IN THIS ISSUE

IMMIGRATION NEWS: ONE PERSON´S OPINION

The Day Independence was Declared

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"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." This is how the Declaration of Independence starts, penned by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776. I have always wondered how many U.S. Citizens ever read this wonderful document that declared our independence from Britain.

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IMMIGRATION NEWS: THREE THINGS TO TALK ABOUT

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas

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On June 22, 2011, in an article in the New York Times Magazine, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, that his mother sent him to the United States from the Philippines when he was 12 but never joined him and found out later that he was an undocumented immigrant when someone at his local DMV told him his green card was fake.

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U.S. Citizenship and the Oath of Allegiance This July 4th

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According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), more than 24,000 immigrants took their oath of allegiance in the last stage of the U.S. citizenship process. About 350 ceremonies were held across the country and around the world from June 27 to July 4, from San Francisco to Indianapolis to Boston to Iraq.

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The Bill of Rights, the First 10 Amendments of the U.S. Constitution

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One of the greatest documents that one can ever read is the U.S. Constitution. It is what this experiment called the United States is based on. And for all those who quote it without really knowing it, here are the first ten amendments from it, known as the Bill of Rights:

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THE FACES OF US IMMIGRANTS

The Founding Fathers

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As most of you know, the Founding Fathers of the United State were British subjects prior to the American Revolution. After they obtained independence, they became some of the first U.S. Citizens. Some historians define the "Founding Fathers" as to include not only the Signers and the Framers but also all those who, whether as politicians, jurists, statesmen, soldiers, diplomats, or ordinary citizens, took part in winning American independence and creating the United States of America.

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RECIPES FROM THE MELTING POT

The Hamburger, An American July 4th Staple

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Ingredients:

2 pounds ground beef
Your favorite sliced cheese
Sliced tomato
Sliced red onion
Lettuce leaves
Olive oil, salt and pepper
Ketchup

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