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2021 One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

On Sunday, August 29th, we once again tabled behalf of Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC, this time in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens for the 75th anniversary of One World Day, an event that we have consistently sponsored over the years.

Ms. Sheila Murphy Crawford, past President of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation, put it beautifully when she described One World Day as “a great celebration of all the countries of the world as we exchange music, entertainment, food, ideas and friendship.”

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Tabling at the Akron Pride Festival

On Saturday, August 28th, we tabled all day on behalf of Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC at the Akron Pride Festival whose mission is “to unify and affirm the LGBTQ+ community and allies in celebrating our diversity and promoting our likeness. We promote acceptance of all individuals by defending human equity.”

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Immigration Attorney Francis Fungsang Helps Local School By Sponsoring Hole at Golf Tournament

Our immigration attorney and law firm partner, Francis Fungsang, participated in a golf outing benefiting the St. Dominic School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Founded in 1950, with 225 students and a 9 to 1 student teacher ratio, St. Dom School, teaches children, kindergarten through the eighth grade, St. Dom offers a rigorous curriculum following the guidelines set by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio, which align with – and often

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The Ukrainian Museum and Archives Reopens to Teach and Celebrate Ukrainians in the United States

In the early evening of Friday, August 13th, we went to the re-opening of the Ukrainian Museum and Archives on Kenilworth Avenue in Tremont which is devoted to the preservation and sharing of Ukrainian culture as well as the immigrant experience. Along these lines, we visited with Mr. Michael G. Dobronos, member of the board of directors, who told us of new plans to build a conservatory lab which will

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A Trip to the British Isles at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

We had a very busy day on Saturday, August 14th, and it didn’t look like we were going to be able to make it to the Centennial Peace Plaza at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens (CCG) by 6pm in time for a program titled “A Trip to the British Isles” presented by the leadership of the British and Irish Cultural Gardens. But, at the last minute, we broke free and were

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President Biden Offers Hong Kong Residents in the United States Protection from Removal and Work Authorization for 18 months

On Thursday (August 5, 2021) President Biden issued a memorandum directing Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for “certain Hong Kong residents” who are present in the US. DED will be available to residents of Hong Kong who were present in the United States on August 5, 2021 and remain continuously present in the US since August 5, 2021. President Biden stated that his decision was in response to China’s imposition of

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WATCH: E-2 Investment Visa – What You Need to Know!

The E-2 non-immigrant ‘treaty’ visa allows a citizen of a treaty country (a country which has a Treaty of Trade and Commerce with the United States) to be admitted to the United States when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business. Certain employees of such a person or organization may also be eligible for this classification. Get more information on Investment Visas here.

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New Work Permit Lifeline for Undocumented Crime Victims Waiting for U-Visas

Usually when you file for a U-Visa ( for victims of certain crimes), you’ll need to wait in line for 5-6 years before securing authorization to work. Last week, the White House announced that people waiting for U-visas will have their applications preliminarily reviewed, and if the applications are deemed “bona fide,” they will receive work permits and protection from deportation while they wait for final approval on their visas. Margaret W. Wong

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ICE To Halt Immigration Detention of Pregnant Women

U.S. immigration officials have announced that they will no longer routinely jail migrants facing deportation if they are pregnant or recently gave birth, in what is a reversal of policies enacted by Trump. The new directive, announced Friday July 9th, does not bar Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from initiating proceedings to deport women who are pregnant, nursing or have given birth within the past year. However, they would generally

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