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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (c) signs into law the bipartisan budget deal that was reached on Thursday to avoid another government shutdown at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 14. EFE

This is a triple win for Democrats. They got everything they wanted (no second shutdown). They only gave up something they were willing to give up anyway (additional border funding). And, in the process, they didn't have to go along with something they oppose (a wall).

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H-1B cap not yet met!

 04/08/2009 - 12:32

In what is not a great surprise in our current economy, on April 8,
2009, USCIS indicated that its fiscal year 2010 H-1B petition cap had
not been met and employers could continue to file H-1B petitions.

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Cónclave de lesbianas, gay, bisexuales y transexuales se enfoca en el progreso y los obstáculos

 04/03/2009 - 14:07

    Se iluminó evidencia de comprensión y de nuevos riesgos para los
derechos de los grupos de lesbianas, gay, bisexuales y transexuales en
América Latina este mes en un congreso internacional llevado a cabo en
West Hollywood, una comunidad conocida por su mentalidad pionera y sus
acciones por avanzar el movimiento gay.

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The New World of H-1B processing

 03/27/2009 - 08:07

It’s that time of the year again: H-1B season, when employers and
prospective employees run around like chickens without heads, trying to
file an H-1B petition on the magic day of April 1st, with the hope of
securing one of the precious 65,000 “cap subject” H-1B visas for those
who hold the equivalent of a U.S. undergraduate degree or qualify for
one of the 20,000 additional visas allocated for those who possess a
U.S. Masters degree.

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Planning for the future: become a U.S. citizen now

 03/19/2009 - 14:19

During the November 2008 presidential election we saw one of the many
reasons why becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen was (and is) so
valuable: the ability to vote for those who lead our country, on both a
national and local level. Now that the presidential election, the “big
one”, is over, is it really worthwhile to file for U.S. citizenship?
The answer is a resounding “yes”.  How then do you get started?

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The Truth About Latinos And The Efca

 03/19/2009 - 13:59

  The Latino community should wholeheartedly get behind the Employee
Free Choice Act (EFCA).  Introduced March 10, the bill has a majority
of support in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, but
business groups are spending heavily to make sure the Senate does not
reach the 60 votes that it needs to survive a filibuster.

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The Runaway Bunny in Valdivia, Chile

 03/13/2009 - 07:05

When my son was a little boy, every night I would read the same book to
him, the “Runaway Bunny”, by Margaret Wise. In this book, the baby
bunny threatens to run away in order to attempt to avoid the Mother
Rabbit’s grasp but the Mother Rabbit promises to follow him, wherever
he goes, by changing forms to fit in with his new environment.

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El norte perdido

 02/18/2009 - 07:00

La decadencia del norte de Filadelfia empezó hace unos 80 años y no ha sido posible detenerla.

Todavía  están frescas las flores y las lágrimas sobre la tumba del oficial de la policía John Pawlowski. Seis oficiales de esa institución muertos violentamente en los últimos 16 meses mientras hacían su trabajo, es una cifra mucho más que alarmante.

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Dinner and Immigration Just Don't Mix

 02/13/2009 - 05:54

The occasion this past Saturday night was a happy one. Nine individuals
were assembled around the dining room table of a friend, an excellent
cook and superb baker, all eager to enjoy her wonderful cooking and
celebrate her husband’s 68th birthday. Those present were highly
educated, allegedly extremely intelligent, and members of minority
groups who, at one time or another, had personally felt the sting of
prejudice and discrimination.

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Historias paralelas

 02/12/2009 - 13:10

Jobita Peñalván nació en La Cama, un diminuto y lejano caserío peruano.
El que haya un lugar denominado La Cama, nada tiene de extraño. Tenemos, por ejemplo, a Cobija que es la capital del departamento boliviano de Pando. En California está la ciudad de Manteca  y la frontera natural entre Haití y la República Dominicana es el río Masacre.

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