On January 22, at 1:00 PM EST, Spanish speaking employers can learn about E-Verify and the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification process in their native language!
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Department of State, has added Austria, Italy, Panama, and Thailand to the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa programs for the coming year. The notice listing the 63 eligible countries published January 17, 2014 in the Federal Register.
New America Media / We’Ced Youth Media, First Person, Diego Sandoval, Editor’s Note: The image of Dreamers portrayed in the media is most often one of valedictorians, proud “undocuqueers” or brave protesters. But for many young people who are undocumented and gay, everyday reality is defined by struggle, uncertainty, and hardship. That was the case […]
PRI’s The World, News Report, Jason Margolis Pictured above: Mexican-born Sujey Romoero, who was able to become a US citizen because of the 1986 immigration overhaul in Congress, worries about immigrant families today if the DREAM Act were to pass. Photo by Jason Margolis. The chances for a comprehensive immigration reform bill passing Congress are […]
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said Jamaicans were among the top 10 groups of nationals deported in 2013. In announcing the year-end removal numbers on Dec. 26, ICE officials said the top 10 groups deported hailed from Latin America and the Caribbean. ICE reported that 1,119 Jamaicans were deported in the 2013 fiscal year, while 2,462 nationals from the Dominican Republic were also deported.
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Every year on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, my partner Richi dons an impeccable Cat in the Hat outfit he made himself and drives 40 miles to work, the same drive he makes every school day. He could work closer to home, but the kids in the impoverished Hispanic neighborhoods where he has taught for 10 years need him, and their responses to his innovative teaching prove that. He spends extra hours tutoring those most in need, and he sheds happy tears when his students excel on exams. More than just a school hero, he’s also a community hero. When Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana and Mississippi, he purchased groceries with his own money and delivered them to families arriving at lonely Houston motels, and he was a regular Astrodome volunteer.
NEW YORK – For Clara Yoon, there was never any question in her mind about helping her daughter when she came out as transgender in 2010. Yoon, who is Korean American, quickly joined a local support group for parents of LGBT children. She soon discovered, however, that she was the only Asian parent in the group. “I am sure there are many parents that need support,” said Yoon, who founded the API Project of the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of New York City (PFLAG NYC) last August. The group meets once a month, though Yoon says that to date those at the meetings have been mostly members of the LGBT community.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved the statutory maximum 10,000 petitions for U-1 nonimmigrant status (U visas) for fiscal year 2014. This marks the fifth straight year that USCIS has reached the statutory maximum since it began issuing U visas in 2008. Each year, 10,000 U visas are available for victims of certain qualifying crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are willing to help law enforcement authorities investigate or prosecute those crimes. A U visa petition requires certification of assistance from law enforcement.
NEW YORK – When Jason Tseng first met his boyfriend at a support group meeting for gay Asian and Pacific Islander men in New York, he never would have guessed that three years later he’d be contemplating marriage. With the end of DOMA, the federal ban on same-sex marriage, they now have that chance. But first they have to tell their parents. “He asked me if I would be interested in having brunch,” recalled Jason of their first encounter at the Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) meeting. “I didn’t know he was interested, so I showed up not dressed very well, totally not cute.”