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EDITORIAL: The “Brains Vs. Blood” Debate

In his State of the Nation message, President Trump outlined his plan for making America’s immigration system merit-based by slashing family-based immigration. The president wants to end visa preferences for parents, adult children and siblings of immigrants. Only minor children or spouses would qualify for family visas. According to the ...

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EDITORIAL: The Immigration Debate

Among the issues that will surely dominate this year’s national conversation is immigration.           According to news reports, liberals in Congress want to do away with the restrictive quota-based system that has governed U.S. immigration policy for decades. These quotas, for instance, limit migrants from Asia and Latin America. As a ...

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EDITORIAL: Looking Ahead

As we leave behind 2017, here are some things to look forward to in 2018.        For Filipino Americans who should care about political empowerment, the midterm elections present an opportunity to exercise one’s right to vote. Organizations like NaFFAA are already gearing up to register new voters and educate them ...

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EDITORIAL: Welcome, Ambassador Romualdez!

Newly-appointed Philippine Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez comes to Washington during one of the lowest points of Philippine-US relations. Sparking tensions between the two allies was President Duterte’s threats to cut ties with the U.S. after former President Barack Obama raised concerns about Duterte’s human rights record. Although Duterte has ...

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EDITORIAL: Thank you!

A constant source of pride in our community is the remarkable energy and enthusiasm of many Filipino American organizations committed to helping our kababayans back home. This generous spirit is profoundly expressed in concrete action not only during times of natural disasters but throughout the year.            Among the notable ...

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EDITORIAL: Preserving our Filipino Veterans Legacy

After more than 75 years, Filipino World War II veterans were finally honored by the U.S. Government on October 25 with the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the highest civilian awards granted by Congress. Two dozen surviving veterans and the families of deceased veterans witnessed the historic event at Emancipation ...

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EDITORIAL: Congratulations, NaFFAA!

Twenty years ago, more than a thousand community leaders, students, senior citizens, Filipino World War II veterans, young professionals, entrepreneurs and elected officials from across the nation gathered in Washington, D.C. for the first “National Filipino American Empowerment Conference.” Its goal was to build a national organization that will be ...

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EDITORIAL: Helping the Neediest

In 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated Leyte province in the Philippines. The deadliest Philippine typhoon on record killed at least 6,300 people, displaced tens of thousands, and destroyed cities and towns. The Philippine Red Cross estimates that 22,000 are still missing.  Within the last few weeks, two major hurricanes – ...

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EDITORIAL: The Killing of Joseph Ileto

The tragic events in Charlottesville last month, where brazen acts of bigotry, hate, racism and violence were in full display during the white supremacist rally, remind us of Filipino American postal worker Joseph Ileto. He was killed on August 10, 1999 by a white supremacist, shortly after he shot five ...

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