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
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'Kuwaiti-bound Filipinos with short-term non-working visas are also not covered by the ban,' says Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente
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.
This raises prospects of Congress and President Donald Trump falling short in striking a deal on border security and the legalization of young immigrants
Nancy Pelosi speaks for more than 8 hours about protecting young undocumented migrants from deportation
Bitterly divided US lawmakers return this week to face a shrinking window for reaching deals on immigration, federal spending and the debt
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The raids took place in cities including San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose in the north of California
The measure allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to enter local, state and federal courts to arrest immigrants with pending deportation cases
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US President Donald Trump's comprehensive plan would require Congress to budget $25 billion for a 'trust fund' for constructing a wall on the US-Mexico border – a major plank of Trump's White House campaign
The European Commission aims to insist all member countries accept controversial refugee quotas at the talks in Sofia with the 28-nation bloc's interior ministers
(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
(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump: 'I'm not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you.'
The comments spark anger among Democrats and Republicans and revive questions about US President Donald Trump's tendency to make racially charged remarks
It seems there are a lot of hurdles to getting accountability in the smuggling of shabu from China to the Philippines, and a lot of them has to do with limitations set by the law
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 21 undocumented immigrants in the raids of 7-Eleven franchises in 17 states and the capital
(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
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Monday is the deadline for the Department of Homeland Security to rule on extending Temporary Protection Status for the Salvadorans
Duterte nudges Congress to enact a new Immigration Law in 2018 to address low salary brackets of employees
The immigration lookout bulletin order comes after Gabriela filed a graft complaint stemming from the dengue immunization program that began during the Aquino administration
(6TH UPDATE) The blast – which took place in the station at the Port Authority bus terminal, not far from New York's iconic Times Square – sparked commuter panic and travel disruptions
You can acquire a Cyprus passport, and have access to the wider EU, in as little as 6 to 12 months with a 2-million euro investment
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the OFW ID will still be given for free
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(UPDATED) The US Supreme Court says that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from 6 mainly Muslim countries pending appeal
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also names a witness to the alleged scam – Roberto Catapang Jr
Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle blasted the decision to repatriate the Haitians within 18 months, removing the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) they received after the devastating 2010 earthquake
(UPDATED) The talks, which turned increasingly acrimonious, stumbles on issues including the divisive matter of immigration
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If he can't stop them from entering the country, President Duterte says he will 'protest' their visit and meet them at the Philippine airport to show his disapproval
(UPDATED) Trump pledges sweeping changes to curb immigration and later calls for the attacker to be put to death
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The arrivals – in economic and family categories, as well as refugees – would push up the population of Canada by about 0.9% each year
Hundreds of fearful refugees are urged to leave an Australian detention camp in Papua New Guinea, as conditions worsened with power and water cut off in a tense standoff
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Wally Sombero, alleged middleman of gambling tycoon Jack Lam, is also indicted for plunder in connection with the Bureau of Immigration corruption scandal
(UPDATED) Some of the names in the lookout order check out with the names that appear in the group chat of Aegis Juris alumni who held a meeting when Castillo was killed
The new measures come as President Donald Trump's administration works to toughen controls on refugees and immigrants amid security worries
The United States will resume accepting refugees after a 120-day ban, but arrivals from 11 'high-risk' countries, most of them home to Muslim majorities, will still be blocked
The decision by US District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii marks the latest blow to Trump's long-running efforts to restrict entry of travelers from targeted countries into the United States
Francis says love rather than pity should be placed at the heart of international development efforts, and throws his weight behind efforts in the UN to negotiate a global accord on managed, safe migration
The two former Immigration deputy commissioners, Michael Robles and Al Argosino, are fraternity brothers of President Rodrigo Duterte and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II
President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the same provision in the 2017 budget, leading to the mass resignation and leave of immigration personnel
Trump presents Congress with a list of hardline immigration demands as a quid-pro-quo for protecting the so-called 'Dreamers'
The list, which also includes preventing immigrants from sponsoring their extended families to move to the US, draws immediate fire from Democratic leaders in Congress, who said it goes 'far beyond what is reasonable'
(UPDATED) Australian citizen Marilou Danley left the Philippines in the evening of October 3, the Bureau of Immigration says
(UPDATED) Sudan, one of 6 majority-Muslim countries on the original travel ban, is removed from the list, leaving 8 nations with complete or partial blocks on travel to the United States