Statement of NaFFAA National Chairman Brendan Flores on Trump’s Proposed Ban on Immigrants from the Philippines
As a national organization committed to inclusion, diversity and the empowerment of Filipinos in the United States who have contributed significantly as immigrants to this country’s cultural, economic and political life, we are deeply troubled by comments made recently by GOP Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump. In a recent speech in Maine, the latest in a series of divisive anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim statements, Mr. Trump lumped the Philippines among “terrorist nations” from where people should be denied entry to the United States.
We are pleased to announce that the organizers of the 2016 International Metropolis Conference have extended the deadline for both Early Bird registration and proposals for workshops and individual papers. Early Bird registrations, which offer reduced fees, will now be accepted until August 29. Proposals for workshops and individual papers can be sent until August 30.
By Peter D. Sutherland
LONDON – Migration continues to dominate political debate in many countries. Rightly so: the issue affects economies and societies worldwide. But public opinion on this crucial topic tends to be shaped by emotions, rather than facts. The result is a lack of open and effective dialogue about migration’s risks – or its many benefits.
On June 30, 2016, the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration held a special session and approved China’s application to become an official member state. The Center for China and Globalization, which has previously submitted a number of proposals to the State Council and several ministries urging China to join IOM, applauds this membership and believes it will bring China deeper into global governance and international cooperation on migration.