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NDU makes college classes affordable for Pinoy DREAMers

Aug 3 2012

Asian Journal

35 DREAM Act-eligible students to be admitted to pilot program.

IN A recent report by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, it was revealed that the Filipino-American community has the highest number of undocumented youth in the country.

“Filipinos have the highest number of undocumented youth in the United States,” said Joyce Noche, supervising attorney of APALC’s Immigration and Citizenship Project.

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AAJC warns of immigration notario fraud

Jul 22 2012

Asian American Press

WASHINGTON (July 18, 2012) — There is growing concern of the potential for immigration fraud by immigration consultants, also known as “notarios” who claim they can assist applicants with the deferred action process to undocumented youth is a looming threat to new Americans.

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Groups Warn Against Fraudulent Immigration Consultants

Jul 18 2012


A group of Asian American civil rights organizations are warning members of the community to be wary of individuals posing as immigration consultants and offering their fraudulent services to undocumented youth, in light of President Obama’s new deferred action immigration policy.

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Walnut's English-only proposal goes to Justice Department for review

Jul 17 2012

89.3 KPCC

The Department of Justice is checking out a new proposal from the City of Walnut that would require people who address the City Council to speak in English or bring an interpreter.

The idea came from a resident who attended a City Hall meeting and said she couldn’t understand a couple of speakers who addressed the council in Mandarin.

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Asian-American voters could become game-changers in presidential election

Jul 9 2012

Silicon Valley-Mercury News

Add Asian-Americans to the list of voting blocs that candidates and political parties ignore at their own peril. Just as "soccer moms" proved to be a crucial swing vote in 1996 and Latinos have become a much-sought-after constituency, the Asian-American electorate is now emerging as a game-changer.

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APALC hosts immigration forum For DREAMers

Jul 6 2012

Asian Journal

LOS ANGELES – The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) is hosting a free forum next Wednesday to help guide undocumented youth about the new guidelines set forth by President Barack Obama’s historic immigration policy.

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