SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Encouraged by a recent Immigration Court decision granting political asylum to a Filipino couple who arrived in the U.S. in 2000 to go sight-seeing, tens of thousands of Filipino TNTs (Tago Ng Tago — hiding from Immigrantion authorities), have filed asylum petitions with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrtion Services (USCIS),
The couple claimed that returning to the Phlippines will subject them to political persecution by the Duterte Administration which they are critical of.
The Adobo Chronicles visited the USCIS offices on Samsome Street in San Francsco to verify the reports. Immigration officials confirmed that today alone, they have receivecd 66,666 applicants for political asylum by Filipinos who have pending deportation orders.
We wish the Filipinos the best of luck in their petitions. After all, there has been a precedent. The odds of success are great!