Immigration reform - updates

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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

Immigration reform divides America again

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:18 PM

US immigration levels are similar to those in 1890 with one change: Most immigrants are from Asia and Latin America not Europe

People look over the arrivals board at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4, February 4, 2017 in New York. Bryan R. Smith/AFP

Supreme Court tie blocks Obama's immigration plan

Jun 23, 2016 - 11:41 PM

UPDATED The deadlock leaves Obama s immigration policy in limbo like the 4 million undocumented immigrants who stood to be awarded US work permits under the politically controversial plan

HEARTBREAKING. US President Barack Obama speaks about the Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action and immigration in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, June 23, 2016. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Clinton, Sanders engage in fiery debate clashes

Mar 10, 2016 - 2:32 PM

UPDATED With their Miami debate showdown coming just 6 days before the critical Florida primary the two candidates are repeatedly pressed on immigration issues

DEMOCRATIC CONTENDERS. Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Hillary Clinton wave to supporters before the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate on the Miami Dade Colleges Kendall Campus on March 9, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Pope wows Washington but takes on controversy

Sep 24, 2015 - 10:41 AM

President Barack Obama is clearly delighted to welcome to the White House a pontiff who can lend moral and spiritual force to his own priorities but others may be left uncomfortable by the pope s stances

DISCUSSION. US President Barack Obama (R) talks with Pope Francis during the arrival ceremony at the White House, in Washington DC, USA, September 23, 2015. Photo by Nikki Kahn/EPA

President Hillary? Fil-Ams weigh in on her candidacy

Apr 13, 2015 - 12:57 PM

How are Filipino Americans reacting to Hillary Clinton s big announcement?

'AMERICA'S CHAMPION.' Hillary Clinton announces her 2016 presidential bid through a video posted on her website hillaryclinton.com. Screenshot from the campaign video

All about Jane: 'Immigration reform not all inclusive'

Apr 04, 2015 - 11:11 PM

You can t trust a win as a win This can be reversed by the next president and this is temporary

US pushes to halt block on immigration measures

Mar 13, 2015 - 8:23 AM

Calling the district court s order unprecedented and wrong the Justice Department adds that the Constitution does not entitle states to intrude into the uniquely federal domain of immigration enforcement

US President Barack Obama is seen through a window of the Oval office meeting with four of the letter writers who will join the First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden as guests of the Administration for tonight's State of the Union Address in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 20 January 2015. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Republican-led House blocks Obama immigration plan

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:51 AM

It is unlikely to reach the floor of the Senate where Obama s Democrats remain in control through the end of the year

Border Patrol officers guard the US Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, California on July 3, 2014. Frederick J. Brown/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

Obama to act alone to fix 'broken' US immigration law

Nov 20, 2014 - 7:33 AM

UPDATED Officials have suggested his order may protect up to 5 million of America s estimated 11 million undocumented migrants from deportation

NEW AMERICANS. Immigrants prepare to become US citizens at a naturalization ceremony at Liberty State Park on September 19, 2014 in Jersey City, New Jersey. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Obama digs in even as he vows to work with Republicans

Nov 06, 2014 - 7:50 AM

Instead of providing a direct mea culpa for the election losses Obama notes that Americans of all stripes have grown frustrated with Washington and as president they rightly hold me accountable to do more to make it work properly

US President Barack Obama pauses while speaking during a press conference in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Vargas, undocumented immigrants launch new campaign

Aug 21, 2014 - 9:11 PM

Vargas and the other applicants are not qualified for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA

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

Pulitzer-winning Fil-Am journalist freed after being held at US border

Jul 16, 2014 - 7:19 AM

UPDATED Pulitzer prize winning journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas has been in the southern US state to highlight the plight of tens of thousands of children from Central America who have flooded across the border

DETAINED. The detention of Pulitzer Prize-winning Fil-Am Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas shocks the Twitterverse. Screengrab from Twitter

#Documented: Rappler Hangout with Jose Antonio Vargas

Jul 03, 2014 - 8:01 AM

Rappler will talk to Jose Antonio Vargas along with other leaders of the US immigration reform movement on July 3 at 8 am Manila time 8 pm July 2 in New York

Young Fil-Am shares life as undocumented immigrant on TedTalks

Jun 28, 2014 - 11:38 PM

Young Fil Am Akiko Aspillaga shares her life story as a young undocumented immigrant Imagine missing home but never knowing when you can ever return

Border crisis highlights US immigration reform failure

Jun 28, 2014 - 3:35 PM

Republican opponents of President Barack Obama say his administration has failed to seal the porous US Mexico border

BORDER CONTROL. A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle drives along the concertina topped secondary fence along the border near the Mexican slum of Colonia Libertad along the US border near Otay Mesa, California, USA. The US government has taken measures to curb illegal immigration and smuggling such as increasing manpower, technological monitoring with sophisticated surveillance equipment and construction of higher and stronger fences. Photo by Mike Nelson/ EPA

No US legal status for new migrant children – official

Jun 13, 2014 - 10:35 AM

Three out of four minors who illegally cross the US border come from El Salvador Honduras and Guatemala

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Out of status: Living illegally in the US

May 03, 2014 - 10:00 AM

My husband and I were both on tourist visas with no intention of returning to the Philippines in other words we were going to be TNTs

Fil-Ams give Obama a grade of C+ on immigration reform

Apr 30, 2014 - 10:23 PM

They give him an average grade – the number of deportations are at a record high ; those who have contributed to the economy are being deprived of benefits

5 US policies that Filipino Americans support

Apr 25, 2014 - 11:33 PM

Learn about the proposed immigration reform benefits for Filipino World War II veterans Temporary Protected Status application in state tuition for undocumented immigrant students and the inclusion of Filipinos in American textbooks

Obama heads for less friendly 'three amigos' summit

Feb 19, 2014 - 7:37 PM

The three nations massive trading partners are locked in several thorny disputes likely to surface in the talks and in a joint press conference later on

'TRES AMIGOS.' US President Barack Obama is set to meet with his counterparts, Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto and Canada's Stephen Harper, in a summit in Mexico. File photo by EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL

2014 State of the Union: Key quotes

Jan 29, 2014 - 11:52 AM

Key quotes from US President Barack Obama s 2014 State of the Union address

TAKING NOTES. U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Obama challenges US Congress on inequality

Jan 29, 2014 - 11:25 AM

UPDATED In his annual State of the Union address Obama vows to use his executive powers to lift up workers improve education and clean the environment if his foes in Congress balk at more sweeping action

'NOT STANDING STILL' US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014. Larry Downing/AFP/Pool

Opportunity for all

Jan 29, 2014 - 10:59 AM

In the coming months let’s see where else we can make progress together Let’s make this a year of action

STATE OF THE UNION. US President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014. Larry Downing/AFP/Pool

US Republicans to mull immigration path this week

Jan 29, 2014 - 9:06 AM

The party s proposal would stop short of extending citizenship to adults illegally in the United States although Republicans would back a path to citizenship for those illegally brought to the country as children

REFORM IMMINENT? Immigrants wait for a naturalization ceremony held at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office on January 17, 2014 in New York City. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Obama pushes immigration reform, Republicans still wary

Oct 21, 2013 - 10:28 AM

Other lawmakers argue that the budget crisis has in fact angered Republicans who will be slow to grant Obama a new legislative victory

IMMIGRATION NEXT. US President Barack Obama makes remarks regarding the reopening of the US government, at the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, 17 October 2013. EPA/Mike Theiler

Thousands march in US for immigration reform

Oct 06, 2013 - 9:15 AM

The March for Dignity and Respect was organized by the New York Immigration Coalition and other groups supporting legalization of undocumented workers

FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM. Immigration reform advocates march for comprehensive immigration reform on October 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Young 'Dreamers' push for US immigration reform

Aug 16, 2013 - 12:46 PM

Young people brought to the United States as children are pushing to win residency papers in the country they call home

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Jun 28, 2013 - 8:55 PM

PSEI rise ending 5 weeks of decline Tropical depression Gorio will affect Southern PH US Senate passes landmark immigration reform bill

US Senate clears border security hurdle for immigration bill

Jun 25, 2013 - 1:05 PM

The procedural vote marked an important test for comprehensive immigration reform backed by US President Barack Obama

Immigrants wait for their citizenship interviews at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), district office on January 29, 2013 in New York City. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Immigration bill passes hurdles in US Senate

Jun 12, 2013 - 6:47 AM

The US Senate voted 84 15 to move to debate passage of what would be the most important immigration reform in nearly 30 years

IMMIGRATION REFORM. US President Barack Obama (C) delivers remarks during an event in support of the Senate's bipartisan immigration reform bill at the White House in Washington, DC, June 11, 2013. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Obama says time to break 'old stereotypes' with Mexico

May 03, 2013 - 11:47 PM

President Barack Obama tells Mexicans it was time to break with old stereotypes vowing an equal partnership and voicing optimism that US immigration reform will pass this year

BREAKING STEREOTYPES. US President Barack Obama tells Mexicans it was time to break with "old stereotypes". Photo by AFP

Rubio vows tough, 10-year path to US citizenship

Apr 14, 2013 - 11:12 PM

A new bill would carve an arduous 10 year path to citizenship for USA s 11 million illegal immigrants

IMMIGRATION. Senator Marco Rubio said a new bill would carve an arduous 10-year path to citizenship for illegal immigrants in USA. Photo from AFP

Obama stakes second term on ambitious reform

Feb 13, 2013 - 12:56 PM

US President Barack Obama wagered his second term on an ambitious bid to strengthen America at home by reigniting its economic engine cutting gun murders and fixing immigration

'STRONGER UNION' US President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Pool / Charles Dharapak

2013 State of the Union Address

Feb 13, 2013 - 11:29 AM

We are citizens It s a word that doesn t just describe our nationality or legal status It describes the way we re made It describes what we believe

'STRONGER UNION' US President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Pool / Charles Dharapak

Obama: 'the time is now' for US immigration reform

Jan 30, 2013 - 9:48 AM

Obama laid out his principles on the divisive issue which would nudge 11 million illegal immigrants slowly towards citizenship within stronger US borders and allow prized foreign students to stay on after graduation to boost the US economy

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his address on immigration reform at Del Sol High School on January 29, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. John Gurzinski/Getty Images/AFP

‘Undocumented American’ from PH on cover of Time

Jun 14, 2012 - 10:40 PM

Jose Antonio Vargas writes for Time Magazine about his story as an undocumented immigrant from the Philippines