IN THIS ISSUE
IMMIGRATION NEWS: ONE PERSON'S OPINION
2011: THE YEAR THAT WAS
On January, 2011, USCIS announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with Department of State identified 53 new countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H2-A and H-2B programs.
On February, 2011 USCIS announced a plan to expedite the processing of Form I-130 petitions. USCIS transferred approximately 36,000 immediate
IMMIGRATION NEWS: THREE THINGS TO TALK ABOUT
KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER
Earlier this month, President Obama proposed allowing certain undocumented immigrants, those with a spouse or parent with U.S. citizenship, the opportunity to stay in the country while they apply for hardship 601 waivers. This is usually the first step for many before applying for a Green Card. Without such hardship waivers, immigrants could be barred from the United States for a period of 3 to>>Read More
VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND OTHER CRIMES
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) helps protect victims of human trafficking and other crimes by providing immigration relief. Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers lure individuals with false promises of employment and a>>Read More
"I HAVE A DREAM" REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.'S SPEECH
Born on January 15th, 1929, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous 17-minute "I Have A Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.Here it is in its entirety as we celebrate Dr. King's birthday:
THE FACES OF US IMMIGRANTS
LIAM JOHN NEESON, IRISH-AMERICAN ACTOR
Liam John Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. He has been has been nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA and three Golden Globe Awards. Mr. Neeson has starred in a number of important roles including Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List, Michael Collins in Michael Collins, Peyton Westlake in Darkman, Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, Qui-Gon>>Read More
RECIPES FROM THE MELTING POT
MANDAZI: KENYAN DOUGHNUTS
1. Two cups warm water
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
"An injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere."
- Rev. Martin L. King, Jr.