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Don't give your name, don't open your door: Undocumented Filipinos under Trump.


It's important to know that you don't have to open your door. It's important to know that you don't have to give your name. If you're plugged into certain circles, this information seems pretty standard. But if you're not, and you're scared, in that moment you need to know that. That could be the difference between being dragged out of your house at 5AM, or getting another day.

Policy analyst Alyssa Aquino discusses the experience of undocumented Filipino immigrants under Trump's immigration crackdown - from the increased ICE raids and surveillance across society, to the threat of deportation to a country under the grips of state-induced violence against the poor since the election of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Alyssa wrote the article Undocumented Filipinos Are Living a Special Nightmare in Trump’s America at Foreign Policy in Focus.

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Alyssa Aquino

Alyssa Aquino is a Next Leader at the Institute for Policy Studies.


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