Month: September 2012

Mass. Immigrants to Get Help With Naturalization

Immigrants applying for naturalization in Massachusetts will be able to get free assistance with their immigration questions and applicants, thanks to a group of volunteers in Brockton. The volunteers include law students, interpreters, attorneys, and others who will be able to answer questions, help fill out immigration forms, screen applicants, and assist with other issues. …

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Daniela Pelaez and What She is Doing for the DREAM Act

Daniela Pelaez does not have legal status in the US and is sharing her story with the media, hoping that her story will raise awareness about illegal immigration and will lead to new laws that will legalize the status of undocumented immigrants in the US. Pelaez was born in Columbia and is now a student …

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Visa Fee Hike – India to Move WTO Against USA

A new visa fee increase will affect Indian professionals hoping to secure a visa to work in the US. India claims that the fee increase is discriminatory against software companies in India and is seeking consultations with the US under the World Trade Organization (WTO) in order to discuss the issue. According to Indian experts, …

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Is it Too Little, Too Late for Romney?

Latinos are the country’s most rapidly growing voting bloc, and the latest polls show that President Obama has successfully captured the interest of these voters to a much larger degree than Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Polls show that President Obama is ahead of Romney by 66% to 26% when it comes to registered Latino voters. …

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US Bans Student Visas for Iranian Nuclear Energy Students

As tensions between Iran and many nations escalate, the US and many countries are enforcing sanctions against Iran. One of the latest moves by the US is HR 1905: Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act of 2012, a bill that was signed into law in early August of this year. According to the National …

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Multi-entry Business and Tourist Visas for Russians

Beginning on 9 September 2012, business travelers and tourists from Russia will be able to apply for В1/В2 multi-entry visas that are valid for up to three years. Tourists and business visa applicants will also no longer have to show evidence of ticket reservations, accommodations, or formal invitations related to their stay in the US. …

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President Obama on Immigration

President Obama recently spoke with Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart about immigration and a number of other issues. Specifically, Diaz-Balart passed on reader’s questions about immigration reform and deportations. Many readers were concerned about how President Obama would be able to deliver on immigration reform if he continues to face a divided Congress – a problem that …

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Are Immigrant Kids Getting a Fair Deal?

According to experts, there are an estimated 4.5 million American children who are born in the US to undocumented immigrants. By birthright, these children are US citizens but are in some cases unable to enjoy the full benefits of citizenship due to their family’s immigration status. For example, many colleges and universities require applying students …

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What Will Happen to Latinos if Obama is Not Re-elected?

Some immigration advocates believe that if President Obama is not re-elected, immigrants in general and Latinos in particular may suffer under the administration of Mitt Romney. According to Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Munoz, Latinos would suffer if President Obama is not re-elected. Munoz is the highest ranking woman is Hispanic …

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