Get Real: Do Filipino illegal aliens residing in the US really need Temporary Protected Status?

The Philippine government is appealing to the US government for a granting of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to hundreds of thousands of undocumented Filipino nationals illegally residing in the United States. The appeal builds upon the Philippines’ claim to being unable to fully recover from the devastation wrought by super-typhoon Haiyan (a.k.a. Yolanda) across its central provinces in November this year without such a grant. Up to 200,000 Filipinos currently located in the US reportedly stand to be eligible to avail of this concession.

“Placing the Philippines under TPS will allow eligible Filipinos to stay and work in the US in order for them to assist in the county’s continuing recovery efforts after Typhoon Yolanda that devastated Easter Visayas last month, killing more than 6,000 people and affecting more than 16 million,” Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said.

Temporary Protected Status could be a boon to US illegal aliens like Jose Antonio Vargas.
Temporary Protected Status could be a boon to US illegal aliens like Jose Antonio Vargas.
According Section 244 of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act

(1) In general.-The [US] Attorney General, after consultation with appropriate agencies of the Government, may designate any foreign state (or any part of such foreign state) under [Temporary Protected Status (TPS)] only if-

[…]

(B) the Attorney General finds that-

(i) there has been an earthquake, flood, drought, epidemic, or other environmental disaster in the state resulting in a substantial, but temporary, disruption of living conditions in the area affected,

(ii) the foreign state is unable, temporarily, to handle adequately the return to the state of aliens who are nationals of the state, and

(iii) the foreign state officially has requested designation under this subparagraph; or

(C) the Attorney General finds that there exist extraordinary and temporary conditions in the foreign state that prevent aliens who are nationals of the state from returning to the state in safety, unless the Attorney General finds that permitting the aliens to remain temporarily in the United States is contrary to the national interest of the United States.

But is the Philippines really lacking in sufficient resources to support the victims of Haiyan’s devastation?

Already, much of the rest of the country is gearing up (and spending big sums of money to do so) to celebrate the coming Christmas holidays. Evidence that there is enough disposable income to go around is abundant as malls, casinos, restaurants, and amusement facilities are lighting up in anticipation of the rush of consumption and household spending that usually marks this time of the year in the Philippines.

According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), remittances sent by the country’s army of overseas foreign workers (OFWs) reportedly “surged to a record high in October” which means that the Philippine economy will be awash with cash and buzzing with economic activity over the next several months.

Personal remittances, which include cash and non-cash items sent home by Filipinos abroad rose 8.8 percent to $2.282 billion in October, also an all-time high. This brought the January to October level to $20.452 billion, 6.8 percent higher than last year’s level.

Last month, the central bank said cash remittances may surge in November and December following the destruction caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

This is consistent with earlier claims issued by the BSP that the impact on the economy of Typhoon Haiyan has been “contained”. According to BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo, “remittances in November and December will post ‘stronger growth than in the previous months of 2013 to cover for the extra cost of rehabilitation’ in Yolanda-hit areas in the Visayas.” Other “analysts” also back this claim…

The projected increase “shields the economy from slow down since remittances provide for consumption spending,” which is one of the two key factors to Philippine growth other than services, said John Paolo Rivera, an independent consultant and former economist at De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila, in an email over the weekend.

Indeed, the Philippines is seemingly in a good economic position and is touted as the emerging economic rockstar of Southeast Asia after posting 7.6 percent economic growth in the first half of the year — the “fastest” in the region.

The biggest Philippine cities are home to an increasingly affluent middle class and a small but powerful and wealthy elite class of big industrialists and business leaders. The awesome scale of the resources at the disposal of the Philippines’ economic elite is such as to attract the attention of big-time global luxury brands. Bloomberg reports that “Such is the wealth being generated in at least the upper echelons of Philippine society that Bayerische Motoren Werke AG in September opened its first Rolls-Royce showroom in Manila.” The same report also paints a pretty peachy picture of what lies ahead for the Philippines, putting all the worry around the challenges of rebuilding after the disaster in proper perspective…

The bank forecast that while the typhoon may cut full-year 2013 GDP growth to 6.9 percent from its earlier estimate of 7.1 percent, the nationwide impact won’t be long-lasting and the 2014 estimates should rise to 6 percent from 5.6 percent due to the boost from rebuilding.

Bloomberg also noted that the “history of comparable catastrophes shows that reconstruction can be a boost for developing nations.”

Awash in cash: Recently-opened Rolls Royce showroom in Manila
Awash in cash: Recently-opened Rolls Royce showroom in Manila

So there we have it. It seems the Philippines does not really need any further concessions from its former colonial master. It has an economy big enough and awash with enough cash to support any need for new employment and economic activity to fund disaster recovery. Perhaps if we start by scraping off all the hypocrisy that coats Philippine society’s quaint calls for “more support” for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, we can find it in our faculties to be a bit more resourceful and more self-reliant in light of the vast resources that have always been at our disposal.

[Photo of Jose Antonio Vargas and Rolls Royce Philippines showroom courtesy TIME Magazine and PhilStar respectively.]

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joeld
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The answer is no.

If there is more pride left in this country then I say no. Same goes to those OFWs who have committed crimes abroad and are now asking for help from the Philippine government.

The Philippines has had enough shameful things already, I am almost ashamed to say I am a filipino.

rolly
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you have no right to say that “the philippines has had enough shameful things already”..it is the leader, those corrupt leadres are putting the philippines in shame, not the entire filipinos or the country in general…….we filipinos just need to contained and remove those politicians that are bringing havoc to our society….if you are really a filipino..then do your part as a citizen of the republic…..so that we can have a clean and honest government…

joeld
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@ rolly Who voted for these idiots anyway? It is the people who put this a-holes in power. I have tried so hard so many times, trying to talk people out of their sweet dreamland and I get told “nega”, “ampalaya”, “bitter” and “tumulong ka na lang”, “ikaw ba ano na ba nagawa mo”, “corrupt”, “tuta ni GMA”, “Marcos loyalist”, “hindi ka filipino” and a whole lot of other dumb and idiotic things. You see, rolly, the japanese, in a way to cope with such a big humiliation after WW2, accepted their shame and rebuilt their country from there. There… Read more »
Jerry Lynch
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Filipinos have PLENTY to be ashamed of. Let me mention just the things that come to mind very quickly. Maguindanao massacre still not prosecuted, Marcoses in power now, Ruben Ecleo Jr. not in custody while still “hiding” right in his house in San Jose, Dinagat, aftermaths of both Sendong and Yolanda, Gloria Arroyo (GMA), Hacienda Luisita, Bus hostage debacle, piss poor schools, selling votes for a hundred pesos or even for a kg of rice, The PNP and AFP along with LTO, Chris Aquino…need I continue?

zac
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Hello Rolly,

Sorry but I disagree to your idea. it’s not just the leaders. It’s the filipinos in general who are creating problems and shame to the country. And note that politicians are filipinos too just like the people who voted them to be in their positions.

rolly
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with regards to ofw…mr. joel..do not make conclusion to the ofw who commited crimes abroad..you dont knw what happen to them..what they pass through…or the treatment of their employers, the sacrifice they make…it is more a shame if you do nothing to help our country to prosper..it is more a shame that instead of helping…we are fun and like criticizing the one who sacrifice everything for the good of our country…if you dont have a pride that left into yourself..den that’s your problem. anymore…you are the master of yourself..and don”st drag the ofw or my country in your self inflicted… Read more »
joeld
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I am also an OFW, and I know enough to say that about those people committing those crimes. When you are not in your country, it is your responsibility to know everything you can about the country you’re in and their culture and it would be safe to humble yourself and act as lower human being especially in the ME, just to avoid trouble. It doesn’t matter what circumstance they were/are in, the point is they have laws, you violate it, you pay for the consequence. They have their culture also, you go against it, you also pay for the… Read more »
Attila
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“it is more a shame if you do nothing to help our country to prosper”

At who’s expense? Just don’t do it at ours. It is really a shame that we Americans let Filipino government and illegal Filipinos take advantage of our country. We should stop rewarding bad behavior. If TPS get’s approved I will be ashamed as an American for letting others abuse us. We Americans also have pride and you have no right to abuse our good will.

Sea Bee
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The USA already has 20 million illegal aliens. What is another couple of million Filipinos? Economic refugees are flooding the borders of many countries. Stop the “us against them” mentality. People are the same, everywhere; they are doing the best they can given the circumstances they find themselves in. The Philippines and the USA share a common history. The more links that connect the Philippines to the USA; the better. Filipino immigration should ease restrictions on American residents living in the country, to show reciprocal good will.

Attila
Guest

“What is another couple of million Filipinos?”

You sound like one those Filipinos who think Americans are “nice but stupid” and it is our fault that we let you take advantage of us.

Rubbish. Just another underhanded excuse.

John Hymiller
Guest
Thank you for your honesty!!! Soo tired of the “POOR ME” attitude here. Today on Channel 9 News, your senators saying how bad is the U.S. That the U.S. only sends our junk weapons and help to the Philippines!?. If the U.S. is sooo bad, stop reaching for our so called, junk hand outs! Take back all 200,000+ illegal Phil “Aliens”, now hiding in the U.S., that your government is begging us to keep, because they say they cant afford to take back their own citizens!!! The average American taxpayer will “Thank You”. Tired of seeing the U.S., being used… Read more »
libertas
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begging bowl and victim mentality rolled into one
and as far as the govt is concerned the more ofw’s the higher the remittances.
the creation of jobs at home as pnoy aquino promised, but naturally has not achieved would be a higher priority rather than again showing the country’s inability to solve anything without uncle sam’s help. and that extends to the large number of ‘free’ consultants being provided by the us govt – i think some even write aquinos speeches – and from corporates, particularly IBM and mckinsey consultants.

Sea Bee
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libertas… It does not matter how robust the economy is. Aquino will never be able to create enough jobs. One Filipino baby is born every second. That is over 350,000 births per year. The balkanization of the world into nation states is contributing to the problem. Instead of fighting over the rapidly diminishing supply of resources; a global strategy should be implemented to limit the population and to care for all people; regardless of where they live.

Attila
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Population growth rate: 1.84% (2013 est.) that would be almost 2 million per year.

Felipe
Guest

This tendency to exploit and milk-dry some benefactor’s kindness and compassion now comes so naturally to Pinoy society. Unfortunately, this current government reinforces such tendency even more. They make it appear as if it were a kind of achievement to be proud of—as if being a victim for life is a badge of honor they’ve long been dreaming of wearing.

In actuality, the values that pinoy society claims to uphold oppose what it instinctively practices.

Yawn
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Rolls Royce first produced a car in 1904 and turned up in the Philippines 109 years later. Better late then never.
With one of the world’s lowest gdp per capita a measly 2,600 usd a year Rolls Royce will not be selling many cars in the Philippines.

joeld
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Actually, the the filipinos who can afford such luxuries do not need a showroom here in the Philippines. They can always buy it when they want it abroad, bring it in the country by greasing some hands and viola!

Although things of this sort can be drummed up again by the family media and declare it as a sign of progress.

Ken
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I personally think it is just flat wrong and a very bad idea for the U.S. to give temporary protection status to any illegal immigrants regardless of what country they are from after all they are there illegally in the first place having to hide, be discrete, stay in shadows and skirting the immigration laws, rules and regulations and avoiding having to submit the required applications, documentation, pay the required fees and seek permission as other immigrants have done and as we U.S. citizens are expected and required to do when we visit, live and work in other foreign countries!… Read more »
Sea Bee
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Ken…Your thinking on this matter is rigid, simplistic and not very practical. You seem more interested in protecting your own economic position of privilege; than you are in helping your human brothers and sisters. You have a “fortress” mentality. Your use of terms like “free ride” and “welfare system” reveal the actual subtext of your blog, which is: ” I’ve got mine. The hell with everyone else.”

Jetlag807
Guest

Funny you should say that, Sea Bee, since Philippine Laws protect its own “economic position of privilege”. Can you say “60-40”?

Johnny Saint
Guest

Sea Bee,

That assessment by Jetlag807 is spot on. It’s hypocritical of you to expect the US to bend over backwards to accommodate ILLEGAL FILIPINO migrants so that they can take money OUT OF AMERICA while Filipinos BAR the entrance of foreigners into the Philippine market under even LEGAL circumstances. The attitude YOU reveal is much worse. You just told the world: “I’ve got mine, NOW GIVE ME ALL OF YOURS!” WHAT RIGHT DO YOU HAVE TO EXPECT TO BE ENTITLED TO MONEY AND PRIVILEGE FOR FREE?

libertas
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the aquino administration says that one million filipinos would benefit from TPS.

seems to me people should respect the laws of other countries even if there is no rule of law in their own, rather than going illegal and then using yolanda as an excuse.

Sea Bee
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libertas…An empty belly knows no flag and recognizes no national border.

zac
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I think because filipinos are use to breaking laws in the Philippines and getting away with it so they think they could also do it in other countries.

another thing to be ashamed of…

libertas
Guest

is Santa white or black?
ask a filipino and they will say he is American.
merry xmas

Attila
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I’m an immigrant living in the USA. I was born and raised in Hungary a former communist country. We were ruled by the Ottomans (Muslim Turks) for about 300 yrs. Our country was also devastated by the Mongols, Habsburgs than the Nazis followed by the Communist with 2 world wars between them and recently we were ruled by the Soviet Union. Yes, the soviet Union was our colonial rulers as oppose to you who who were ruled by the USA! We don’t use our tragic history as an excuse to get sympathy or hands out. We don’t come to the… Read more »
Dodge
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Sadly, to some extent it really is a viable solution to have Filipinos migrate away from the Philippines.

Filipinos have shown they can be better off by NOT being in their home country. I don’t mean the illegal kind of migration – that’s just plain foolhardy.

Sea Bee
Guest

Oh come on….Illegals do not take away jobs from Americans. Greedy Americans exploit illegals by hiring them below minimum wage and do not give benefits or job security. It is the employers like Agribusiness that create this underclass of undocumented workers. More jobs have been lost by shipping our industries overseas in order to swell the profit margins of corporations. Many of these industries make billions; yet pay no taxes. Why? Turning workers against each other is a smoke screen designed to keep people from seeing who their true oppressors are.

Attila
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Who are those agribusiness workers? Filipinos? Hell no! Filipinos in general have juicy jobs that Americans also could do. Filipinos speak English and gives them a huge advantage over South American Hispanics. You are not like Mexicans and other non English speaking Hispanics: you are directly stealing jobs away from Americans. You just hide behind other illegal immigrants using them like you are one of them. On top of that you are calling America the exploiter and who know what else. Filipinos like you are either confused or just looking for excuse.
Jerry Lynch
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Why would a Filipino, or anyone for that matter, already in America ILLEGALLY be even remotely worthy of special status because of a weather event in The Philippines?

Johnny Saint
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That’s an overly emotional, populist argument utterly devoid of logic. You are promoting a twisted view of the labour situation in the US at the expense of demonizing anyone who engages in business. And you completely ignore the simple fact that THERE ARE MILLIONS of undocumented aliens in the United States. How can you be so obtuse not to recognise the obvious? That many people IS a strain on ANY system. And because companies are in business to make money you find it appropriate to condone criminal acts? That is arrant nonsense! It’s absurd, irresponsible and pin-headed! Try to find… Read more »
Attila
Guest

“..emotional, populist argument”

The opposite: I expect to be unpopular and rejected by overly emotional “commie” and “wiseguy” Filipinos.

Sea Bee
Guest
Johnny Saint…How is this for logic: If American business would stop hiring illegals; they would stop coming. However, the truth of the matter is that restaurant owners, landscape gardeners, house painters, garment manufacturers, farmers and numerous other businesses hire illegals because they are desperate and will work for less. I am not demonizing anyone. After the North American Free Trade Agreement (under Clinton); there was a rush for hundreds of factories to relocate south of the border in the newly established Maquiladora districts. Why did they do this? They did it to exploit Mexican workers and avoid environmental pollution standards.
Johnny Saint
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Sea Bee, Pardon me, but what exactly is that factoid — taken out of context — supposed to prove? That the US should allow its laws to be broken and accommodate millions of illegal immigrants? That isn’t a solution to anything. In fact, government inaction on the issue has caused considerable damage to America. Once again, you completely ignore any facts related to the effects of illegal immigration. — “I am not demonizing anyone.” That’s disingenuous at best. Your whole argument is premised on a fallacious generalisation that businesses and their owners can’t wait to perpetrate their cruel, rapacious behaviour… Read more »
JtJerzy
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NO, NO NO..that is not what is going on. The NAFTA agreement and the paying of bribes to congressional members to FUCK Unionized American workers out of there jobs by exporting jobs over-seas! as to the point you think people save money on the goods but NO, actually it is because the goods are bought into the country with no import tariff which allows the practice to continue! These corporations were made great by AMERICAN UNIONIZED WORKERS and now the greedy scumbags at the top have fucked the Middle-class in the USA out of THEIR FUCKIN JOBS/pensions and everything else.… Read more »
Johnny Saint
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JtJerzy, Those are very popular views you posted. They are also VERY WRONG. (And moving quite a bit off topic from the protected immigrant status that is the topic of this article.) Let’s put this in perspective. You said that NAFTA was the result of backroom deals between Pres. Clinton and the US Congress. True enough. When NAFTA passed in 1993, numerous press reports documented deals — many unrelated to NAFTA — that the Clinton Administration had made with individual Members of Congress and groups of Members to obtain their votes to pass NAFTA. How is this particularly malicious compared… Read more »
jtjerzy
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Saint, YOU SEE what YOU want to see. The UNIONS are not the problem..far from it. Taking a tax-payer bailout, brought about by crooked bookkeeping, and using it to fuck the UAW out of jobs they deserve, is not saying THANK YOU, it is ECONOMIC TREASON! Building 6 new manufacturing facilitities where not a single AMERICAN will work is making use of the money given to them by the tax-pYERS and then showing what POS they are as DETROIT dies! You think you know ECONOMICS 101, mabbe you do,its iffy….BUT one thing is for sure you know nothing when it… Read more »
JTJERZY
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HOLY CHIT SAINT, You sight what Perot said in 1993 and act AS IF THAT IS THE TRUTH? U A-HOLE, NAFTA has seen 40 MILLION AMERICAN MANUFACTURING jobs leave the county, not 248,000 as YOU suggest. YOU are a JACKASS of the highest order, have NO CLUE about what you are talking about and just because your country is a ‘NEVER WAS”, there are still U.S. citizens who do not want our country to be a has been because politicians sold all of jobs and then got ‘we the people’ to pay for the corporations wars that have led us… Read more »
Chris
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SeaBee, Illegals are taking American jobs, but they don’t just cross the border and end up in a good job. First they do a job such as mowing lawns or digging ditches by hand where they may or may not be exploited. They save up a few hundred bucks, then they buy some docs… green card, SSN, etc. After they have these documents, then they apply for a better job. The unions have absolutely no problem hiring known illegals as long as they have papers. In fact, The laborers union in Reno goes out of their way to recruit Hispanics… Read more »
Sea Bee
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Johnny Saint…. I would like to believe what you are saying about free trade being a win-win situation for everyone. However, I do not see it. American wages and employment opportunities have plummeted. Business profits have sky rocketed. There is a deepening divide between the rich and poor and the middle class is under threat. Corporations like Apple build all their products in China; yet their primary market is in the United States. Are you telling me that Apple cannot afford to pay its workers a living wage? Is it possible to make a profit without exploiting people or degrading… Read more »
Johnny Saint
Guest
Sea Bee, You are correct in observing that intergenerational social mobility in the United States has diminished over the years. The “American dream” has always been about the equality of opportunity — i.e. as long as people work hard and do their best, they and their children have a fair shot at getting ahead, that you can become wealthy if you play by the rules. The truth is, while there are many individual success stories in the US, it is equally true that their elites have been gaming the political system to protect their positions and transmitting these advantages to… Read more »
JTJERZY
Guest
@ SEa Bee, ask the know-it-all Saint where ur nickname comes from and before he looks it up on wiki-whatever. I know, but wont give the answer. He is not an AMERICAN and just because he knows a few flips who have gone their he and they know nothing of the struggles on the people since the countries inception. he should stick to what he has a shot at knowing, the fail-ippines, and STOP sounding off about what he knows nothing about, THE USA! do not even respond to his idiocy and let his fellows, who think he knows something,… Read more »
krokodil
Guest

@ Attila

Remember ZsaZsa Gabor? That freaking
professional career gold digger, a leech
who prostituted herself and f**ked every big guy in Hollywood to get ahead…was a freaking “Hungarian”. How many ZsaZsa Gabors from Hungary are there that roam the dark streets of Hollywood, NY or Las Vegas? Look at yourself, you little Hungarian freak before you blurt out your f**king Hungarian pride.

BTW, my wife’s friend got married to a guy from your f**king country. The guy is
unskilled, only does seasonal job, lazy drunkard and BTW illegal. Thanks to a Filipino…this Hungarian bum is now legal
and driving a BMW. What a leech.

Attila
Guest

Krokodil:
What a desperado you are! Your comment speaks volumes about the mindset of the many Filipino men I had the luck to know. Where did ZsaZsa Padilla got her name from? Why would anyone want that name?

Hyden Toro
Guest

@Attila

Are you a descendant of Attila the Hun? That’s telling them , Boy!!!

Bjorn
Guest

Well, seeing how the funds for the recovery are being stolen/mis-used/under-utilized, YES they need the temporary protected status. Millions of Meh-hee-cans are dragging the wages of American citizens down the toilet, so a few hundred thousand more Filipino’s really are not going to make much of a difference, plus they had no plans on leaving anyway and don’t have the plane fare either, do they?

Jerry Lynch
Guest

The answer is NO!

ChinoF
Member

Filipino illegal immigrants asking for undeserved special treatment won’t lead to anything good for Filipinos as a whole.

Jetlag807
Guest
Here’s how I see it… If a Filipino is in the US on a Tourist or otherwise temporary and legal visa status and that person/s resides in one of the affected areas of STY Haiyan (Yolanda), then YES, give them an extension. However, It does not make sense to grant blanket amnesty to any Filipino, especially if they are 1) NOT from one of the affected areas and 2) are in fact in the US illegally. Call me insensitive or callous but, considering the shameful manner in which we (foreigners) are treated here by your immigration bureau, I thinks its… Read more »
Jerry Lynch
Guest

I agree with every word you said and yesterday while you were making this post I was at the BI where I had been made to pay an extra fee in order to be allowed to stay while meeting NEW requirements recently created by BI so I can process my 13 a (married) visa.

Hyden Toro
Guest

It is like a government of a foreign country, asking our country, to violate its own LAW. To accomodate the distinctive traits of Filipinos, to sneak in the good old U.S.A.

Undocumented aliens are not allowed to work. If they are working, and caught, they will be deported. Americans are outraged of these undocumented alens, because, they take their jobs.
Anyway, there are enough TNTs (tago ng tago) Filipinos in the U.S. And, asking the U.S. to give immigration status to these TNTs is laughable. I sympathize with these people, but let us learn to follow other countrys’ laws.

libertas
Guest

In cyprus many filipina maids went illegal, usually stealing any valuables from their employer before leaving and then working as prostitites in nicosia/limassol.
If caught, a free plane ride home to philippines, and then easy enough to get a passport in another name and return, or try same trick in another country.

ASL
Guest
I am not sure how long it took for the people of New Orleans to recover from the devastation bought about by Typhoon Katrina, but from what I remembered, it took them quite a while and by the way, this is America- The United States of America. Typhoon Haiyan was more stronger and more destructive than Typhoon Katrina and you expect a Third World country to stand on its own without any help from other countries. Any help would benefit the country and now knowing that most of the Aids given were being hidden and never made it to the… Read more »
mcalleyboy
Guest

Every blue moon the press will announce that the PBI has picked up overstayers and deported them so whats the problem…LOL wow other countries love to pick on the US and their tough laws but hey “Do onto others as they do to you”, it’s time to purge all illegals not just Mexicans and Latin Americans.

Jerry Lynch
Guest

@libertas: You said, “One Filipino baby is born every second. That is over 350,000 births per year.” You must have gone to a Philippine school if that is the extent of your math skills. At that rate there would be 31,536,000 new babies (NOT 350,000) every year and if you add that to the current 110,000,000 and even if the number of babies never rose past “one…a second” the population of the country would in less than 3 years.

libertas
Guest

oxford actually, and we usually took note of who was the author.
try reading again, idiot, and address your remarks to the appropriate person

Jerry Lynch
Guest

If you went to Oxford why do you think that 1 baby born every second only amounts to 350,000 a year? I corrected my typo, but now all you do is say you went to Oxford?

Do your arithmetic.
1 day has 86,400 seconds X
365 days = 31,536,000 babies a year at your “one Filipino born every second” bogus statement.

libertas
Guest

Second and final time.
The comment re ‘babies’ is not mine!!!!
Comprenez

Jerry Lynch
Guest

I read the comments in my e-mail so WTF did make the comment about babies?

Jerry Lynch
Guest

Actually I misspoke and should have said that the population would double in less than 4 years, not 3 years.

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