As a former plus-size model, I know all too well the pain and disappointment of rejection and judgments based solely on appearance, both professionally and personally. I have lived it time and time again. But, rather than allowing the numerous barrier-inducing critics of my plus-size define who I was, how I would live my life, and what measure of success and happiness I could achieve, I instead chose to face that “cold winter season” head on, turning what others had deemed as challenges into the very assets that would help me realize tremendous success in all aspects of my life.Details
As a permanent resident of the United States, you may help a relative become a lawful permanent resident based on your status. To do so, you will need to sponsor your relative and be able to prove that you have enough income or assets to support your relative(s) when they come to the United States.Details
When Zenaida Pantaleón left Cuba, she and her husband, a Mexican citizen, lost her home and business.
Now 94, the great-grandmother, who uses a wheelchair, has no expectations of reclaiming those assets.
“That was a lifetime ago,” she says, hopeful that Cuba has a better future. “I have never returned, but my daughter went back thirty years ago. She says a doctor and his family are living in the home and have taken good care of it.”
Having spent half a century in Mexico, she raised her daughter and seen her grandchildren become adults with their own families.
Her serene attitude toward her losses as the Cuban Revolution became communist is not shared by all who have legal claims, or may have legal claims, to properties seized by the Cuban State.Details
As a citizen of the United States, you may help a relative become a lawful permanent resident of the United States by obtaining what is often referred to as a “Green Card.” To do so, you need to sponsor your relative and be able to prove that you have enough income or assets to support your relative(s) when they come to the United States. You begin the process by filing Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative.Details
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There’s something special about family working together, whether it’s in business or in the barn. Pablo Jimenez Godoy and Arturo Ferrando, both originally from Venezuela, along with their families are doing both, joining forces in new business venture called Staller. They have launched a new downloadable application that promises to revolutionize the way owners and trainers find and rent stalls for their horses, and the Ferrando and Godoy families run it almost entirely.Details
The Southern Poverty Law Center says post-election hate incidents towards immigrants have not only surged but now surpass the reported number of hate incidents towards blacks, the usual target of such attacks, according to the F.B.I.
The Montgomery, Ala.-based SPLC, whose reputation was founded on the legal defense of African Americans targeted by hate groups, is turning to a new road in order to address these post-election hate incidents.
The new tactic is a petition asking for president-elect Donald J. Trump to rescind his appointment of Stephen Bannon as White House strategist and senior counselor.
Bannon, who has been executive chair of Breitbart News, is “a man who led a media empire into becoming what a former Breitbart editor called a ‘cesspool for white supremacist mememakers’,” explains SPLC president Richard Cohen. The civil rights group’s circulating petition states Bannon “simply has no business in the White House.”Details
NEW ORLEANS, La. — In 2014, Professor Patrick Johansson of the University of Nebraska Medical Center conducted a study of over 400 older Latinos in rural areas of his state. Among the findings were that Hispanics “experience a high degree of depression due to perceived discrimination.”
The analysis, which is currently under review for scientific publication, found that those who reported high levels of discrimination also had a 60-70 percent rate of depression, said Johansson, who spoke at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Conference in New Orleans last week.
That study came before Donald Trump famously launched his presidential campaign earlier this year, deriding Mexicans coming into the United States as “rapists” and “murderers.”Details
MIAMI- Donald J. Trump’s campaign vows to detain and deport “anyone who illegally crosses the border” and revoke DACA, the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, have sown fear among the 11 million immigrants who reside in the U.S. without official authorization. Americans for Immigrant Justice, a nonprofit advocacy group, has been at the forefront of providing legal services to immigrants in Florida and beyond for two decades. I recently spoke with Adonia R. Simpson, supervising attorney of AIJ’s Children’s Legal Program, to learn more about what her group has observed since Trump was elected.Details
The audience of a rally held in the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall on Nov. 14, in which the mayor affirmed that San Francisco will remain a sanctuary city. Jim Wilson/The New York Times Since the election, mayors and officials in many major U.S. cities have stated they will remain “sanctuary cities”, or places…Details
SAN FRANCISCO — Two days after Donald Trump’s victory, immigration experts told reporters to keep a close eye on the president-elect’s transition team and his appointments to key government positions, for clues as to what to expect from his administration once he is sworn in on Jan. 20, 2017.
“We’re hearing a lot of questions and, honestly, a little bit of panic,” said Sally Kinoshita, deputy director of Immigrant Legal Resource Center.
But, she said, it’s important to put the election in context.Details