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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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USCIS Delays Rule Changing List of Documents Acceptable to Verify Employment Eligibility

 02/05/2009 - 07:31

As if it weren’t hard enough for employers to figure out how they are supposed to be doing what many think is the government’s job—figuring out who is here legally and thus who is allowed to work in the U.S.—the USCIS dealt  has them a further blow and added to the ever worsening confusion.  On February 3, 2009, the U.S.

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Long term lawful permanent residents with criminal records should not travel outside of the U.S.

 01/09/2009 - 10:15

Prior to 9/11 it was a well known fact that one hand of the government
often didn’t know what the other was doing. For this reason it was easy
for the 9/11 hijackers to enter the U.S. as students, attend flight
school and even obtain an extension of their nonimmigrant status in the
U.S. well after their own deaths and the deaths of others which they
directly caused. Such a situation was intolerable and hence the
Department of Homeland Security was a born. Under this new Department
the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (BCBP) was created in place
of the old Customs and Immigration departments at both borders and

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