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Pinoy DREAMers can dream again with deferred action

Aug 14 2012

Asian Journal

LOS ANGELES – When Anthony N. recently graduated from a University of California last year, a kind of depression set in. The 23-year-old undocumented Filipino didn’t know what to do next. His prospects were limited. Though he graduated with a political science degree, he didn’t have the proper paperwork to work in the United States.

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How will presidential candidates win over Asian-American voters?

Aug 8 2012

89.3 KPCC

According to 2010 United States Census Bureau statistics, Asian-Americans account for more than five percent of the country’s population, with the fastest growth of any ethnic group in the U.S. since 2000. Republican and Democratic experts say targeting the vote of Asian-Americans – those with Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Pakistani and other backgrounds – isn’t just necessary but essential in order to snag a presidential win in November.

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‘DREAM University’ makes college affordable to DREAMers

Aug 8 2012

Asian Journal

IN A recent report by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, it was revealed that the Filipino community in America has the highest number of undocumented youth in the country. “Filipinos have the highest number of undocumented youth in the United States,” said Joyce Noche, supervising attorney of APALC’s Immigration and Citizenship Project.

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Free Legal Clinics Available for Undocumented Youth

Aug 7 2012

KoreAm

President Barack Obama announced on June 15 that certain young undocumented immigrants to defer deportation for two years and apply for work authorization. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director, Alejandro Mayorkas provided details of the application process last week. Applications will be accepted starting August 15.

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NDU makes college classes affordable for Pinoy DREAMers

Aug 3 2012

Asian Journal

35 DREAM Act-eligible students to be admitted to pilot program.

IN A recent report by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, it was revealed that the Filipino-American community has the highest number of undocumented youth in the country.

“Filipinos have the highest number of undocumented youth in the United States,” said Joyce Noche, supervising attorney of APALC’s Immigration and Citizenship Project.

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AAJC warns of immigration notario fraud

Jul 22 2012

Asian American Press

WASHINGTON (July 18, 2012) — There is growing concern of the potential for immigration fraud by immigration consultants, also known as “notarios” who claim they can assist applicants with the deferred action process to undocumented youth is a looming threat to new Americans.

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