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February Free Education Immigration Seminar

New Americans flocked to our February Free Immigration Seminar on Saturday, February 28th. We had a full house.  The judicial blockage of President Obama’s Executive Action and the threat of withholding funding from the Department of Homeland Security only heightened attendee’s interest in and apprehension about their current and future status with regards to US […]


Coffee with COSE

On Tuesday, March 3rd, we started off the day with a “Coffee with COSE” gathering at Panera’s in Brooklyn. We got to visit with COSE (meaning Council of Smaller Enterprises, a division of the Greater Cleveland Partnership) representatives Ms. Diane M. Jusko, Mr. Jason Guyer, and Mr. Chad Hamman who sincerely wanted to learn how […]


Lunar New Year at CSU and Holi Festival at the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art

On Saturday, February 28th, we attended three events representative of the different cultures of Cleveland. First, we went the annual Lunar New Moon celebration that the Confucius Institute puts on each year in the main atrium at CSU. Unfortunately, Dr. Anthony Yen and Ms. Elizabeth Miller were not there when we were but we got […]


Connecting for Kids Fundraiser

On Friday evening we went to the Ahern’s Banquet Center in Avon for the Third Annual Fundraiser for Connecting for Kids, which according to the information that we were given, “was formed in 2011 with a mission to provide education and support to families who have questions or concerns about their child’s development (including behavioral […]


Irish American Archives Society’s 2015 Walks of Life Award Dinner

On Thursday night we attended two gatherings in the flats which took place right across the street from each other so we only had to find one parking spot for our car. The first event was the annual COSE meeting at the Music Box Supper Club which must have been attended by 80 people or […]


Grand Opening of the International Community Health Center

On Wednesday, February 25th, we went to the grand opening of the International Community Health Center (ICHC) on the 2nd Floor of Asian Town Center at 38th and Superior. Today was the culmination of a dream of many people including Mr. Michael Byun, Executive Director of ICHC. Mr. Byun remembered his first years in the […]


March 2015 Schedule

Ms. Margaret W. Wong will be in Atlanta February 24th, March 17th and April 7th; Columbus on March 6th & 20th; Chicago on March 13th; and Nashville on March the 5th and the 24th. Francis Fungsang will be in Los Angeles March 3rd, and Scott E. Bratton will be in Los Angeles March 18th. All other dates, […]


Towards Full Equality: Transgender Identity in Northeast Ohio

On Tuesday, February 24th, we attended a City Club program titled “Towards Full Equality: Transgender Identity in Northeast Ohio” featuring a panel consisting of law professor Susan J. Becker; Dr. Henry Ng, M.D., President of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association; Ms. Stacey Parsons, Transgender Activist; and Mr. Darius Stubbs, Teaching Artist at the Cleveland […]


20th Anniversary Legislative Breakfast of the Lake County Development Counil

On Monday, February 23rd, our only event for the day was the 20th Anniversary Legislative Breakfast of the Lake County Development Council which was La Malfa on Heisley Road in Mentor. Several hundred people turned our for this event and the ballroom was almost entirely packed. We got to hear U.S. Congressman David Joyce, Ohio […]


DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants Seeking Employment-Based Lawful Permanent Residence

“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept […]