Christina Oriel

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Fil-Am tapped to head civil division of Justice Dept.  

PRESIDENT Donald Trump is eyeing a Filipino-American attorney to lead the civil division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), according to various reports. If confirmed by the Senate, George Conway — who is the husband of senior White House counselor … Continue reading

March 21, 2017

California’s Fil-Am chief justice calls for end to immigration arrests at courthouses

THE chief justice of California’s Supreme Court is urging the administration of President Donald Trump to cease arresting undocumented immigrants at the state’s courthouses. In a letter addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Thursday, March … Continue reading

March 17, 2017

Filipinos advised to remain vigilant of imposter scams

CONSUMERS in the United States lost a whopping $744 million to scams in 2016, according to the latest Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report. That number could go up this year, especially considering what’s happening in the news with the executive … Continue reading

March 14, 2017

AAPI Equal Pay Day highlights wage disparity among women

ASIAN American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) comprise the fastest-growing demographic in the United States and are widely believed to have achieved professional and educational success at higher rates compared to other minority groups. However, a closer look at the over … Continue reading

March 11, 2017

Filipino immigrants urged to know their rights amid deportations and raids

IN recent weeks, raids and deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are reportedly increasing across the country following President Donald Trump’s immigration executive orders. Because of this, organizations such as Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing … Continue reading

March 11, 2017

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