Re-Registration Period Now Open for Nicaraguans with Temporary Protected Status

WASHINGTON— Current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Nicaragua’s designation who want to maintain that status through the program’s termination date of Jan. 5, 2019, must re-register between Dec. 15, 2017 and Feb. 13, 2018. Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization documentation, have been published in the Federal Register and on the USCIS website.

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Of Bulbs, Bubbles and Bitcoin

Lilium and Tulipa are of a family of plants known as Lilliodeae. They are predominantly bulbous herbaceous flowering plants found in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. Typical to their genus these plants produce fragrant flowers in different colours which have graced generations of European gardens since the 16th Century. In early references, Lilium has been found in King Solomon’s Temples and has been associated with the divine purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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USCIS to Begin Accepting Applications under the International Entrepreneur Rule

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is taking steps to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), in accordance with a recent court decision.

Although the IER was published during the previous administration with an effective date of July 17, 2017, it did not take effect because the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule on July 11, 2017, delaying the IER’s effective date until March 14, 2018.

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USCIS Updates Policy on Determining Cuban Citizenship for Those Born Outside of Cuba

USCIS is no longer considering a consular certificate documenting an individual’s birth outside of Cuba to a Cuban parent as sufficient evidence of Cuban citizenship. This policy memorandum aligns with Cuban law and applies to individuals born outside of Cuba applying for lawful permanent resident status in the United States under the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA).

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Hollywood Carnival to Announce their June Event Sunday December 10 at Ohm Nightclub in Hollywood

Los Angeles Culture Festival® Brings Caribbean and World Cultures to Hollywood Blvd for Parade and Festival June 23

Los Angeles, CA – Now in its 7th year, and considered a must attend event on the international carnival calendar, the Los Angeles Culture Festival® presents the Hollywood Carnival Parade and Festival taking over Hollywood Boulevard from 11am to 4pm on Saturday June 23 miraculously transforming this storied street into a grand carnival and extravaganza with marchers and masqueraders dressed in vibrant, breath-taking costumes, dancing to pulsating rhythms from around the globe.

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VIRGELIA PRODUCTIONS CROWNS UCHE UMEAGUKWU FIRST MISS AFRICA WORLD AT THE 29TH ANNUAL PAGEANT

VIRGELIA PRODUCTIONS CROWNS UCHE UMEAGUKWU FIRST MISS AFRICA WORLD

The 29th Annual celebration of the Miss Asia USA took a much welcome twist at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center with representation from a more global appeal adequately fitting for a pageant that prides itself on diversity not just in culture but also in the traditional definition of beauty. Reflecting the true fabric of the United States of America today could not have been complete without representation from the African diaspora.

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Rep. Bass Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Libya Slave Trade

Rep. Bass Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Libya Slave Trade

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced a resolution that condemns the migrant slave auctions in Libya that were exposed in a recent CNN International report. This resolution calls upon the Trump Administration to develop strategies to rapidly respond to the migrant and refugee situation in Libya and also demands that the government of Libya conduct an immediate investigation into the slave auctions taking place in the country.

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International Music Legend, “The Russian Bob Dylan” Boris Grebenshikov Embarks on North American Tour, Beginning in LA on December 3

International Music Legend, “The Russian Bob Dylan” Boris Grebenshikov Embarks on North American Tour, Beginning in LA on December 3

Described as the greatest living Russian poet and singer, cult music hero Boris Grebenshikov or “BG” will make his return to North America this December for a multi-city tour, in celebration of the 45th anniversary of his iconic band Aquarium that begins in Los Angeles at the Avalon on December 3.
Grebenshikov has been popular with Western audiences since 1986, when Aquarium was featured on “Red Wave,” the first compilation of rock music from St. Petersburg, Russia ever released by a US record label.

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