Ms. Wong awarded Cleveland Heritage Medal

On Thursday evening, November 18th, we accompanied Ms. Margaret W. Wong and her family to the Rotunda in Cleveland City Hall where the Cleveland Heritage Medal was bestowed upon her, as the Founder and Managing Partner of Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC, as well as several other most worthy recipients.

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Lebanon Day at Cleveland City Hall

The continuing worsening economic/humanitarian crisis in Lebanon loomed prominently in the background during the Lebanon Day gathering in the Rotunda at Cleveland City Hall on the evening of Friday, November 19th.

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Voting Rights Rally

On Saturday afternoon, November 13th, we went to the Free Stamp area in Willard Park to attend a rally on behalf of the Freedom to Vote Act which is, at the time of this writing, pending a vote in the United States Senate.

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Re-imagining Education Post Covid-19

On Thursday, November 18th, we attended a virtual City Club Youth Forum titled “Reimagining Education Post Covid-19” which largely dealt with how the pandemic exacerbated/brought to the forefront the inequities that have existed in education for a long time and attempts to re-imagine education so that these problems can be successfully addressed.

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Work Permit Victory for H-1B Spouses

The Biden administration last week reached a settlement to provide automatic work authorisation permits to the spouses of temporary workers, including many on H-1B and L-1 visas. An H-4 visa is issued by USCIS to immediate family members (spouse and children under 21 years old) of the H-1B visa holders. The visa is normally issued to those who have already started the process of seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status

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Travel Ban Lifted! Here’s Everything You Need to Know

On Monday, November 8th, the United States reopened its borders and lifted a pandemic travel ban that saw most visitors banned from entering the country from 30+ countries, for over 19 months. There are new rules in place which involve international visitors providing proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test. There are various exceptions for children and those travelling from countries with low vaccine availability. Proof of Vaccination:  Non-citizens

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Thousands of Veterans Naturalized on Veterans Day

On Thursday, November 11, U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalized over 4,000 serving and ex-military personnel in honor of Veterans day. The 4,400 armed forces members were made citizens in 90 ceremonies across the country, adding to the thousands who become citizens each year. In FY2021, this number reached 8,800 – a huge increase on FY2020, when applications were severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “USCIS is committed to

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