USCIS and the City of New York Expand Immigrant Integration Efforts and Support for Aspiring U.S. Citizens

NEW YORK— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Office of the Mayor of New York City have joined forces to strengthen citizenship education and awareness efforts in the City of New York. The new partnership began today as part of a signed letter of agreement between USCIS Director Léon Rodríguez and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. The agreement will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2018.



Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Announces Winners

Los Angeles, CA (June 7, 2015 ) – There was laughter and celebration as the 9th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) concluded Sunday, June 7 at the Egyptian Theatre. The evening began with a screening of Panos H. Koutras “Xenia” followed by their annual Orpheus Awards Ceremony and Closing Night Gala Reception and live auction under the Hollywood stars.


South Korea’s Chung Mong-Joon Considering FIFA Presidential Bid

Former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon said on Wednesday that he will “carefully consider” running for FIFA presidency, following Sepp Blatter’s unexpected resignation as head of soccer’s global governing body. Chung, the biggest shareholder of South Korea’s Hyundai conglomerate, has been a fierce critic of the 79-year-old Swiss president for years, calling Blatter an “impetuous child” in his 2011 memoir.


Access to Health Care – Why a 74-Year-Old SF Resident Is Becoming a Citizen

SAN FRANCISCO – Mildred Cordova thinks the time has come for her 74-year-old mother to become a U.S. citizen.

Cordova, 44, came to the United States from the Philippines in 2001. Her mother, Teresita Sarmiento, followed in 2010. While Cordova gained citizenship when she married a U.S. citizen, her mother still doesn’t have U.S. citizenship.

One of the biggest barriers her mother has faced as a lawful permanent resident rather than a citizen, says Cordova, is around access to health care.


Garifuna International Film Festival Schedule Of Events

From the Heart of the World – The Elder Brothers Warning is a documentary about the Kogi people who inhabit the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain in northern Colombia.

Direct descendants of the Tayrona people they survived Spanish Conquistadors – a feat no other tribe can claim. Long thought extinct, they reappeared from their mountain home to warn the world about the harmful damage it was causing.


Los Angeles Greek Film Festival June 3-7, Egyptian Theatre Hollywood

(Los Angeles- May 14, 2015) – The Ninth Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF/ is pleased to announce that Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, for Home Box Office and “Hercules” scribe Evan Spiliotopoulos are this year’s recipients of the Festival’s top honor – the prestigious Honorary Orpheus Award. The Awards will be given out at the red carpet Closing Night Gala on Sunday, June 7 at the Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood following the screening of Panos Koutras’ XENIA.