By AJ Press
Published: April 5, 2017 | No Comments
‘Know Your Rights’ urged after first Pinoy deported under Trump
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FOLLOWING the deportation of Rey Galleon, Filipino-American community organizations like the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) in Los Angeles are urging undocumented Filipinos to know their rights in the event they are approached by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Galleon, an undocumented Filipino who had been living in San Bernardino, California for several years, was taken by ICE agents after dropping his daughter off at school on Friday, March 17. He reportedly did not have a criminal record.
PWC said Galleon’s case was the first one it received regarding an undocumented Filipino being deported since President Donald Trump took office in January.
According to Galleon, ICE manipulated and coerced him into signing a document, which was actually a ‘voluntary departure form.’ He was able to persuade the officers to allow
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