immigrants in US - updates

Rappler's latest stories on immigrants in US


U.S. immigration agency to close Manila field office

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:25 PM

(UPDATED) The US embassy in Manila 'will assume responsibility for certain limited services previously provided' by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services

FIELD OFFICE. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services is set to close its field office in Manila. Image from Shutterstock

Proposed U.S. law to clamp down on green card holders on benefits

Sep 24, 2018 - 9:47 AM

The US Department of Homeland Security estimates the rule will affect just over 382,200 immigrants applying to adjust their status to lawful permanent residents each year

California at 'war' with Washington over immigration – governor

Mar 08, 2018 - 9:57 AM

California Governor Jerry Brown is visibly angry after Attorney General Jeff Sessions accused the state of deliberately obstructing enforcement of federal law by offering undocumented immigrants sanctuary protections

GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN. In this picture taken on June 8, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during an energy policy conference in Beijing. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Trump proposes U.S. citizenship plan for 1.8M undocumented immigrants

Jan 26, 2018 - 9:16 AM

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

Trump travel ban to take partial effect

Jun 29, 2017 - 1:29 PM

But implementation of the order after 5 months of legal challenges could be chaotic in part due to the meaning of a key term used in the court s ruling: bona fide

JFK ARRIVALS. People walk through international arrivals at terminal four at John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport, June 26, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Supreme Court looks to travel ban ruling and a possible retirement

Jun 26, 2017 - 7:17 AM

The White House declines to comment on speculation that a pivotal US Supreme Court justice might announce his retirement

HIGH COURT. This file photo taken on March 31, 2012 shows the US Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Karen Bleier/AFP

Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate Muslim travel ban

Jun 02, 2017 - 11:36 AM

UPDATED US Justice Department: We have asked the Supreme Court to hear this important case and are confident that President Trump s executive order is well within his lawful authority

NEW ARRIVALS. Travelers arrive at the international terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, March 6, 2017 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Undocumented Asian Americans struggle in silence

Apr 03, 2017 - 8:00 AM

While other undocumented communities are growing more vocal undocumented Asian and Pacific Islanders face stigma

SILENCE. The silence of undocumented Asian American Pacific Islanders' (AAPI) is enforced not just by fear of deportation but by shame at being undocumented Photo by Massoud Hayoun/Al Jazeera

U.S. promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:12 AM

There will be no use of military force for immigration operations says US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly

U.S. targets millions in sweeping deportation plan

Feb 22, 2017 - 6:49 AM

UPDATED Two memos issued by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly order border patrol and immigration officers to deport as quickly as possible any illegal immigrants they find with only a few exceptions

ICE agents visiting a home. File image courtesy US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Duterte: I trust Trump will be fair to immigrants

Nov 15, 2016 - 10:10 PM

But Duterte also says I cannot talk for the illegals because whether President Trump or anybody else for that matter an illegal is always an illegal

Trump immigration policy to be 'fair and humane' – campaign chief

Aug 29, 2016 - 12:40 AM

He is talking about being fair and humane but also being fair to the workers who are competing for jobs being fair to all of us that want secure borders says Kellyanne Conway

epa05503437 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers remarks at a campaign rally in Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA, 20 August 2016. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in

Aug 28, 2016 - 10:19 AM

I am going to build a great border wall institute nationwide e verify stop illegal immigrants from accessing welfare and entitlements and develop an exit entry tracking system he promises

File photo by AFP

Trump vows 'Cold War' terror fight, immigrant controls

Aug 16, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Trump: We will defeat radical Islamic terrorism just as we have defeated every threat we faced at every age

Republican candidate for President Donald Trump holds a campaign event at the Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University on August 15, 2016 in Youngstown, Ohio. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP

Illegal migration to US by Cubans surges after rapprochement

Jan 06, 2015 - 8:44 AM

The surge might suggest more Cubans believe it is time to risk crossing the shark infested Florida straits for the United States

The Cuban flag, on October 18, 2012 in Havana. Stringer/AFP

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

Obama bares executive action on immigration

Nov 21, 2014 - 10:06 AM

UPDATED The immigration plan which the US President says is lawful is expected to shield from deportation up to 5 million of the estimated 11 million undocumented migrants in the US

EXECUTIVE POWER. Obama renewes his vow to use his executive powers to make changes to the immigration system – unless Republicans approve legislation by the end of the year. File photo by AFP/Saul Loeb

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 seeks $3.7B to stem illegal border entries

Jul 09, 2014 - 9:23 AM

Obama says the funds will help ease an urgent humanitarian situation that has seen tens of thousands of minors from El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras illegally cross the southern US border

CHECKPOINT. Border Patrol officers guard the US Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, California on July 3, 2014, where tension is rising over the arrival of undocumented immigrants. Frederick J. Brown/AFP

#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

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

New TV show for OFWs

Jan 21, 2014 - 8:30 PM

Boarding Pass will feature segments that profile the lives of overseas Filipinos; business ideas for OFWs and their families; and personal finance tips from experts as well as travel tidbits for balikbayans

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

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

Landmark US immigration bill clears key Senate hurdle

May 22, 2013 - 10:22 AM

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the contentious and potentially historic legislation by a 13 5 vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a markup session on the immigration reform legislation in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/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