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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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What does an “illegal immigrant” look like? This might be problematic…Canadians are the second largest immigrant population in Arizona


Last April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer recently signed into law the most severe immigration policy in the US that authorizes state law enforcement officials to stop anyone and ask for proof if they’re in the state legally. So … Continue reading

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New Revealing Report on Filipinos in the US and how it relates to my own family


The  Migration Policy Institute , a nonpartisan political think tank in Washington DC, recently released a revealing report on Filipino immigrants in the United States.  The report both confirmed my personal assumptions about Filipino immigrants and it also revealed some … Continue reading

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