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You May Be A U.S. Citizen Without Knowing It

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Most people think that a person who is born outside of the United States can only become a U.S. citizen through naturalization or by deriving citizenship through a parent’s naturalization. For many people, naturalization is a process fraught with years of waiting and much expense.

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Duterte’s macho ego is pricked for being seen as softie to China

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President Duterte’s macho ego is pricked that he is being seen as a softie to China.

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USCIS Requests for More Evidence Raise Concern

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There has been a recent increase in the number of Requests for Evidence (RFE) issued by the USCIS particularly in I-751 petitions and employment-based I-485 applications.

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ICC will be the next battleground

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It was not surprising that the Malacañang-friendly congressmen killed on Monday, May 15, without much fuss the impeachment complaint against President Duterte filed by Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano.

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Immigration Reform Needed to Address Nursing Shortage

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The nursing profession is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States. The number of employed registered nurses is expected to grow 26% from 2010 to 2020, making it the top occupation in terms of job growth. Licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses are expected to increase 22%. Even during the economic downturn, 182,000 RNs were employed.

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Justice Carpio wants to speak to Chinese people through his eBook

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Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio’s hope springs eternal. At the launch of his eBook, “The South China Sea Dispute: Philippine Sovereign Rights and Jurisdiction in the West Philippine Sea,” Carpio said the reason why it will soon have a Mandarin version is because, he wants to reach out to the Chinese people to convince them that the nine-dashed line that puts 80 percent of the vast South China Sea under China’s jurisdiction has no legal or historical basis. 

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Commission on Human Rights explained

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When the House of Representatives voted 119 against 32 last Sept. 12, 2017 to give only P1,000 budget for the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for 2018, it showed that stupidity is not the monopoly of its Speaker.

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Duterte hints his best performance in int’l stage is yet to come

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President Duterte at first played coy when asked about his assessment of his debut in the international stage in the 2016 summit of the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the 18-country East Asia Summit in Laos last week, upon his arrival from Jakarta where he proceeded after the Asean meetings saying it would be “self-serving.” But with little prodding he opened up, “I’m sure that if you’re a Filipino, you’d be proud of me.”

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The tragedy of a numbed citizenry

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I seriously doubt if this bill by Angat Tayo Party-list Rep. Neil Abayon will prosper into law and if it could be implemented. But it’s good enough because it is a recognition of government officials’ incompetence and ignorance of the situation on the ground. 

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Lozada’s conviction stresses urgency of whistleblowers law

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At this time of his life, it’s his faith in God that keeps Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada Jr. going. The government has failed him. The country’s justice system turned against him. Many “friends” have abandoned him after they have used him for their agenda.

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