FILIPINOS JOIN HUNGER STRIKE TO PROTEST FIRINGS OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

By Henni Espinosa, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

June 14, 2013

OAKLAND, Calif. – Filipinos joined a three-day hunger strike to oppose the mass firings of undocumented immigrants. Protesters cite that while the U.S. Senate has begun deliberations on the Immigration Reform
Bill, federal immigration officials still require local employers to fire hundreds of workers who have no papers.

Among the San Francisco Bay Area firms were firings have taken place are DoBake Bakery, Albanese
Construction, Mi Pueblo Markets, Pacific Steel, Waste Management and ABM.

Filipinos who joined the hunger strike are asking local elected officials to intervene with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and ask her to halt deportations.

“Here is the Bay Area, about a thousand workers have been fired in the last two years Many were fired from jobs they’ve been working at for 10 to 15 years,” said Lilian Galedo of the Filipino Advocates for Justice.

“When we’re talking about reforming a broken system, we need to stop deporting people, firing them from jobs,” pointed out Josie Camacho of the Alameda Labor Council.

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  • kikayPang0
    14 June 2013 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Fired and deport … Finally … How sweet ! ! !

    • Delia
      15 June 2013 at 7:51 am - Reply

      This protester need psychiatric help, not the ability to inflict their sicknesses on the world.

  • O
    17 June 2013 at 1:06 am - Reply

    The system is not broken, its a language ploy by these Filipinos who are publicly showing their love for illegality, criminality, that its OKAY to be unruly, not follow the Rule of Law. Illegal Aliens working are unlawful is that hard to comprehend?????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • jorge buesa
    17 June 2013 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    OH BOY LET’S NOT GET CRAZY IF YOUR ARE ILLEGAL IN AMERICA YOU DESERVE TO GET FIRED WE GOT LAWS IN AMERICA YOUR LUCK THEY DON’T DEPORT YOU RIGHT AWAY !

  • medeliaright
    18 June 2013 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Mga hayop kayo ! Kung hindi kayo mga Pilipino magsilayasan kayo sa website na ito ! Kung mga Pilipino kayo, mga bulok ang mga budhi ninyo !

    • Delia
      18 June 2013 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      It’s time this medeliaright gets fitted for a straight jacket. Hes gone bezerk and utterly abusive .

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