PH Ambassador continues push for temporary protected status

By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Sept. 24, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The fight continues for temporary protected status.

Last week’s Typhoon Mario in the Philippines has Filipino communities pushing harder for the humanitarian aid that would give immigration relief to hundreds of thousands of Filipinos during a time of calamity.

Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Cuisa Jr. met with representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security the past week to study the issue further.

It remains a hot topic on the ongoing Jeep Ng Bayan tour – which the Pilipino Workers Center has been using to engage Catholic Filipino communities on current issues.

The PWC has been part of the coalition that continues to meet with DHS.

They hope the issue of temporary protected status can be addressed by November 7 – the one year anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda.

“We’re going to have a one year action because it’s still the Department of Homeland Security, we still are meeting with them,” said Aqui Versoza Sorano of the PWC. “They say it’s still on the table and we need to make sure that we let them know this issue is still important to our community.”

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