Applying for Citizenship: I Should Have Done It Sooner

Applying for Citizenship: I Should Have Done It Sooner

I’ve always thought of myself as hardworking. Every time I do something, I try to do it the best I possibly can – including being a mother to my three beautiful children. But as a single mother living in Lima, Peru, providing food, clothes and opportunities for my kids to learn and grow was a daily challenge. No matter how hard I worked, I just couldn’t make ends meet. For so long, I wanted nothing more than a chance to give them a better life than they had in Lima.

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11th LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL BUILDING BRIDGES “AMERIKA SQUARE” AND “SON OF SOFIA” BOOKEND THE FESTIVITIES

11th LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL BUILDING BRIDGES “AMERIKA SQUARE” AND “SON OF SOFIA” BOOKEND THE FESTIVITIES

Los Angeles, CA – With just over two weeks before the red carpet is rolled out, the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (lagff.org) is officially announcing its 2017 program selection. The five-day festival takes place from June 7-11 at the Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood showcasing 13 features, 22 shorts, and 15 documentaries from around the globe including America, France, UK, Germany, Cyprus and Greece. This year’s program contains a record 40 premieres -19 U.S. , 10 west coast, 7 Los Angeles premieres and 4 world premieres within the program.

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Thrivin’ and Vibin’ at Jazz Reggae Festival

Thrivin’ and Vibin’ at Jazz Reggae Festival

Los Angeles-In honor of the festival’s 31st Anniversary, Jazz Reggae Festival celebrated three decades of good vibes, jammin’ music, delicious cultural cuisine and cultural enrichment. This was a one day affair, Monday, May 29, 2017, at the grassy, tree lined Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.

This was the perfect setting on this partially overcast day, with the sun making an appearance in the afternoon. Thousands, including UCLA students, and music lovers from throughout Greater Los Angeles area were in attendance on Memorial day for the good vibes. There were a wide array of cultural foods, arts and crafts.

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“We Count for Nothing:” Immigrant Workers Learn About Health Options

“We Count for Nothing:” Immigrant Workers Learn About Health Options

GRATON, Calif. — Yard workers, floor installers, car mechanics, carpenters, painters, cleaning women and farm workers – some undocumented, others with legal status – gathered at the Centro Laboral De Graton facility here recently to hear why they should take advantage of all the health programs available to them, instead of withdrawing into the shadows because of the xenophobic climate created by the Trump administration.

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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILMAN CURREN PRICE TO HOST CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE AND POLITICS BETWEEN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINO COMMUNITY

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILMAN CURREN PRICE TO HOST CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE AND POLITICS BETWEEN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINO COMMUNITY

Councilmember Curren Price—joined by the Stanford Black Alumni Association of Southern California and Walter Thompson-Hernandez, a Los Angeles-based multimedia journalist—will host on June 4 an open dialogue that examines the current race and political climate between the black and brown community in South Los Angeles.

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How To Obtain Green Card for a Family Member of a U.S. Citizen

If you are an American citizen and your family member is an “Immediate Relative” and you would like to obtain permanent residency otherwise known as a green card here are some facts to consider:

“Immediate relatives” of a U.S. citizen are defined as a spouse, unmarried children under the age of 21, and parents. Immediate relatives always have a visa number immediately available.

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Yee -Ha! 2017 OLL Family Fun Days Wild West Weekend OLL Family Fun Days Carnival - Wild West

Yee -Ha! 2017 OLL Family Fun Days Wild West Weekend

As editor and publisher of The Immigrant Magazine, I not only get the chance to explore the beautiful and diverse cultures that make up the fabric of the USA but also to represent and bring resources to communities. It is in this spirit therefore that while working on outreach on behalf of the newly opened Comprehensive Community Healthcare Centers, Sunland (CCHC Sunland) I noticed a carnival coming up in Tujunga close to CCHC and just could not resist attending.

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