USCIS Announces Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Opportunities

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program. These are competitive grant opportunities for organizations that prepare lawful permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic assimilation through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics.

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FLAIR 2017-Honoring the Legacy of Ebony Fashion Fair, “An Evening of Hollywood Glamour”

FLAIR 2017-Honoring the Legacy of Ebony Fashion Fair, “An Evening of Hollywood Glamour”

Los Angeles-The Fashion Legacy Association for Industry Recognition (FLAIR, Inc.) presented a two-day fabulous fashion extravaganza, on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22, 2017. The event showcased the works of emerging and prominent African American designers as well as a mentoring and scholarships to up-and-coming fashion students and designers.

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California Lawmakers Move to Protect Undocumented Workers

California Lawmakers Move to Protect Undocumented Workers

SAN FRANCISCO – If immigration agents show up at a worksite, employers don’t have to let them in.

That is one of the key messages immigrant rights advocates are sending out as a new bill that would increase protections for workers makes its way through committees in the California legislature.

Employers across the country already have certain rights, said Grisel Ruiz, staff attorney of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). “If an employer has ICE agents coming to their workplace, so long as the workplace is private property, they should also keep ICE agents out…unless they have an ICE warrant,” she said.

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Asian American Students Experience The Highest Percentage of Racial Harassment

Asian American Students Experience The Highest Percentage of Racial Harassment

Although only 17 percent of Asian American students report being bullied at school—the lowest number for any racial group—more bullied Asian Americans (11.1 percent) report being targeted for their race than Whites (2.8 percent), African Americans (7.1 percent) or Latinos (6.2 percent), according to the American Psychological Association.

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Green card holder, what if my trip abroad will last longer than 1 year?

If you plan on being absent from the United States for longer than a year, it is advisable to first apply for a reentry permit on Form I-131. Obtaining a reentry permit prior to leaving the United States allows a permanent or conditional permanent resident to apply for admission into the United States during the permit’s validity without the need to obtain a returning resident visa from a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad.

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LA Style Magazine-Chic, Elegant and Sophisticated

LA Style Magazine-Chic, Elegant and Sophisticated, The Muse Lifestyle Brunch

Los Angeles-LA Style Magazine held the first of a series of The Muse Lifestyle Brunch. This elegant affair took place on Sunday, July 9, 2017, from 1:00PM-5:00PM.
The organizers couldn’t have picked a better venue than the Downtown Los Angeles Mercedes-Benz Dealership to host The Muse Lifestyle Brunch. A Mercedes-Benz car exudes luxury and sophistication. Stop by if you are in the area, 1801 South Figueroa Street, 90015.

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NEW NINTH DISTRICT WINS AGAIN! Community Swearing-in of Los Angeles Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr.

NEW NINTH DISTRICT WINS AGAIN! Community Swearing-in of Los Angeles Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr.

The 9th District of Los Angeles was blessed with another term of leadership for massive community growth by the re-election of Curren Price Jr. who has achieved the unimaginable milestone in economic development and community engagement in the district. On July 8th, 2017 Councilman Price saw the swearing in of this community champion and immigrant advocate.

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Howard Hewett Rocks St. Andrews Jazz Festival

Howard Hewett Rocks St. Andrews Jazz Festival

Los Angeles-Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Southwest Neighborhood Council and Empowerment Congress Southwest Area presented the St. Andrews Jazz Festival at the St. Andrews Recreation Center.
This popular summer time festival was held on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017, during an extended 4th of July weekend for some people. This is the Second jazz festival under the wonderful leadership of Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, 8th District.

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