It's true, it is within the United States' sovereign power to block entry to anyone it wishes. But my migration framework prevents me from unequivocally saying that.
When I was 6 months old, Papa was killed in Japan. That was the beginning and end of the story that made up much of who I am.
When legislators believe in the rule of law, everything they do in the august halls of the Senate would be about justice. They will not lie, they will not cheat, they will not steal.
They say that the justice beat is one of the most boring beats in reporting. I tend to agree. But where it's boring, it's always so insightful.
At first I didn't know my story. Two movies helped me get there: 'Never Not Love You,' starring James Reid and Nadine Lustre, and 'Crazy Rich Asians.'
The embassy officer told me I could reapply if and when my 'circumstances change.' What circumstance has to change before we beat colonial presumptions and call ourselves worthy to travel this world freely?
Eudocia 'Cosiang' Pulido's story tugs at the heartstrings of any Filipino who belongs to a clan of overseas domestic helpers
When the issue is slavery, we shouldn't adjust our standards so low that we let a piece go unchallenged for being a memoir