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WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised final policy memorandum (PDF, 129 KB) related to unlawful presence after considering feedback received during a 30-day public comment period that ended June 11, 2018. Under the revised final policy memorandum, effective Aug. 9, 2018, F and M nonimmigrants who fall out of status and timely file for reinstatement of that status will have their accrual of unlawful presence suspended while their application is pending.Details
“Had I stayed in South America, I think I would have encountered a lot of problems,” said the editor-in-chief of Elle magazine and longtime judge of reality show “Project Runway.” “I was such a rebel and anti-establishment.”
Instead, Garcia left her hometown in the coastal city of Barranquilla, Colombia, when she was 15 to join her sister in the United States.
“My education here, and being exposed to competitiveness early on, really challenged me the right way,” said Garcia of the Dana Hall School, the all girls school in Wellesley, Massachusetts she attended.
Long Beach- All roads lead to Long Beach. Long Beach was the place to be this past weekend. Yes, ladies and gentleman, the 31st Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival returned to the beautiful, grassy knoll of the Rainbow Lagoon, Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12, 2018.
The promoters of the Long Beach Jazz Festival served up an eclectic, generous smorgasbord of smooth jazz, contemporary and traditional jazz plus a fiery taste of Latin Jazz blended together with rhythm and blues. This mixture of ingredients successfully created a diverse 3-day symphony of jazz genres.
The August 6th SEC decision to postpone a ruling on whether to approve the SolidX Bitcoin Shares ETF for trading on The Chicago Board Options Exchange is a good sign. Given previous SEC statements, the postponement appears to suggest that the U.S. regulatory agency wants to issue a well-thought-out approval ruling that protects cryptocurrency investors and nurtures innovators.Details
New Book Tackles Unfortunate Truth: America Unhappier Than Ever Despite Record-Breaking Economic Growth (Study)
Despite achieving 4% GDP growth, America has fallen to 18th in the World Happiness Report’s annual ranking of more than 150 countries—an index based on variables including social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and absence of corruption. Various media reports in relation to this year’s study underscore this is the second consecutive year the United States has fallen in the rankings, with America never having even cracked the top 10.Details
Trump Administration Proposal Could Punish Legal Immigrants If Their Family Members Use Public Assistance
A proposed rule change by the Trump administration could sharply curtail the number of legal immigrants eligible to become permanent residents by penalizing them if their family members receive public assistance — even if those family members are U.S. citizens.
According to a 7 August 2018 NBC report, the proposed change to what is known as the “public charge” rule will be published imminently in the federal register, at which point the public will have the opportunity to comment before it becomes official.Details
Why did I buy more Oduwa coin, beyond the ICO stage? Simple, the purpose behind the OWC coin is both noble (helping five African nations to be participants in a local-to-international economic transaction market), and a potential powerhouse for cryptocurrency investment/trading (for the same reason).Details
Magazine, Entertainment,Ricky Richardson Los Angeles- The 23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival was held on a hot weekend, Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, 2018. The event was held on Central Avenue between King Boulevard to the north and Vernon Avenue to the South, from 11:00am-7pm, both days. Back in the day, Central Avenue…Details
HUNGER STRIKERS AND THEIR ATTORNEYS DENOUNCE ABUSIVE CONDITIONS AT ADELANTO DETENTION FACILITY, ANNOUNCE A CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT
Eight asylum seekers who went on a hunger strike in June 2017 to protest deplorable conditions at the Adelanto Detention Facility, a private prison used to hold immigrants asking for asylum, today sued the prison, as well as local and federal government entities.Details
Virgelia Productions announces its pageant season for 2018 is now accepting applications for contestants for the 30th annual Miss Asia USA, Miss Teen Asia USA, Mrs. Asia USA and the 7th annual Miss Latina Global, Miss Teen Latina, Global, Mrs. Latina Global and Miss Europe Global Cultural Pageants.Details
Eddie Huang is ready to dismantle the harmful stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding immigrants.
In a recent interview with a National Public Radio station, the restaurateur and author talked about his upcoming unscripted TV show “Cash Only,” which looks at the culture and identity behind immigrant kitchens. Huang said the project’s impetus stems from his desire to change minds about the immigrant experience ― especially during a time when harmful rhetoric on that helps influence the zeitgeist.Details