Lawyer Perfecto Yasay’s nomination as Secretary of Department of Foreign Affairs was recently rejected by the Commission on Appointments on the issue of his U.S. citizenship. Why was his citizenship not revoked contrary to his testimony? There are basically two methods of losing U.S. citizenship. The first is through…read more
Renouncing US Citizenship 101
Are Green Card Holders and Visa Holders Safe to Travel With the Rewritten Travel Ban?
An Executive Order titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, which is the re-written travel ban, was signed by President Trump on March 6, 2017. The prior travel ban, Executive Order 13769 of January 27, 2017, will be revoked on March 16, 2017. Travel…read more
Love of Family Is their Underlying Reason for Staying
A significant number of Filipino immigrants have thrived and have become productive U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. Yet, there are categories of immigrants who, despite having resided in the U.S. for many years could not find ways to obtain legal status. The immigration system is dysfunctional and that…read more
Green Card holders’ legitimate worries about traveling outside US
Despite clarifications by government agencies that Green Card holders are good to travel, many Filipino immigrants currently in the United States or those visiting the Philippines are still confused by the conflicting information they are getting, unsure of what to expect upon their return to US ports of entry….read more
Should ‘TNTs’ start planning for voluntary departure from US?
More than 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States, including approximately 300,000 from the Philippines, are now in panic mode and uncertain about their future under a Trump administration. Deporting immigrants who are in unlawful status is one of Trump’s campaign promises. The presidential election result was a…read more