Latino students comprise over half the K-12 student population in California, and while graduation rates for Latinos are on the rise, a persistent achievement gap continues to separate them from their white and Asian counterparts. Sergio Cuellar is statewide campaign coordinator with Californians for Justice, a grassroots advocacy group that works with Latino and other minority groups in the state. He says communication and engagement are key to closing the gap. This is the second in a series of NAM interviews with those involved in the state’s education reform movement.Details
TIM, Heritage, Events GHS is offering a Bus Tour on Saturday, October 3, from 10am – 3pm, which will begin at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles. The tour will include the original “Greek Town, “The Chapel” where the original icons are housed and end at Elysian Park (where early Greek picnics were held) with a box lunch. …Details
WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to designate Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months due to the ongoing armed conflict within the country. Yemen is experiencing widespread conflict and a resulting severe humanitarian emergency, and requiring Yemeni nationals in the United States to return to Yemen would pose a serious threat to their personal safety.Details
NAM/AAPI Data, News Report Last week, Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina came under fire for their offensive comments on Asian immigrants. Bush noted in his visit to border city McAllen, TX, that the phenomenon of so-called “anchor babies” was “frankly, more related to Asian people,” while Fiorina called in Le Mars, Iowa for the urgent…Details
Like many African countries, Malawi has been devastated by AIDS. According to UNAIDS, 14% of the country’s adult population is infected with HIV, and more than half a million children have been orphaned by the disease. Marie DaSilva was touched by this epidemic firsthand, losing 14 family members to the disease.Details
USCIS has simplified the process for paying the USCIS Immigrant Fee online in our electronic immigration system. The revised payment process reduces the amount of information an immigrant must provide to USCIS. Additionally, in response to customer feedback, anyone can now pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee for an immigrant.Details
Students across the country are headed back to their classrooms. Many will bring with them stories of how they spent their summer vacation. Dozens, most of them children of undocumented immigrants, will have had the experience of a unique type of program called Dream Summer. FSRN’s Lena Nozizwe reports from Los Angeles.Details
California, which has the largest and most diverse student body in the nation, ranks near the bottom in per-pupil spending and academic performance. A number of recent initiatives promise to begin reversing these trends. This is the first in a series of NAM interviews with those involved in the state’s education reform movement. Ted Lempert is founder and executive director of Children Now, among the most influential advocacy groups for children in California. He spoke with NAM education editor Peter Schurmann.Details
I’ve waited months for this day. After hundreds of dollars, hours with my husband studying and poring over forms, getting quizzed by my 11-year-old son, driving an hour-and-a-half each time to this USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) office to get fingerprinted, then interviewed, I’ve made it. I’ve been approved for eligibility, passed the background check, citizenship test, and English tests. Today, I’m not nervous. I’ve arrived. Today is the day I’m becoming a U.S. Citizen.Details
WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Haiti’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months. The extended designation is effective Jan. 23, 2016, through July 22, 2017.
Current TPS Haiti beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during a 60-day period that runs from Aug. 25, 2015, through Oct. 26, 2015. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages beneficiaries to re-register as soon as possible once the 60-day re-registration period begins. USCIS will not accept applications before Aug. 25, 2015.Details
In conjunction with the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce, ABAIE is hosting its 3rd Annual Small Business Development Day – Procurement Expo & Workshop. Open to every small business, over 350 small businesses and exhibitors have benefitted from this event.
This event’s mission is to introduce small business suppliers to the procurement process and includes workshops on how to win contracts from Government buyers and Fortune 500 companies and certification.Details