President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

Yesterday, President Obama made an announcement on national TV setting forth an executive action on immigration. This is not comprehensive reform, but it does provide temporary relief for some undocumented people here, along with other measures. For now, all we know is an outline of this action. Here is a brief description of what President Obama announced: 1.Expand DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) to include children who entered...

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Pennsylvania National Horse Show 2014

I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of the 2014 Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA this year, offering complimentary immigration information to the riders, owners, trainers and show personnel.  It was a wonderful experience, and I had such a great time talking to everyone, and even had some time to watch some top-notch hunters and amazing open jumpers. To those of you who do not know much about the PA National Horse...

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Victims of Severe Domestic Violence and Asylum

Over the years, there has been a battle over whether victims of severe domestic violence abroad have asylum claims here in the USA.  The battle began with Matter of R-A-, where a Guatemalan woman who suffered over ten years of violence at the hands of her husband, escaped to the USA and filed asylum.  The respondent’s asylum claim lingered for many years in the USA, bouncing between the immigration courts, the BIA and even the Attorney...

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Crisis at the Border

Over the last few months, the southern border of the USA has been flooded with unaccompanied minor children and young families from Central America.  The minor children and families (primarily made up of mothers with young children) are being held at detention centers on the southern border, with the most notorious located in Artesia, New Mexico. The children and families are being placed into removal (deportation) proceedings on the...

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The Ashtabula Multi-Cultural Festival-2014!

The nearby town of Ashtabula, Ohio hosted the Ashtabula Multi-Cultural Festival on July 26 and 27, 2014, which was a great success!  Not only were there fantastic cultural performances, ranging from the Lenape Nation to Argentine tango  to Hawaiian dancers, but wonderful snacks and drinks.  It is always wonderful to see a community come together and embrace all of its diverse members, truly opening welcome arms to all! I had the opportunity to...

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