Category Archives: undocumented immigrants

Forgotten history Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Will history repeat itself?


The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 is an almost forgotten piece of US legislation but it forms the basis of the US ambivalence towards immigration. It excluded the Chinese but later on also excluded Filipinos and Asian immigrants altogether. With President Trump’s increasing anti-immigrant rhetoric, will history repeat itself? Continue reading

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What Is the Cost of Brain Waste for Highly Skilled Immigrants in the U.S.?


Filipina nurses working as caregivers and just earning minimum wage? It’s true. Underutilized immigrant workers impose significant costs on immigrant families, government, and the broader U.S. economy. Estimates of this skill under-utilization, also known as brain waste runs to the billions of dollars in forgone earnings and resulting unrealized tax payments for federal, state, and local governments. Continue reading

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I Cried After Hearing President Obama’s Speech for Compassion, Justice for Immigrants


Dale Asis was moved by emotion after hearing US President Obama spoke about immigration with compassion Continue reading

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2014 Bayanihan Goals: Building Community


On January 20, 2014, the Board of the Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide established clear priorities for its work in order to focus its activities and deliver more effectively. The new priority goals are built on Bayanihan’s continuing work and include: Building … Continue reading

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Remembering Nelson Mandela


“It is now in the hands of your generations to help rid the world of such suffering.” –  Nelson Mandela, June 25 2008 A Great Man has passed away today. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nelson Mandela and all … Continue reading

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Filipino, homeless and undocumented, continues to donate to an orphanage in the Philippines


Incredible! Filipino, homeless and undocumented, continues to donate to an orphanage in the Philippines: http://wp.me/pDnD0-9m Continue reading

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Without Any Papers, Tess and Thousands Like Her, Live in Fear Being Deported at Any Time


Without any papers, Tess and millions of undocumented workers around the world, live in constant fear being caught and deported. Continue reading

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