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DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designations for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

From USCIS: Due to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced his decision to designate Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. As a result, eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone who are currently residing in the […]


President Obama Immigration Action November 20

Dear Clients and Friends: Finally, the time has come. Tomorrow night, at 8 pm Eastern on http://www.whitehouse.gov/live, President Barack Obama will announce the details of his plan to address our nation’s broken immigration system through executive action. It has been 510 days since the Senate passed a landmark immigration bill, and the House of Representatives still has not acted. […]


Unaccompanied Children and Mothers; An Evening of Information and Discussion.

On Tuesday, November 18th, we went to the Mentor Chamber of Commerce Lunch where we sat with Lake County Commissioner Dan Troy and discussed immigration issues in the the Lake County area. Mr Troy told us that illegal immigration is not really a big problem in Lake County the way it is in California and […]


November & December 2014 Schedule

For the remainder of November, Margaret W. Wong is in Atlanta November 20th, and in the Columbus office November 21st. In December, Scott E. Bratton will be in the LA office December 3rd, and Chicago December 11th.  Margaret W. Wong will be in Columbus December 5th, and the 19th. She will be in Atlanta December 11th, Chicago December 12th, […]


B-1 & B-2 Visas Now 10 Years; F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2, and M-1 and M-2 Now Five Years

As we reported last week, the agreement between Obama and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping to extend non-immigrant visas is taking effect immediately.  The “Revised Reciprocity Schedule for China” means no longer will foreign born tourists, students and employees leaving the US have to wait long hours and pay the State Department fees in order to […]


Landmark US-China Visa Agreement

Last week President Barack Obama surprised the world by announcing a landmark reciprocal visa agreement with China. While on a tour of Asian countries, President Obama met with the Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders at the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, where he announced the visa agreement. President Obama proclaimed that the […]


Ursuline College Founder’s Day Celebration

On Sunday, November 16th, we went to Ursuline College’s annual Founder’s Day celebration which consisted of a thoughtful mass and a delicious brunch at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights. Beautiful guitar music was provided by Sr. Kathleen Heer and Reverend Gary Chumura, Pastor of Our Lady of Peace and St. Adelbert Parish presided […]


Laketran’s 40th Anniversary Gala and Grand Visionary Awards

Our second event was took us to Lake County for Laketran’s 40th Anniversary Gala and Grand Visionary Awards. Laketran was started in 1974 as a small local service to help those of ill health get to their doctor appointments but over the years it has grown into a local public transportation system with a special […]


Cleveland’s Growing Pains: From Balkanized to Globalized

On Friday, November 14th, we went to the City Club to hear a talk called “Cleveland’s Growing Pains: From Balkanized to Globalized” by Mr. Richey Piiparinen who leads the Center for Population Dynamics at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. He is the co-editor of the book “Rust Belt […]


Dream: An American Story

We started the day with a North Coast Chamber of Commerce networking event that was held at Peter & Co. Jewelers in Avon Lake. For an early morning event held on a day with questionable weather, it had a surprisingly good number of people there and we made about 20 new contacts including Mr. Stan […]



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