US Immigration Crisis Debates Splits Fil-Am Leaders, Rallies Behind Aquino III on DAP Issue.

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July 12, 2014

US Immigration Crisis Debates Splits Fil-Am Leaders, Rallies Behind Aquino III on DAP Issue.

Los Angeles—Filipino-American leaders were evenly split on the  American current immigration crisis wherein more than 52,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the borders to emigrate to the United States.

The TALAKAYAN also ocused on the demands of some opposition leader for DBM Secretary Butch Abad  to resign and the president Aquino III to take a stand on the DAP issue after the Supreme Court decision  that declared “DAP as unconstitutional.”

The Immigration Crisis

FACLA President Jun Baul expressed misgivings that “if the US authorities will allow these unaccompanied minors to stay in the US, it will only encourage more illegal immigration in the country and will drain us of much need resources.”

Dr. Orly Cagampan on the other said, “ it had open the floodgates at the border and warrant an emergency response. Now President Obama is asking for $ 3.7 B to be allotted for this  unforeseen emergency.”

On the other hand, Atty Terry Herrera explained the problem, “ the US must apply the rule of law but we must remember that justice must be tempered with mercy. To just deport all those unaccompanied children as inhumane. I foresee that America will find solution to this immigration problem.”

The DAP Issues

Again, last Thursday, July 10, the TALAKAYAN focused on the demand of some opposition leader for DBM Secretary Butch Abad  to resign and the president Aquino III to take a stand on the DAP issue after the Supreme Court decision  that declared “DAP as unconstitutional.”

KOR California leader Tony Berango reiterated, “ It will take away time, resources and effort if we will just focus to impeach President Aquino when even the Supreme Court explained that not everything in the DAP is wrong.”

Alliance leader Art Garcia said, “ I think President Aquino III still enjoys enough popularity even if the course of justice grinds exceedingly  slow. We know see that a former president (PGMA) is in  jail. Also three accused senators and their people are also in jail. Who can argue with that?

But how it will cost the Aquino III presidency, the defense of the president of his friend and cabinet member DBM Secretary Butch Abad, only  time will tell.” Garcia explained.

Filipino American leaders in Southern California who joined the TALAKAYAN still believes and rallies behind the Filipino President in his efforts to rid the Philippines of graft and corruption. They expressed elation over the arrests of the three seantors who were accused of plunder at the Sandiganbayan.

TALAKAYAN also want to thank the food donors, Dr. Orly Cagampan, FRICALA President Constatino Brutas for the sumptuous lunch after the discussions.

TALAKAYAN sa FACLA  is a weekly community forum every Thursday of the week at 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Social Hall.

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