City Club Event: Toxic Stress

On Thursday, March 21st, we headed over to the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland to attend a City Club forum titled “ACEs and Toxic Stress: Rewriting the Story for the Next Generation” which featured Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a noted pediatrician who recently became the first Surgeon General of California. We did not know what ACE stood for at the start; fortunately, we were seated with Ms. Cindy

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Teatime for Peace

On Wednesday, March 20th, we attended what we believe was our fifth session of Teatime for Peace (we both enjoy and learn from sessions so much we have lost track of the number of times we have attended), this time in the LSC Conference Room at John Carroll University presented in part by Campus Ministry and the Muslim Student Society which “serves to give support and information about Islam to

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I-130 for Mexican Mother

Caught by the Law Our client came to the United States from Guatemala as a young woman and raised and supported her children here for 28 years. After a minor traffic citation, the police officer contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who took her into custody. She was still in jail when her family contacted Margaret W. Wong & Associates to help her with her case. Bond and I-130 With the

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For Chinese Couple

Finding Love at Last Mr. K was born in Hong Kong in 1961. In 1986, he came to the United States as a student. He continued living quietly in the USA for many years after his studies, but never married. That all changed when, at the age of 51, he met a woman through some mutual friends. The only problem was that she lived in New York and he in

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Brexit, Transatlantic Relations, and the Future of NATO

A Distinguished Speaker On Tuesday, March 19, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosted perhaps one of the most topical and timely events in recent memory. The event this evening focused on Brexit, and the deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union is only days away. The speaker was Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, the founding executive director of the Future Diplomacy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School. Ms.

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Facing History and Ourselves

On Tuesday, March 19th, we spent a good deal of the day at the Mandel Jewish Day School on Shaker Blvd. in Beachwood where we attended a program put on by Facing History and Ourselves titled “Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today”. The program was coordinated by Ms. Lisa Lefstein-Berusch, Senior Program Associate in Cleveland, and Ms. Staci Rosenthal, Program Associate regarding Jewish Education. As Ms. Lefstein-Berusch

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I-601/I-601A Waivers

What is the difference between an I-601 and an I-601A waiver? Both are waivers of inadmissibility that are based on hardship to a qualifying U.S. citizen or LPR relative. The main difference is that you can apply for the I-601 from inside or outside of the United States; for the I-601A, you have to be in the country since it is designed as a pre-approved waiver of inadmissibility. The I-601A

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Beto O’Rourke in Cleveland

On Monday, March 18th, we found out that former U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke (Democrat from Texas’ 16th District), a candidate for the U.S. Presidency in 2020, would be speaking that very day in Cleveland at Gino’s Cento Anno on Denison Avenue. We decided to go and ask him about the immigration policy that he would pursue if ultimately elected. Prior to attending, we knew little about him beyond that he

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St. Patrick’s Day Events

We started celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2019 on Saturday, March 16th, when we attended a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance presented by the Alumni Association of the Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers that took place at the Painesville Township Park Community Center on Hardy Road in Painesville where we enjoyed a pasta dinner and dancing for two hours (until we puckered out from fatigue) to the mostly old-style rock n’ roll music

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Countdown to 2020 at the City Club

On Friday, March 15th, we went to the City Club of Cleveland for a noontime program titled “Countdown to 2020” regarding prospects for the 2020 U.S. Presidential race which is coming up very quickly. In fact we didn’t realize it until it was mentioned, but by this time next year, several primaries will have already taken place. The program was a panel discussion where Mr. Joseph Frolik, Executive Editor of

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