The Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing factions in the United States. For years, this group of immigrants and their descendents have greatly contributed to our Melting Pot culture. The renowned photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders currently has an exhibit presenting the photographs of 25 influential Latinos from the worlds of culture, politics, business, and sports. His subjects include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actor and comedian John Leguizamo, actress Eva Longoria, rapper Pitbull (Armando Christian Pérez), singer Gloria Estefan, professional golfer Juan Antonio “Chi-Chi” Rodríguez, and president of Univision Networks Cesar Conde. The photographs are part of a larger project, known as the Latino List, which explores what it means to be “Latino” in the 21st century through documentary film. The photographed and filmed subjects share their stories and experiences, giving us a look into the richness and diversity of Latino life in America. The Latino List film will premiere on HBO on September 29. The photography exhibit will be at the Brooklyn Museum, on the 1st floor of the Great Hall, from August 19 to December 11, 2011. If you find yourself in New York City, take the time to visit it.
US Immigration Update: On October 2, 2020 the U.S.C.I.S. will implement new increases for many Immigration applications and benefits. All applicants who want to apply for the following application types and benefits will see a dramatic increase in fees.
All applications postmarked on or after October 2, 2020 will cost you hundreds or thousands in extra fees. See the chart below to see the differences in the current vs new fees.
Current vs New Fee Increases
|Form #||Immigration Application||Current Fees||New Fees||Extra Fees||% Increase|
|I-485||Adjustment of Status||$1,225||$2,195||$970||+79%|
|I-130/I-485||Family Green Cards||$1,760||$2,860||$1,100||+62%|
|I-751||Petition to Remove Conditions||$595||$760||$165||+28%|
|I-765||Employment Authorization (EAD)||$410||$490||$80||+20%|