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IMMIGRATION NEWS: ONE PERSON'S OPINION

2011: THE YEAR THAT WAS

Joaquin Luna

  • 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

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    IMMIGRATION NEWS: THREE THINGS TO TALK ABOUT

    KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER

    Immigration Process

    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

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    VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND OTHER CRIMES

    US Citizenship

    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

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    "I HAVE A DREAM" REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.'S SPEECH

    Barack Obama

    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:

    "I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest

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    THE FACES OF US IMMIGRANTS

    LIAM JOHN NEESON, IRISH-AMERICAN ACTOR

    Santa Claus

    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

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    RECIPES FROM THE MELTING POT

    MANDAZI: KENYAN DOUGHNUTS

    Chocolate Caliente

    Ingredients:

    1. Two cups warm water
    2. Four cups white wheat flour
    3. One teaspoon baking powder
    4. Half a cup sugar Pinch of salt
    5. Two tablespoons butter or margarine
    6. Quarter cup warm milk
    7. One egg, lightly beaten

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    QUOTE OF THE MONTH

    "An injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere."

    - Rev. Martin L. King, Jr.