immigrant issues - updates

Rappler's latest stories on immigrant issues


Nauru asylum baby to remain in Australia – immigration minister

Feb 21, 2016 - 3:14 PM

The decision comes after a public outcry among advocates against the harsh immigration policy

Australia doctors demand children be freed from immigration detention

Oct 12, 2015 - 2:04 PM

Australian Medical Association president Brain Owler said children behind bars suffer psychologically with doctors suffering an ethical dilemma in the process

'Mocha Girls' detained in Malaysia over work permit issues

Sep 11, 2015 - 8:25 PM

They were arrested on September 4 and released last September 10

White House eases immigration rules for family of Filipino WWII vets

Jul 22, 2015 - 10:32 PM

The Obama administration seeks to allow family members of Filipino World War II veterans to migrate through a special parole program

HEROES, TOO. The Philippine government pays tribute to World War II veterans on Independence Day. File photo byAC Dimatatac/Rappler

Will quadriplegic Filipino worker in Canada be deported?

Feb 17, 2015 - 10:19 PM

According to CTV Edmonton Venancio is living in Canada illegally due to the expiry of her work visa She also carries no medical coverage

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

An open letter to England

Aug 24, 2014 - 5:22 PM

To my mind you represented everything that s screwed up with this world – intolerance aggression and the severe affective climate

Questions on identity, belonging in 'Documented'

Jul 23, 2014 - 5:42 PM

Despite the real life drama of Vargas story captured in Documented the film also tells the story of the plight of so many other undocumented immigrants

An uncertain future for undocumented Fil-Am

Jul 01, 2014 - 11:52 PM

Ronquillo likens the discovery of his undocumented status in the US to being a mutant in X Men

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

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

290 migrants rescued in Italy as giant sea patrol begins

Oct 15, 2013 - 9:21 PM

The Italian navy has dispatched 5 warships to patrol the vast area near the island of Lampedusa southern Italy