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Thursday, February 02, 2017

300,000 Illegal Filipinos in US, facing deportation

Filipinos illegally staying in the United States should really prepared to go home.  This is the advice of special envoy to the US Babe Romualdez to more than 300,000 Filipinos facing deportation in the US for staying illegally in the said country.  According to Department of Foreign Affairs, there are approximately 3.4 million Filipinos in the US. In this number, around 310,000 are undocumented.  Rumualdez said he received an information that there is a list from US Department of Homeland Security that about 310,000 Filipinos up for deportation.  Largely of this are undocumented Filipinos that they already identified.



Filipinos illegally staying in the United States should really prepared to go home.

This is the advice of special envoy to the US Babe Romualdez to more than 300,000 Filipinos facing deportation in the US for staying illegally in the said country.

According to Department of Foreign Affairs, there are approximately 3.4 million Filipinos in the US. In this number, around 310,000 are undocumented.

Rumualdez said he received an information that there is a list from US Department of Homeland Security that about 310,000 Filipinos up for deportation.

Largely of this are undocumented Filipinos that they already identified.


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Earlier, US President Donald Trump ha signed an executive order that banned travel into the United States for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Although the Philippines is not on the list, Rumualdez said, Filipinos in the US could be affected as authorities step up its crackdown on illegal immigrants.

Because of this, he gives he advises illegal staying Pinoys in the US to consider leaving soon especially those who do not have legal papers.


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Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte stands his decision that he will not lift a finger to help undocumented Filipinos in the US.

According to Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, President Duterte will abide by the decision of the US government. He said, they are all under US law, so they should abide, referring to undocumented Filipinos residing in the US. 






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Because of this, the president is being criticized by Filipino-American group saying it is a shame for Duterte for not helping Filipino immigrant who is in need.

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Filipino Migrant Center executive director Joanna Concepcion said this undocumented Filipinos were also sending money to their families back home.

On the other hand, Pilipino Workers Center associate director Lolita Lledo said it was the Duterte administration’s responsibility to protect the rights and welfare of its citizens abroad, regardless of their immigration status in the countries where they worked.






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