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U.S. Supreme Court snubs Trump over 'Dreamer' immigrants

Feb 27, 2018 - 6:35 AM

The Obama-era DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – program will stay in place, even if recipients are still in legal limbo

FOR DACA. In this file photo, young immigrants and supporters walk holding signs during a rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 2017. Frederic J Brown/AFP

Bipartisan group in U.S. Senate unveils immigration plan, defying Trump

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The potential breakthrough comes as efforts to resolve the fate of 1.8 million immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children entered a crucial period in a week set aside for debate on immigration

BIPARTISAN LEADER. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill on February 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images/AFP

Second U.S. judge blocks Trump order to end 'Dreamer' program

Feb 14, 2018 - 10:16 AM

On February 16, the Supreme Court will consider whether to take on the issue. If the high court accepts the case, a decision is unlikely until late spring.

PROTEST. A marcher passes the tents of homeless people at an encampment as thousands of immigrants and supporters join the Defend DACA March on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Senate stumbles in seeking elusive immigration fix

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:48 AM

This raises prospects of Congress and President Donald Trump falling short in striking a deal on border security and the legalization of young immigrants

A view of the Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill March 23, 2017 in Washington,DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Pelosi gives longest U.S. House speech in more than a century

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:36 AM

Nancy Pelosi speaks for more than 8 hours about protecting young undocumented migrants from deportation

RECORD BREAKER. A TV shows U.S. Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) giving a lengthy immigration speech on the House floor during the opening press conference for the 2018 House Democratic Issues Conference February 7, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: January 27-February 2, 2018

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:45 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A super blue blood moon behind a mountain is seen from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, on January 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NTB scanpix AND NTB Scanpix / Heiko JUNGE / Norway OUT

U.S. Congress votes to end shutdown, Trump claims victory

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:46 AM

(UPDATED) US government operations will essentially return to normal on Tuesday, January 23

BACK IN BUSINESS. The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC on January 22, 2018 after the US Senate reached a deal to reopen the federal government, with Democrats accepting a compromise spending bill. Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. shutdown extended as crunch vote delayed

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:57 AM

(UPDATED) The shutdown casts a huge shadow over the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration as president and highlights the deep divisions between Republicans and Democrats

LATE NIGHT. Night view of Capitol Hill on January 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Trump says immigration deal 'probably dead'

Jan 14, 2018 - 10:41 PM

United States President Donald Trump blames Democrats for the 'death' of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program

Trump scrambles as 'shithole' slur fuels outrage

Jan 12, 2018 - 10:17 PM

(UPDATED) African countries at the UN call for a retraction and apology, saying they are 'extremely appalled' at the 'racist and xenophobic remarks'

Trump calls US courts 'unfair' after 'Dreamers' ruling

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:14 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The White House calls the Tuesday ruling by US District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco 'outrageous,' coming the same day Trump met lawmakers from both camps on the so-called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

ENDING DACA. Immigrants and supporters demonstrate during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in front of the White House on September 5, 2017 in Washington DC. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Trump's migration demands throw Dreamer deal into doubt

Oct 10, 2017 - 7:48 AM

Trump presents Congress with a list of hardline immigration demands as a quid-pro-quo for protecting the so-called 'Dreamers'

In this file photo, young immigrants and supporters walk holding signs during a rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 2017. Frederick J Brown/AFP

No deal on DACA after meeting with Democrats, Trump says

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:44 PM

Trump tweets: No deal was made last night on DACA

FOR DACA. In this file photo, immigrants and supporters demonstrate during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program Hotel on September 5, 2017 in Washington DC. Paul J Richards/AFP

Trump, Democrats agree on DACA, but no border wall for now

Sep 14, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Top US congressional Democrats emerge from a meeting with President Donald Trump, claiming progress on a deal that protects young immigrants and boosts border security, while not including a border wall

WITH LAWMAKERS. US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House on September 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Police arrest Harvard, Boston school professors at DACA protests

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:36 AM

University students faculty and staff march to protest the end of an amnesty program that protects about 800 000 young immigrants in the US

Protest rally at Harvard for DACA. Photo by Melvyn Calderon

FAST FACTS: What you need to know about U.S. Pinoys and DACA

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Where and how many are the Filipinos in the US? How many are under the protection of DACA? Find out here

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Sep 06, 2017 - 7:49 PM

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10,000 Filipinos face U.S. deportation as Trump ends amnesty

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Prepare for the worst Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says after US President Donald Trump ended the DACA amnesty for young immigrants

OPPOSING TRUMP. Immigrants and supporters stage a rally and march in opposition to President Donald Trump's order to end DACA on September 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, USA. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

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Sep 06, 2017 - 12:32 PM

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Mexico condemns Trump's decision to end immigrant amnesty

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:51 AM

Presidnet Enrique Pena Nieto: The Mexican government will urge US authorities to find a swift permanent solution that gives legal certainty to the young people of DACA

SUPPORTING DACA. 'Dreamers' protest against the cancellation of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program in front of US embassy in Mexico City on September 5, 2017.  Yuri Cortez/AFP

Q&A: What happens to 'Dreamers' after Trump revokes their residence rights?

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:30 AM

What s next for the Dreamers ?

KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER. Immigrants and supporters demonstrate during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program Hotel on September 5, 2017 in Washington DC. Paul J Richards/AFP

Trump ends amnesty for 800,000 young immigrants

Sep 05, 2017 - 11:27 PM

UPDATED Our first and highest priority in advancing immigration reform must be to improve jobs wages and security for American workers and their families Trump says in a written statement

Young immigrants and supporters walk holding signs during a rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 2017. Frederick J Brown/AFP

Trump holds the fate of 800,000 young immigrants in his hands

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:01 PM

The prospects of a badly divided Congress reaching a compromise in months on a subject that has eluded agreement for years – immigration – seem dim

Young immigrants and supporters walk holding signs during a rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 2017. Frederick J. Brown/AFP

Trump to end protections for young immigrant 'Dreamers' – report

Sep 04, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Donald Trump has decided to end a popular program that shields hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation while deferring enforcement for 6 months Politico reports

SAVE DACA. Hundreds of immigration advocates and supporters attend a rally and march to Trump Tower in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program also known as DACA on August 30, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Trump ends policy protecting undocumented immigrant families

Jun 16, 2017 - 2:03 PM

UPDATED Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly does not say whether the government has plans to replace DAPA or the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents

DAPA. The Department of Homeland Security says it is rescinding the 2014 policy known as DAPA or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents. Trump file photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP. Protesters file photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP.

Asian community rattled by Trump immigration policies

Mar 30, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Of the estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States 1 5 million are from Asia majority from China India the Philippines and South Korea

ASIAN IN AMERICA. A member of the local Asian community walks on the streets of Chinatown in Los Angeles, California on March 29, 2017. Mark Ralston/AFP

Mark Zuckerberg to Trump: 'We are a nation of immigrants'

Jan 28, 2017 - 3:55 PM

We need to keep this country safe but we should do that by focusing on people who actually pose a threat Zuckerberg says

COMPASSION. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg called for "courage and compassion to bring people together" on his page. Photo from Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook profile

Trump poised to move on Mexican border wall

Jan 25, 2017 - 12:06 PM

UPDATED Experts have voiced serious doubts about whether a wall would actually stem illegal immigration or if its worth investing billions in such a project

View of the border line between Mexico and the U.S in the community of Sasabe in Sonora state, Mexico, on January 13, 2017. Alfredo Estrella/AFP

FilAm NGO angry, sad over Supreme Court tie

Jul 11, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Oakland based Filipino Advocates for Justice vows to fight harder for immigrants

US Supreme Court split on high-stakes immigration debate

Apr 19, 2016 - 7:50 AM

If the 8 justices deadlock in their ruling due by late June it will keep intact a lower court block on the plan dealing a bruising defeat to Obama during his last year in office and pushing the issue to the next president

Immigration supporters hold up pictures of people affected by DAPA an DACA at a rally outside the Supreme Court as Justices hear oral arguments in the case of United States v. Texas, which will consider a legal challenge to the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in Washington, DC, USA, April 18, 2016. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Fil-Am groups launch info drives on Obama immigration action

Dec 12, 2014 - 7:15 PM

Over the weekend two public forums on immigration issues are to be sponsored by Filipino American groups – one in Jersey City on Saturday and one in Queens New York

'NO SAFE HAVEN.' US President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP

40K Filipinos now eligible for Obama's deportation shield – study

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:22 AM

An additional 30 000 undocumented Filipino immigrants in the United States are seen to benefit under US President Barack Obama s new immigration plan data from the Pew Research Center reveals

Jose Antonio Vargas: ‘I can now go back and see my mother’

Nov 21, 2014 - 4:24 PM

Vargas missed being covered by the DACA immigration relief when it was adopted in 2012 because it provided a cut off age of 30 years old for immigrant youth to qualify He was 31 years old then

File picture taken on July 11, 2011 shows former Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Jose Antonio Vargas at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Undocumented youth in NY urged: apply for deportation deferrals

Jul 23, 2014 - 7:46 AM

Out of 3 874 Filipinos who applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA in 2013 3 489 have been approved for the program