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Optimized Processing at US Ports of Entry for Canadian TN and L-1 Applicants

Since September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been optimizing processing for first-time Canadian TN and L applicants seeking entry into the United States and has designated ports of entry to process the high volume of applicants efficiently. The TN visa is similar to an H-1B visa in that it is a temporary work visa […]


Hispanic Roundtable Candidates and Issues Forum

On Thursday, October 23rd, our event for the day was the 2014 Hispanic Roundtable Candidates and Issues Forum presided over by our friend Mr. Jose Feliciano at La Sagrada Familia Church on Detroit Avenue in Cleveland. As the program notes stated: “The Hispanic Roundtable is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to act as a […]


New York City Council Votes to Stop Cooperation with ICE

The New York City Council voted 41 to 6 in favor of ending cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over immigration detainers. ICE issues notices, known as immigration detainers, to local law enforcement agencies to request that they continue to hold an individual who is suspected of being an undocumented immigrant, after the individual would have […]


72nd Annual Human Service Institute Lecture

On Tuesday, October 21st, we attended the 72nd Annual Human Services Institute lecture in the Scott Auditorium at Metrohealth in Cleveland which was put on by the Center for Community Solutions. The featured speaker was Dr. Isabel Sawhill who was here to discuss her latest book, “Generation Unbound: Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage”. […]


Thinking Like the Customer and Ohio Gubernatorial Debate at the City Club

On Wednesday, October 22nd, our first stop was a multi-chamber of commerce lunch the German-American Cultural Center on Columbia Road in Olmsted Falls. The speaker was Ms. Jennifer Downey, President of Ambiance whose topic was “Thinking Like the Customer”. Ambiance is a company that is 34 years old, has 7 retail locations and employs 60 […]


Women’s Roundtable at the City Club and Doing Business in China

The first event that we attended on Monday, October 20th, was a Women’s Roundtable at the City Club titled “The Problems Facing Ohio Women” put on by the Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus. The special guests were Ms. Terry O’Neill, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and Ms. Sharon Neuhardt, Democratic Candidate for Lt. […]


DHS To Implement Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

Last week the Department of Homeland Security announced that it will implement the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for Haitian family members of US Citizens or lawful permanent residents. This program will apply only Haitians with approved immigrant relative visa petitions but who are waiting in Haiti for their priority […]


An Irish brunch at Claddagh’s and the 24th Annual Pig Roast at the West Side Irish American Club

On Sunday, October 19th, we had a good time and learned a lot by attending two Irish events. First, we gathered at Claddagh’s Irish Pub in Legacy Village in Lyndhurst for another outing of the Cleveland Food Passport Adventurers, this time a “traditional Irish breakfast.” There were quite a few of us in attendance including […]


Pulaski Day Ceremony and Turkish Coffee Night

On Saturday, October 18th, the first event that we planned to attend was the annual Pulaski Day ceremony near the Pulaski Monument in downtown Cleveland. We started off for the event but before we turned off the freeway we received a call from Mr. Francis Rutkowski from the Polonia Foundation who told us that due […]


Hispanic Heritage Month at City Hall and Freedom Fund dinner at the Lake County NAACP

On Friday, October 17th, our first event was the annual Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Celebration in the Rotunda at Cleveland City Hall. Hispanic Heritage Month actually ran from September 15th through October 15th and on this day there was a very positive, upbeat quality to the the conclusion as those taking part, including ourselves, enjoyed […]



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