Boholanos who are illegally working in the various parts of the United States seem to count their days before they might be deported back to the province after the incoming Trump administration vowed to look into this starting January next year.
These Boholanos are among the 300,000 Filipinos who are working without the legitimate working visas over the past decades or what we commonly call as the TNTs orÂ “Tago-ng-Tago”
During interactions with these Boholanos through the social media, they are sensing their deportation in the coming months while they start to worry on what livelihood they can do when they come home.
Many Boholanos who are illegally working in America commented their earnings would never be enough to sustain them for years when they will be jobless considering the lesser job and business opportunities here.
In an interview in “60 Minutes” – president elect Donald Trump reiterated his campaign promise to deport “11 million illegal immigrants, starting with 3 million ” as soon as he sits down at the White House this January 2017.
This has sent many of these illegals Â weeping, some in a state of panic.
They have less than two months to fix their papers or face deportation. These also Â includes the “documented” immigrants who somehow lent their papers to facilitate the work or stay of the illegals in America.
This dire development is enveloping the homes of many of these Filipino illegals and Christmas will not be he same this year.
Word has it that some facing deportation are already training their “documented” siblings or children to Â learn how “to write a check to pay the rent, how to access money, get the lawyer’s number and learn to dial international” Â once they are banished from their household with Trump’s new advocacy.
This stringent policies are feared to reduce the remittances from America to the Philippines (and Bohol, if there are any) which have helped tied over the economic misery in the countryside.
Trump had said that while there may be Â “terrific” illegals (in their jobs and communities), but Â their lack of legal footings will still cause their deportation.
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Another concern is those affecting the Â so-called undocumented youth of about 700,000 Â that have benefited from President Barack Obama’s Â DACA policy- made by executive order. Â (Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals). This policy Â gave short -term protection for children brought in by immigrant parents from deportation and even given the right to work.
This Obama executive order can easily be superceded by a mere Trump executive fiat. Already, there are fights in schools with the native American kids taunting the Latino, Muslim or Asian schoolmates ” to leave school because you are not from here”, a newspaper magazine in the USA disclosed.