LOS ANGELES CULTURE FESTIVAL™ CROWNS FIRST EVER HOLLYWOOD CARNIVAL QUEEN 2015

Hollywood, CA – On March 13th, 2015 carnival lovers from all over the world witnessed the highly anticipated 4th Annual “Official Band Launch of Hollywood Carnival 2015”. This sold out gala was the ideal setting for the first ever, official crowning of “Miss Hollywood Carnival 2015”. This premiere cultural event took place at Ebanos Crossing in Downtown Los Angeles, hosted by the Los Angeles Culture Festival™ and attended by several high profile dignitaries including press and media.

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The Los Angeles Culture Festival™ (LACF) and Hollywood Carnival 2015

The Los Angeles Culture Festival™ (LACF) and Hollywood Carnival are proud to present the Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival™ — a world culture festival — expressing the colors of culture and freedom of the world as one people. This is a celebration of our cultures and traditions, featuring colorful costumes, dances, food, arts & crafts, and music from around the world.

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ICE removes former El Salvador defense minister

ICE removes former El Salvador defense minister

WASHINGTON –A former minister of defense of El Salvador was removed from the United States by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Wednesday, after the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) dismissed his appeal and upheld an immigration judge’s decision finding him removable for his role in the commission of human rights violations during the Civil War in El Salvador. The 1980-1992 war resulted in the death of more than 70,000 civilians.

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District Court Allows DOL to Continue Processing Certifications for H-2B Program and USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-2B Petitions

On April 15, 2015, the federal district court in the Northern District of Florida issued an order effectively permitting the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to continue issuing temporary labor certifications under the H-2B visa program through May 15, 2015. As a result, DOL will continue to process temporary labor certification applications under its 2008 H-2B regulations through May 15, 2015.

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Tenth Annual South East European Film Festival in Los Angeles To Present Inaugural Legacy and Lifetime Achievement Awards

Tenth Annual South East European Film Festival in Los Angeles To Present Inaugural Legacy and Lifetime Achievement Awards

Beverly Hills, CA — The South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) (seefilmla.org) will celebrate its 10th anniversary beginning April 30th, with a special opening night gala at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. This year the festival will place the spotlight on the rich cinema of Romania, and to celebrate its milestone year, will present its first ever Legacy and Lifetime Achievement Awards to Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris and legendary Romanian actor Victor Rebengiuc.

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USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunity

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, a competitive grant opportunity for organizations that prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics. The program will provide up to $10 million in grants for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country. Applications are due by May 15.

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