WASHINGTON _ The Obama administration eased the way Wednesday for illegal immigrants who are immediate relatives of American citizens to apply for permanent residency, a change that could affect as many as 1 million of the estimated 11 million immigrants unlawfully in the U.S.
A new rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security aims to reduce the time illegal immigrants are separated from their American families while seeking legal status, immigration officials said.
China has yet to clarify the scope and limitations of a new rule that will allow the boarding and seizing of foreign ships that will pass through the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.
“We have not yet received any clarification from China on the reported Hainan law,” Raul Hernandez, Foreign Affairs spokesman, said.
THE Philippine ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Grace Relucio Princesa, is facing another complaint, this time for the alleged non-payment of furniture that she asked a businesswoman to ship to UAE ostensibly to showcase them for Arab clients at the Philippine Embassy.
Earlier, a group of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) based in the UAE accused Princesa of allegedly misusing funds and ill-treating Filipinos.