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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 »

Leaders ask Fil-Ams to press lawmakers for immigration reform

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Community leader Rex Velasquez. AJPRESS PHOTO

Leaders of the Filipino-American community urged its members to support immigration reform by calling their representatives in Congress.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asian Americans laud immigration activist’s courage

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Honoree Jose Antonio Vargas

“I come to you as Filipino, as gay, as undocumented, as American. And my being gay, my being undocumented, my being Filipino: these are facts and not political plot points to be debated.”

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Undocumented Pinoys step out of the shadows to tell their stories

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Jose Librojo, who came as a teenager with his parents when they sought political asylum in the U.S., is hoping for legalization should the DREAM bill becomes law.

Twenty-six grueling years away from the family. That’s how long Malou, an undocumented Filipina, has suffered while hiding in the shadows of the community in America, doing odd jobs on and off as a caregiver, nanny or house help.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

DC Fil-Ams to honor rights advocate Vargas

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jose antonio vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas, the 31-year-old award-winning Filipino American journalist who stunned the whole nation when he boldly disclosed his undocumented immigrant status since arriving from the Philippines as a 12-year-old boy, will address the Filipino American community on Saturday, June 15, at JW Marriott Hotel here.

Posted: April 27th, 2013 in Events | Read More »

Fil-Am opens immigration hearings in US Senate

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Jose Antonio Vargas

“What do you want to do with me?” Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino-American journalist Jose Antonio Vargas asked the members of the Senate judiciary committee on Wednesday.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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