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04/14/10 Two Feet in Two Worlds (The New School)
Reuben S. Seguritan explained the unavailability of immigrant visas for nurses in “Once a Hospital Mainstay, Filipino Immigrant Nurses Face Dwindling Job Opportunities,” by Christina DC Pastor.
03/05/10 Filipino Express
In “Poll Shows More Fil-Ams Not in Favor of Legalizing Aliens,” author Ted Reyes wrote that “for Atty. Reuben S. Seguritan, one of the most prominent Filipino American immigration lawyers and community leaders, the poll result is very easy to disagree with.” He said that “legalizing illegal immigrants is beneficial to the economy as it would mean more taxes and more businesses.”
02/13/10 Hawaii Filipino Chronicle
Reuben S. Seguritan says that the immigration reform bill is likely to provoke vigorous debate but asserts that it must go forward, “A Nation Divided: Immigration Reform and What It Means to Your Family” by Danny De Gracia II.
07/28/08 Immigration Watch
Reuben S. Seguritan said that the new USCIS memo shortens the visa wait time of children under 21 of lawful permanent residents.
02/18/08 Philippine Star

Reuben Seguritan raised the issue of nurses’ sense of responsibility when working abroad.

10/10/07 Philippine News

Reuben Seguritan was with Naffaa group that met with ABC Senior VP Robert Mendez to protest ABC’s offensive remarks against Filipinos.

Summer/Fall 2007 PNA-New England Focus, June 2009
Reuben S. Seguritan was the keynote speaker at the Nursing Excellence Awards and Gala Night of PNANE held at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston.
05/25/07 New American Media
“The bad news is that it will eliminate four of the current family preferences”, said Reuben S. Seguritan in “Ethnic Media Slams Immigration Bill” by Peter Micek
05/25/07 New American Media

“There’s good news and bad news in the new Immigration Reform Bill,” says Reuben Seguritan.

05/23/07 Philippine News

“We should reform our broken system but not at the expense of our family values,” says Reuben Seguritan.

04/14/07 Filam Vision Radio/TV

Reuben Seguritan was interviewed by Filam Vision Radio/TV in Tampa, Florida regarding new developments in immigration reform.

04/09/07 Newsday

Reuben Seguritan was interviewed by Michael Amon of Newsday concerning the criminal cases filed against several Filipion nurses and their attorney.

Spring 2007 Hyphen Magazine
“Some people say they were treated unfairly. The US received the benefits of their efforts against the Japanese. But when the dust had settled benefits that were due Filipino veterans were denied and they were not even recognized for their contribution to America’s victory in World War II”, says Reuben S. Seguritan in “Still Fighting” by Dorian Merina.
03/25/07 Filipino Express

Reuben Seguritan welcomed the introduction of the Citizenship Promotion Act of 2007 which proposes more federal funding for USCIS operational needs.

02/04/07 Filipino Express

Real immigration reform is more than just puting up fences along the borders but must include a path to eventual citizenship, said Reuben Seguritan.

01/01/07 Hyphen Magazine

Filipino war veterans have been unfairly denied benefits, according to Reuben Seguritan.

12/10/06 ABS-CBN TV Balitang America

Reuben Seguritan was interviewed on ABS-CBN TV Balitang America on the proposed blanket denial of visa screen applicants who passed the Philippine June 2006 nursing board exam.

10/20/06 KPFK FM Reuben Seguritan was interviewed on ABS-CBN TV Balitang American on the nursing exam leakage in the Philippines.

Reuben Seguritan was interviewed by Dorian Merina on KPFK FM, based in Los Angeles, on his views on the World War II veterans equity issue

08/05/06 Manila Standard

The Philippine Supreme Court granted the petition of 11 dual citizens including Reuben Seguritan to allow dual citizens to vote in the Philippine election.

June 2006 Filipinas Magazine

Reuben Seguritan was on the cover of Filipinas Magazine as one of ten recipients of 2006 Achievement Awards.

05/22/06 Filipino Express

�Bush could have said and done more, said Reuben Seguritan in Bush calls for good worker plan anew.

05/15/06 Filipino Express

�The latest development in the raging immigration debate is that President Bush and Senate leaders have struck a compromise, said Reuben Seguritan in “Filipino’s Gearing up for Week-long Rallies,” Filipino Express.

05/12/06 Filipino Reporter Press Release

Reuben Seguritan was honored by New York City Comptroller Thompson in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage.

04/14/06 Manila Mail

Filipinos including those who are already here and those who plan to come legally are affected by the immigration bill, according to Reuben Seguritan – Manila Mail

04/05/06 Philippine News

Reuben Seguritan said that the restrictionists have been overwhelming the Senate with negative comments – Philippine News

April 3-9, 2006 FIlipino Express

“We cannot overemphasize the importance of sustaining the mass actions in support of comprehensive immigration reform”, says Reuben Seguritan in Battle Not Over Yet by Rita Villadiego and Maripu Roa – Filipino Express

04/01/06 Philippine Daily Inquirer

Reuben Seguritan who was the speaker at a community meeting sponsored by the Philippine Consulate on March 23, initiated a petition campaign opposing HR4437 – Philippine Daily Inquirer.

03/28/06 Philippine Star

NY atty Reuben Seguritan urged the rejection of HR 4437 and support a just and humane immigration law – Philippine Star

03/25/06 New American Media
Reuben S. Seguritan said that TNTs who have been here for several years may be reluctant to come forward if there is no clear way for them to attain permanent residency, in “Guest worker bill draws mixed reactions”.
03/06/06 Filipino Express

Senator Specter’s bill has good features but lacks path to green card according to Reuben Seguritan – Filipino Express

02/20/06 Filipino Express

Filipino youth and workers gathered in New York to listen to Reuben Seguritan discuss HR 4431.

02/05/06 ABS CBN TV Balitang America

Reuben S Seguritan was interviewed on ABS CBN TV Balitang America (with portions of his presentation also aired) on nursing immigration.

Spring/Summer 2006 Philippine-American Nurses

Reuben Seguritan discussed the pull and push factors of immigration and govermental regulations in both Philippines and destination countries.

Spring 2006 Philippine Nurses in the US – Yesterday and Today by Barbara Marquand – Minority Nurse

There are now more barriers to nurse immigration according to Reuben Seguritan. Philippine Nurses in the US – Yesterday and Today by Barbara Marquand – Minority Nurse

12/28/05 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan expressed his concerns in “Bush vows to tighten immigration policies” .

December 5-11, 2005 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan expressed his concerns in “Bush vows to tighten immigration policies,” Filipino Express.

12/04/05 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan discussed immigration reform at Fahsi Seminar

Winter 2005 – 2006 Minority Nurses

“One of the most thought-provoking education sessions” – at the nurses convention in Kansas City was presented by Reuben Seguritan – Minority Nurses

November 7-13, 2005 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan stressed community unity in commenting on PIDCI court case decision.

October, 24-30, 2005 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan criticized Homeland Security Michael Chertoff in “Bush Homeland Security Want All Illegals Out of US, ” Filipino Express.

October 7-13, 2005 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan, PIDICI general counsel gave his comments on the PIDIC court case.

September 7-13, 2005 Philippine News

Reuben S. Seguritan asked why isn’t there a Filipino American vote, in “FilAms seek ways to raise political clout,” Philippine News.

September 5-11, 2005 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan called for greater empowerment of the Filipino American community in “Majority of Fil-Ams voted Demoratic in 2004 elections,” Filipino Express.

August 29 – September 4, 2005 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan says community forum will encourage everyone to cast his vote in city elections in “Forum on Fil-Am empowerment set,” Filipino Express.

August 17-23, 2005 Philippine News

Reuben S. Seguritan will moderate community forum on New York City elections in “Forum to Discuss Asian American Participation in 2005 City Elections,” Philippine News.

08/01/05 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan described the new Cornyn-Kyl bill as a distraction to real reform in “New bill requires TNTs to leave US,” Filipino Express.

02/09/05 Inq7.net

Reuben S. Seguritan was a speaker on two panels (Immigration and Dual Citizenship) at the 3rd Global Networking Convention in Cebu City, Philippines, in the article, “1,000 Proud Filipinos at Global Convention, by Rodel Rodis, Inq7.net.

01/28/05 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan will discuss family-based immigration at a seminar sponsored by FAHSI, Filipino Reporter.

01/17/05 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan reports that Rep. Tom Lantos of California has introduced the first bill in the US Congress to address the present nursing shortage in Nursing Shortage Gets Closer Look, Filipino Express.

01/12/05 OFWGuide.com

Reuben S. Seguritan foresees a worsening of the US nursing shortage due to the absence of an effective way for foreign nurses to come to the US in the article US Rep asks help for nurses, in OFWGuide.com.

01/05/05 Philippine News

Reuben S. Seguritan described relevant procedures in the new labor certification processing system called PERM in the article, New rules ease ˜green card’ quest, by Stephanie Grace Loleng in the Philippine News.

12/27/04 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan discusses the new PERM labor certification rules that will cut down the 3 to 5 year processing time to 45 to 60 days in the article Labor Certificate in 45 days,in the Filipino Express.

12/22/04 Philippine News

Reuben S. Seguritan cites the need for public support for pending bills that will ease the restrictions on the entry of foreign nurses in the article Lantos pledges support for Filipino Nurses, by Mary Ann Mandap in the Philippine News.

12/15/04 New American Media
Reuben S. Seguritan cited a study that reported that tens of thousands of deaths in America can be attributed to the nursing shortage, in “Immigration quotas aggravating nursing shortage”.
12/15/04 Philippine News

Reuben S. Seguritan noted a study by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations that said tens of thousands of deaths in America today can be attributed directly to the nursing shortage in the article Immigration Quotas Aggravating Nursing Shortage, in the Philippine News.

12/10/04 Filipino UK Forum
Reuben S. Seguritan said in an interview that a mechanism must be devised to ensure confidentiality and protection of the integrity of the information obtained under the ID system.
12/08/04 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan emphasized the need to address privacy and security issues in connection with the voluntary ID system of the Philippine Consulate in the article, Philippine Consulate ID to be issued to Filipinos in the US in 2005, by Rita Villadiego in the Filipino Express.

12/01/04 Philippine News

Reuben S. Seguritan explained that since the filing fees are high and only a few Filipinos have not obtained their masteral and doctorate degrees in the US only a few Filipinos will benefit from the new law on nonimmigrant working visas like the H-1B, in the report, Congress passes visa reform bill, by Rita Villadiego in the Philippine News.

11/30/04 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan said that the guest worker program initiative of President Bush has yet to be introduced in Congress. Some Republicans are against it and they are very powerful, he said, in the article, Bush backs foreign workers reform bill, by Rita Villadiego, Filipino Express.

11/24/04 Philippine News

At a seminar for newly-arrived Filipinos sponsored by the Filipino American Human Services, Inc., Reuben S. Seguritan discussed the importance of being aware of basic immigration rules which have a direct and profound impact on the lives of the newly-arrived, according to the article, First-time immigrant get tips, by Cristina D.C. Pastor, Philippine News.

11/15/04 The Pacific News Service

Reuben S. Seguritan shares his views on the implications of the Bush presidential victory on immigration reform efforts in the article, Bush victory boosts Fil-Ams optimism, faith in US government,’ by Rita Villadiego, The Pacific News Service.

October 23, 2004 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan spoke before physical therapists as they discuss the VisaScreen Certificate requirement and the English test. Filipino Reporter.

10/20/04 OFWGuide.com

Reuben S. Seguritan gives an overview of the US nursing shortage and explains why there is a need for a temporary visa program for foreign nurses in the article, The Real Score on RN’s in the US , in OFWGuide.com.

10/17/04 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan explains that the imposition of cut-off dates for third-preference immigrant visas may cause considerable delays in the immigration of Filipino nurses to the US in the article, High Demand for Visa May Seriously Delay Nurses’ Immigration, by Rita Villadiego, Filipino Express.

09/24/04 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan spoke on the challenges issues and opportunities on the Recruitment of Foreign Nurses at the annual convention of the Philippine Nurses Association in America. Filipino Reporter.

08/12/04 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan talks about the VisaScreen requirement for nurses recruited by US medical facilities in the article, Fil-Canadian RNs get VisaScreen break, Filipino Reporter.

07/11/04 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan is scheduled to discuss the impact of immigration reform on the Filipino community and its implications on the presidential elections in the article Decisions on immigration reform laws get delayed due to coming elections, Filipino Express.

06/20/04 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan noted that the Philippine Independence Day Parade is an occasion to celebrate Filipino fortitude in the article Independence Day honored in NYC amid controversy among organizers, by Rita Villadiego, Filipino Express.

05/14/04 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan is slated to discuss basic immigration rules as well as ongoing immigration reform developments in the US Congress, according to the news article, FAHSI to hold seminar for newly-arrived Filipinos, Filipino Reporter.

03/17/04 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan shares his views on the CLEAR Act pending in Congress in the article No to CLEAR Act! by Rita Villadiego, Filipino Express, March 17-23, 2004.

03/14/04 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan called on Filipinos to unite and push for the passage of laws benefiting immigrants in the article, Immigrants need to fill future job shortage, says NaFFAA, by Rita Villadiego, Filipino Express.

03/03/04 Philippine News

“It is up for us as a community to get involved. In the past, unified actions of FilAms led to the passage of laws benefiting immigrants, according to Reuben S. Seguritan, in the article, Immigrants still needed to fill labor shortage, by Rita Villadiego, Philippine News.

02/25/04 Philippine News

Reuben S. Seguritan expressed his support for increasing the quota for work visas for professionals and cited the shortages of nurses and teachers in the US as examples in the article Visa grants to skilled foreign workers hit quota, by Rita Villadiego, Philippine News.

02/20/04 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan is scheduled to speak in an immigration forum sponsored by the National Federation of Filipino American associations, according to the article NaFFAA to host migration forum, Filipino Reporter.

09/19/03 Philippine Daily Inquirer

In the Philippine Daily Inquirer commentary, To be a dual citizen, by Belinda Aquino, Reuben S. Seguritan explained that once acquired, US citizenship is not so easily lost because it is a constitutionally-protected right under the 14th amendment.

09/17/03 Business World

Reuben S. Seguritan allayed fears expressed by California attorney and author Emmanuel Tipon that dual citizenship may be hazardous to one’s US citizenship in an article in Business World by Greg Macabenta. Seguritan said that one does not lose US citizenship by the mere act of taking an oath of allegiance to another country.

09/10/03 Philippine News

Reuben S. Seguritan explains why taking the oath of allegiance to reacquire Philippine citizenship under the newly-enacted Citizenship Reacquisition and Retention Act of 2003 will not endanger one’s US citizenship in the article NaFFAA: Oath won’t endanger US citizenship, by Lito Gutierrez, Philippine News.

03/18/03 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan explained the role and mission of the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. in the Filipino community, emphasizing that aside from handling the preparations for the Independence Day Parade and other cultural activities, it also advocates for the empowerment of the Filipino community in the US. Filipino Reporter.

03/01/03 Channel 7

Reuben S. Seguritan was interviewed by Nina Pineda along with New York Governor George Pataki and New York University Professor Dr. Alon Ben-Meir on the 11 pm Channel 7 news for the lead story on the arrest of Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks who supposedly visited Manila.

01/20/03 Filipino Express

Abuse and exploitation cannot be justified by the fact that the victim is an undocumented alien. There is no excuse for that. Said Reuben S. Seguritan in the article Forum on migrant workers, Filipino Express.

01/17/03 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan is scheduled to moderate a forum on migrant domestic workers as reported by the Filipino Reporter in the article, PIDC sponsors forum on domestic workers.

2003 Realizing the America of our Hearts
In his book, Fumitake Matsuoka quoted Reuben S. Seguritan on his views on the effect of colonization on Filipinos.
11/03/02 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan noted that the liberties of non-citizens have been severely curtailed after the September 11 attack in the article, Filipinos fear the INS invitation may result in arrest, deportation by Emelyn Tapaoan, Filipino Express.

10/25/02 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan vows to make immigrant rights advocacy a priority project of the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. under his leadership in the article, 2 sisters grabbed for MetroCard theft, Filipino Reporter.

10/18/02 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan moderated a forum to evaluate the rights of non-citizens in light of the new immigration rules and policies following the 9/11 attacks, according to the Filipino Reporter.

10/11/02 Filipino Reporter

Those who were beneficiaries of applications for labor certification or visa petitions filed on or before the April 30, 2001 deadline set by Section 245(i) would be ˜grandfathered,’ explains Reuben S. Seguritan in the article INS 245 (i) program for aliens stopped, Filipino Reporter.

08/05/02 Filipino Express

According to Reuben S. Seguritan, although those deported are not US citizens, they are entitled to basic rights to due process and should have been treated humanely. He was thus quoted in the article Filipinos form coalition to protect immigrants, by Emelyn Tapaoan, Filipino Express.

06/28/02 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan said the CGFNS no longer serves a valid purpose and the VisaScreen requirement has become a redundancy in the article, Drop CGFNS, visa screen rule, Filipino Reporter.

06/08/02 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan was elected president of the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc., the biggest umbrella organization of Filipinos on the East Coast. Dr. Ellice Flores, a board member commented, We know he’s not interested but he’s popular and everybody wanted him because we feel he is most capable. Filipino Reporter.

05/21/02 Filipino Express

Reuben S. Seguritan was honored as a community leader at the first benefit gala for the Filipino American Human Services, Inc. (FAHSI), according to the news article, FAHSI’s first benefit gala: A big success, Filipino Express.

01/18/02 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan was a speaker at a seminar on RNs. Other speakers included Barbara Nichols and CGFNS director Donna Richardson, according to the article, “New Procedures to bring in RNs discussed,” Filipino Reporter.

10/04/01 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan was cited as one of the Manhattan Fil-Am lawyers helping the public search for nurses by publicizing immigration rules concerning nurses visa to the US in the article, Nurses’ lack opens door to Filipinos, by Andrei, Mercedes Tira, Filipino Reporter.

05/17/01 WOW Philippines

Reuben S. Seguritan’s observations on the unscrupulous practices of immigration consultants following the enactment of Section 245 (i) which would allow undocumented aliens to adjust their status was quoted in the article, Immigration Lawyers Cashing On Immigrants Dilemma with Stiff Fees by Rita Villadiego, WOW Philippines.

05/10/01 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan explains the mechanics of the application deadline for the adjustment of status of undocumented migrants under Section 245 (i) in the article Filipinos beat application deadline, by Edmund Silvestre in the Filipino Reporter.

02/02/01 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan discussed the adjustment of status program that would enable tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants to gain legal status in the US, according to the article, Crowd hears free immigration lecture, Filipino Reporter.

02/01/01 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan said it is time to cast aside skepticism to aid the Philippine administration and restore the collective trust in order that the country may overcome its economic difficulties in the article New York-New Jersey Filipinos wish an end to Philippine ills, by Edmund M. Silvestre, Filipino Reporter.

01/26/01 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan was invited by the Philippine Consulate to give a briefing on the Legal Immigration and Family Equity (LIFE) Act, according to the article Consulate briefing on immigration, Filipino Reporter.

January 2001 Bridging Cultures
In her book, Hope Sabampan-Yu cited Reuben S. Seguritan on the deadly effects attributed to the nursing shortage in America.
12/28/00 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan was quoted as calling for Asian-American representation in the Bush Cabinet in the article Bush Told: Pick Asians for Cabinet, Filipino Reporter.

07/26/99 The Modesto Bee
According to Reuben S. Seguritan, racial discrimination and unemployment have soiled many Filipino success stories, “Filipino: Speaking English a huge plus.”
07/26/99 The Modesto Bee
Reuben S. Seguritan said that foreign nurses often got dumped after rendering health care services in America.
02/17/97 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan said elderly immigrants who are getting public benefits need to apply for American citizenship to remain qualified welfare beneficiaries in the article Elderly urged: apply for citizenship now, Filipino Reporter.

05/03/96 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan said the racist remarks of New York City Councilwoman Julia Harrison, is a blatant reminder that Asian Americans are increasingly becoming targets of harassment and discrimination, in the article, Fil-Ams join rally vs. racist councilwoman, and in the editorial, Rallying Asian-Americans, both in the Filipino Reporter.

04/07/96 Rockland News

Reuben S. Seguritan spoke on immigration problems before the Filipino American Association of Rockland as reported by James Walsh, Rockland News.

11/09/95 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan and Bruce Ressler were cited for successfully settling a $1.2 million suit for the death of a Filipino American nurse in the article, Dead Fil-Am nurse wins $1.2-M suit; settlement fund goes to orphan, by Edmund Silvestre, Filipino Reporter.

09/28/95 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan calls on the immigrant community to act together to address the nursing shortage issue following the expiration of the H-1A visa program for foreign nurses in the article Sunset for H-1A visa holders: Foreign nurses wait for Congress, by Talitha Espiritu, Filipino Reporter.

12/31/93 Filipino Reporter

Political empowerment is the answer to achieve anything we want for ourselves in America, said Reuben S. Seguritan as he received the Philippine Presidential Award for sharing his legal expertise with Filipino individuals and organizations and his advocacy of on behalf of Filipino World War II veterans, according to the article, Seguritan cited for aiding vets, by Edmund M. Silvestre, Filipino Reporter.

10/13/93 Philippine News

The Filipino American Human Services, Inc. (FAHSI), which was co-founded by Reuben S. Seguritan, was awarded a $15,000 grant by the Asian American Community Development Fund, according to the article, New group sets, $15,000 for multiservice center, by Susana Favila Myer, Philippine News.

08/20/93 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan hosted a gathering of Filipino Americans and prominent Democrats, including the newly-appointed chairperson for the New York State Democratic Committee, according to the article, Fil Ams host ranking NY Dem, by Angie Cruz, Filipino Reporter.

July 16-22, 1993 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan joins a panel of speakers who will give an orientation session for newly arrived Filipino immigrants spearheaded by the Consulate General of the Philippines in New York, according to the article, Seminar for new arrivals, Filipino Reporter.

05/30/93 Hudson Record of Jersey Journal

The Americans educated us, taught us their language and culture, but it cost us our history, our nationalism, said Reuben S. Seguritan in the article Filipino Americans celebrate, by Sally Deering, Hudson Record of Jersey Journal.

04/16/93 Filipino Reporter

The Filipino Reporter in its article, Omnibus bill has perils, quotes lawyer Reuben S. Seguritan on the frustration of overseas Filipinos over the Philippine Congress’s failure to enact the proposed Omnibus Filipinos Overseas Act.

11/27/92 Filipino Reporter

The Filipino Reporter, in its article, More NY services needed by Fil-Ams, says AAFNY, by Edmund M. Silvestre noted that Reuben S. Seguritan as one of those working to compile recommendations and solutions to health and human service problems among Filipinos.

October, 1992 UP Newsletter USA

Reuben S. Seguritan, incumbent president of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America, was cited for successfully handling various organizational issues in the editorial, The UP spirit, in the UP Newsletter USA,October to December 1992.

11/01/91 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan challenged Filipino community leaders nationwide to come together so they may be accorded public recognition in mainstream America,” according to the article, Seguritan deplores lack of unity among Filipinos, by Manny Caballero, Filipino Reporter.

July 1991 UPAAA News

The July 1991 issue of the UPAAA News, the official publication of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America, quoted Reuben S. Seguritan’s call to UP graduates for greater community involvement in the article We Have a Moral Duty to Get Involved”Seguritan.

01/25/91 Filipino Reporter

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America elected lawyer Reuben S. Seguritan as national president in elections held on January 19, 1991 at the Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan, according to the news article, lawyer elected head of UPAAA, Filipino Reporter.

05/26/90 Philippine Daily Globe

Reuben S. Seguritan called the Nursing Relief Act anti-Filipino because it will effectively disqualify many of the Filipino nurses already working here and willo make it doubly harder for others to come here in the future, according to the Philippine Daily Globe article, US law granting residency to RP nurses has tough rules, by Alberto M. Alfaro.

05/26/90 Manila Bulletin

Reuben S. Seguritan said that the Nursing Relief Act will disqualify Filipino nurses who have answered the humanitarian call for assistance from understaffed hospitals without informing the INS, in the article US nursing law assailed, by Alberto M. Alfaro, Manila Bulletin.

05/26/90 Philippine Daily Inquirer

Reuben S. Seguritan said the Nursing Relief Act will only encourage disqualified nurses to go underground as TNTs ( tago ng tago ), or undocumented aliens continuing to work illegally, in the article, US Nursing Relief Act is anti-Filipino, Philippine Daily Inquirer.

March 1990 Filipino Reporter

In the article, Seminar for new arrivals, in the Filipino Reporter March 1990 issue, Reuben S. Seguritan was cited as one of the lecturers who will provide an orientation seminar for newly arrived Filipino immigrants.

03/23/89 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan represented a Filipino doctor charged with misrepresentation by the INS as reported in the news item, Filipino scores in row vs. INS, Filipino Reporter.

11/11/88 Manila Bulletin
“You can be proud of a lot of Filipinos living in the Greater New York area…Among lawyers, Reuben S. Seguritan (has) more or less a corner of the Fil-Am legal practice”, wrote Jose L. Guevarra in his widely read column, Point of Order.
3rd Quarter 1979 Integrated Bar Journal
“Reuben S. Seguritan is one of the fastest rising Filipino barristers in NYC.”
06/30/78 Filipino Reporter
Reuben S. Seguritan formed committee to take up cudgels for Filipino war veterans who are denied eligibility for US citizenship.
02/03/78 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan was nominated to be a member of the proposed Federal Advisory Committee on Immigration and Naturalization in Filipino backed for INS, Filipino Reporter.

01/29/78 Philippine Sunday Express
Reuben S. Seguritan contends that there is a pattern of discrimination against Asians in immigration legislation.
01/25/78 The Hour
Reuben S. Seguritan believes that America can be the land of opportunity.
01/08/78 United Press International

Reuben S. Seguritan was featured in the article, Filipinos the biggest Asian group in US by 1980, by Leo Lloyd, United Press International.

11/25/77 Filipino Reporter
Reuben S. Seguritan criticized exclusion of exchange visitors and students from the amnesty plan.
12/19/75 Filipino Reporter
Reuben S. Seguritan led delegation of doctors in meeting with. Cong. Herman Badillo who promised to help stave off repatriation of doctors.
11/25/75 Filipino Reporter
Reuben S. Seguritan moderated forum on foreign medical graduates.
11/20/75 Filipino Reporter
Reuben S. Seguritan along with members of PMAA met with Foreign Affairs Secretary Carlos Romulo to discuss the plight of Filipino doctors.
November 1975 Filipino Reporter

Reuben S. Seguritan was project director for a two-part discussion series on immigration issues in the article Ask INS to speak on aliens, Filipino Reporter.

06/13/75 Filipino Reporter
Reuben S. Seguritan was on the Barry Farber show with New York and New Jersey legislators and the chair of FMG coalition and they argued on the foreign medical graduate issue.
June 1975 PMAA Bulletin
Reuben S. Seguritan with officers of the PMAA motored to Albany and met with New York State legislators who sponsored resolution expressing concern over move to deport doctors.
June 1975 Filipino Reporter
Reuben S. Seguritan was speaker on immigration issues affecting doctors.