Texas Pinoy couple faces deportation after health problems

By Balitang America Staff

GONZALES, Texas – In Gonzales, Texas, a Filipino family is facing deportation because of health problems.

Local newspaper The Gonzales Inquirer has reported that Jojo and Emelyn Nanez, originally from Davao City, face deportation this year.

Emilyn suffered a stroke last march, and has been unable to work for her employer Gonzales Healthcare System, which sponsored her work visa.

Their visas will expire in July.

However, Emilyn is on a disability leave and Jojo, who arrived in the US as her dependent, is now restricted from working.

They have two young daughters to support.

The couple is now hoping immigration officials can offer them some sort of relief.

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  • Ellaine Carr
    9 January 2014 at 7:26 pm - Reply
  • JD
    10 January 2014 at 7:43 am - Reply

    @Ellaine Carr if you call Bailtang America staff, it would help ? Your a good person.

  • amfil
    10 January 2014 at 10:55 am - Reply

    The healthcare company she worked for should pay for her return and also that she get permanent disability compensation for her. Its their responsibility. America has millions of unemployed. Plus with paid disabilty she can get better care in the Philippines. Its too expensive here

  • amfil
    10 January 2014 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Benefits and eligibility for benefits provided as compensation for services (e.g., cash bonuses; stock options; paid vacations and holidays; health, life, disability and other insurance plans; retirement and savings plans) shall be offered to the H–1B nonimmigrant(s) on the same basis, and in accordance with the same criteria, as the employer offers to U.S. workers.

    The healthcare company should paying disability insurance for her

  • JT
    10 January 2014 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Jojo and Emilyn consult an immigration lawyer, I wish one of your 2 daughter is an American born, so that
    someday they can petition you after 21 yrs.