsor) in favor of same sex marriages.