Enlisting in the military pays off

by Jannelle So This is how the country you serve can serve you back: provide you with skills set that are useful in order to excel in your personal and professional life; put your through college with financial assistance; make excellent health care accessible to you and to your...

Republicans endorse path to legalize immigrants

By Michael Mathes CAMBRIDGE, January 31, 2014 (AFP) – Republican lawmakers endorsed in principle the legalization of millions of undocumented immigrants on Thursday, but stopped short of backing a pathway to citizenship. The majority party in the House of Representatives did,...

2014 California laws: Blessings for employees and immigrants

by : Rey Andres Californians woke up January 1st greeted by new laws many see as a bundle of blessings and protections for “vulnerable low income workers, immigrants who are in the country illegally, domestic care givers and farm workers.” Also benefitting from new laws are...

Aquino says securing people’s health remains the most important agenda

MANILA, Nov 8 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III reiterated that securing the people’s health remains the most important national agenda. In his message to the Philippine Naturopathic Society Inc. (PNSI), the Chief Executive cited the naturopathic sector for efforts to...

A grand 40-year salute to Alpha Kappa Rho!

Alpha Kappa Rho (AKP) will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary on August 8, 2013.  As one of the largest international Filipino fraternity and sororities, this milestone will be celebrated in many countries worldwide. The first chapter was formed in 1973 in the University of...

U.S. Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform

By Michael Mathes WASHINGTON  (AFP) – After months of wrangling, the U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill that aims to put 11 million undocumented people on a path to citizenship. Chants of “Yes we did!” erupted from the public...

PERMANENT RESIDENT CAN APPEAL LONG TERM ABSENCE FROM CANADA

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I became a permanent resident of Canada about six years ago. After I entered for the first time I only stayed in Canada for two years. I have not been back since. My permanent card expired and I applied for a visa to return. It was denied. How do I get...

Study puts US immigration reform cost sky high

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 (AFP) – Immigration reform to be debated in the US Congress would add $6.3 trillion to the deficit over the long term, a conservative think tank says in a study released Monday. The report by the Heritage Foundation was made public a day before the period...

Immigration Bill: Some deportees could reunite with families in U.S.

Valeria Fernandez New America Media PHOENIX, Apr 17, 2013 – Maria Del Rosario Rodríguez first heard the good news via a text message from her husband. She rushed to tell her co-workers – there might be a chance for her to reunite with her family on U.S. soil for the first time...

Six in 10 support citizenship for illegals

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 (AFP) – Nearly two-thirds of Americans favor a path to citizenship – with conditions – for undocumented immigrants, according to a new poll out Thursday, as lawmakers debate reform plans. Lawmakers from both sides of the U.S. political divide, as...