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IMMIGRATION NEWS: ONE PERSON´S OPINION

The View From Down There: Immigration Reform At The Federal Level

Immigration-Reform

Recently, President Barack Obama hosted a White House meeting of elected officials and experts on immigration, revisiting a key 2008 campaign promise to begin to tackle Immigration Reform . While some may have considered this a summit just for show, especially with the 2012 elections around the corner, it was still the restart of a dialogue concerning Immigration Reform.

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IMMIGRATION NEWS: THREE THINGS TO TALK ABOUT

Global Entry: Making it Easier for U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents to Travel

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Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. This program is meant for frequent international travelers and there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports. Global Entry is open to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.

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Georgia On My Mind

Georgia

Georgia legislature just passed new law that mimics that Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB-1070. The law authorizes state and local police to arrest illegal immigrants and sets penalties of up to a $250,000 fine and 15 years in prison for anyone who uses a fake ID to get a job.

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The USCIS No Longer the INS

USCIS

The USCIS handles so many immigration forms every year. And the USCIS wants you to know that they are no longer the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). In fact, they have not been the INS since March 1, 2003. Each month, the USCIS publishes a report on traffic to their website, which includes statistics on popular search terms people use to find their site.

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THE FACES OF US IMMIGRANTS

Vladimir Nabokov

Cary

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was born on April 22, 1899 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Nabokov was a multilingual Russian novelist and short story writer who wrote his first nine novels in Russian, then rose to international prominence as a master English writer. He also made contributions to entomology, particularly in studying butterflies and he also had an interest in chess problems.

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RECIPES FROM THE MELTING POT

Flan With A South American Twist

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Flan is a custard dessert with a layer of soft caramel on top.

2 14oz cans of sweetened condensed milk
2 cups of milk ( I use 2% but optional)
2 whole eggs
4 egg yolks

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