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#StopAsianHate Rally in Cleveland Ohio AsiaTown Sunday March 28 2021

When Ward 7 Cleveland City Councilperson Basheer Jones said, in his remarks, that now is not the time to think about “me” it is time to think about “us” as a community, he perfectly captured the spirit of the “Stop Asian Hate” rally and march that was held in AsiaTown on Sunday, March 28th. The parking lot at the corner of East 32nd Street and Payne Avenue was the locale

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Trump-Era Public Charge Rule Dropped by Biden

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that the Biden Administration will no longer apply the Trump-Era public charge rule as it is “neither in the public interest nor an efficient use of limited government resources”. The rule, which has long proved to be a significant barrier to some green card applicants, allows U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to deny a U.S. visa to any individual who is “likely

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DACA TPs American Dream Act

DACA and TPS Bill Passed by House of Representatives

On Thursday March 18th, the House of Representatives passed a bill looking to give legal status to DACA recipients, and those protected under Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The American Dream and Promise Act, part of the Biden Administration’s wide-ranging immigration reform plans, would give legal status to those who unlawfully entered the U.S. as children and are temporarily protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy – also known

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Venezuelan? Here’s everything you need to know on TPS

On Monday March 10th, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced  that 320,000 Venezuelans currently living in the U.S. are to be offered Temporary Protected Status (TPS).  This offers eligible individuals protection from deportation for at least 18 months as well as work authorization. TPS is similar to, but differs slightly from, Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). Check out our fact sheet below for everything you need to know before

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Margaret W. Wong Explains: TPS for Venezuelans

Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel Margaret W. Wong discusses today’s Temporary Protected Status designation for Venezuela from Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. This offers protections from deportation, and eligibility for work authorization for at least 18 months for Venezuelans already living in the U.S.

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TPS Protection Venezuelans

TPS Protection Offered to 320,000 Venezuelans in U.S.

The Biden Administration announced on Monday that 320,000 Venezuelans currently living in the U.S. are to be offered Temporary Protected Status (TPS), many of whom have fled the unrest brought on by the regime of Nicolás Maduro. The move, announced by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, means that Venezuelans who pass certain security and background checks will be able to live in the U.S. free from fear of

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Overseas Green Card Applications

President Biden Lifts Overseas Green Card Ban

President Biden has issued an executive order which cancels a Trump Administration ban on legal immigration to the U.S., meaning new green cards can now start to be granted to those applying from overseas. In the proclamation, Biden said that the ban was harmful to citizens and permanent residents who have been prevented from bringing certain family members (except spouses, parents or unmarried children) to live with them. When Trump

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Ohio Judge Apology China Virus

I Demand an Apology from Lake County Ohio Common Pleas Judge John P. O’Donnell for January 2021 “China Virus” Statement

I demand an apology from Lake County Ohio County Common Pleas Judge John P. O’Donnell for using the same racist words that have inspired gullible Americans to persecute their neighboring Asian Americans.  On March 5, 2021, the Asian American Bar Association of Ohio (AABA), in this attached statement, described Judge O’Donnell’s use of “China Virus.”  I quote the AABA here: “In the Lake County Bar Association’s January 2021 newsletter, Judge

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Asylum Seekers Awaiting Hearings to be Allowed Into U.S.

Thousands of migrants forced to wait in Mexico whilst their applications are processed are to be allowed to enter the U.S., the government has announced. Those with existing asylum applications can attempt to enter from February 19th under the new plans. The news comes just days after the White House said the 25,000 asylum seekers would continue to be turned away at the border whilst a ‘new and humane’ process

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