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.
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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In what is not a great surprise in our current economy, on April 8,
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.
Evidence of enlightenment and of new risks to Lesbian Gay Bisexual
and Transgender (LGBT) rights in Latin America were illuminated this
month in an international conference held in West Hollywood, a
community well known for its pioneering thought and action advancing
the gay movement.
Information for Employers on the Cap-Gap Extension of Optional Practical Training.
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.
Carlos Orta left his native Cuba for Spain in 1969 and moved to Miami
two years later. Although he has lived in several cities, he considers
El juicio por corrupción contra el ex gobernador de Puerto Rico, Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, puede terminar en una frase célebre del ex presidente colombiano Ernesto Samper.
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?
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.
HOUSTON — President Barack Obama is considering sending National
Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to keep that country’s crime
wave from spilling over into the United States. But "I'm not interested
in militarizing the border," he said.
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.
Los milagros del equipo de Holanda hicieron que la primera ronda del Clásico Mundial de Béisbol que se celebró en San Juan, Puerto Rico, fuese la primera ronda más emocionante de las cuatro que tomaron lugar la semana pasada.
Even by Texas standards, larger-than-life characters the likes of lawyer Gus Garcia exceeded all such expectations.
Estuve preguntando a algunos hispanos de Filadelfia sobre lo que pensaban acerca de la exposición de Paul Cézanne abierta por el Museo de Arte Moderno.
Para evitar en el futuro horrores como Guantánamo, los vuelos secretos de la CIA, la tortura, y otras posibles violaciones a la Constitución en la etapa de Bush, propone senador de Vermont Patrick Leahy.
It’s that time again when Americans are grumbling. No, we’re not
talking about the economy. We’re talking about the annual looming
deadline of April 15th when all those living and working within the
U.S. (and sometimes outside of the U.S.) must pay income taxes.
Cuando de elaborar políticas en los Estados Unidos se trata, la
unitalla no le queda a todo el mundo. A las familias latinas les
preocupa lo mismo que a las familias estadounidenses, y se enfrentan a
los mismos retos en medio de las dificultades económicas de nuestro
For the last several years the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia has
offered free immigration sessions, as well as other sessions regarding
family, criminal and employment law, to its citizens.
The controversy over White House plans to play a more direct role in
overseeing the operations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census as some sort
of “political grab” reflects, more than anything else, an astounding
ignorance of how the Census operates.
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.
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.
Sixty years ago my dream was to get a college degree and become a journalist. It was something, when I was in grammar school, my mother told me I’d be good at (even if I did end sentences in prepositions).
The nation’s ongoing economic turbulence will further hinder many
Latino students’ capacity to afford college by advancing the decline of
their family’s household income and diminishing student lending options.
The Venezuelan President recently celebrated his ten years in power, and based on the February 15 election results he might increase his years in power to 19, if Venezuelans vote in favor of the unlimited reelection bid by Chavez.
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.