Category Archives: Immigration

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Filipino TNTs In America Apply For Political Asylum

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles. San Francisco Bureau) – Following a San Francisco  Immigration judge’s decision to grant political asylum to a Filipino couple who arrived in the U.S. for sight-seeing in 2000 and now claims persecution by President Rodrigo Duterte if they return to the Philippines, hundreds of thousands of undocumented Filipinos living in America have filed asylum  applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). For the same reason.

It is estimated that there are at least 300, 000 Filipino TNTs (Tago Ng Tago)   —those hiding from Immigration — in America today.

Obviously, President Donld Trump is not happy about this. Neither is President Duterte.


Tens Of Thousands Of Undocumented Filipino Immigrants In U.S. Apply For Politcal Asylum

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!


Trillanes, Bautista, Laurio Will Apply For Political Asylum In The U.S. !

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – An immigration judge granted reprieve from deportation to a Filipino couple in San Francisco Bay Area, in the first successful political asylum case seeking sanctuary from the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

San Francisco Immigration Judge Ila Deiss issued separate but similar decisions on December 3 granting asylum to Philippine-born husband and wife Rene and Joy Flores for fear of political persecution if they are sent back to the Philippines.

According to a news story by The Inquirer, the couple arrived in the United States in the year 2000 “to go sight-seeing.” (That’s 16 years before Duterte even became President).

Encouraged by this exciting development, Senator Antonio Trillanes, former Comelec Chair Andy Bautista (who is reportedly “hiding” in the United States), and Pinoy Ako Blog’s Jover Laurio are thinking of also applying for political asylum on the grounds of “political persecution” by the Duterte Administration.

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa also considered applying for politcal asylum until her lawyer reminded her that wasn’t necessary since she is already a U.S. citizen.

This landmark case is expected to result in a deluge of political asylum cases filed in U.S. Immigration courts, involving Filipinos who will claim persecution by the Duterte government.