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The government must balance protection vs. civil liberties and peoples’ rights. Do all coming from China need to be quarantined on a military base or should we just monitor those who test positive from home? Of course those from Wuhan should be screened more carefully. The World Health Organization advises against too restrictive measures. Is more better? If you were captive on a military base or on a cruise ship, you might disagree. The quarantine on the ship docked in Japan wasn’t very effective, but we learned from it. DITCH DAIRY? The Canadian government has removed Dairy (milk products) as…

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm The ninth and final episode in the Skywalker saga welcomed the return of original characters Luke Skywalker, General Leia Organa, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Emperor Palpatine and Lando Calrissian, along with the latest generation of heroes and villains, including Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, Maz, Rose, General Hux and Kylo Ren. Tehre are some newcomers as well. Little Women Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Gerwig’s take on the beloved story of the March sisters –four young women each determined to live life on their own terms- is both timeless and timely. Portraying…

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Por: Ally Bolour, Esq. – Bolour/Carl Immigration Group A partir del 24 de febrero de 2020, USCIS impusó las nuevas reglas de carga pública en la mayoría de las solicitudes de inmigración basadas en motivos de inadmisibilidad bajo la sección 212 (a) (4) del INA. Se debe presentar un nuevo Formulario I-944 con todas las solicitudes para que el gobierno pueda determinar si un solicitante es inadmisible. Bajo estas nuevas reglas, el gobierno federal considerará una variedad de factores en cuanto a si alguien no inmigrante o un inmigrante es probable que se convierta en una carga pública en cualquier…

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By:Ally Bolour, Esq. – Bolour/Carl Immigration Group As of February24, 2020, USCIS imposed the new Public Charge rules on most immigration applications based on inadmissibility ground under INA section 212(a)(4). A new Form I-944 must be submitted with all applications so the government may determine if an applicant is inadmissible. Under these new rules, the federal government will consider a variety of factors as to whether a nonimmigrant or an immigrant is likely to become a public charge at any time in the future. If so, they will be ineligible to receive a green card or even a nonimmigrant visa. …

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Alejandro Fernández – Hecho en México Universal Music Latin Con temas como “Caballero” y “Te Olvidé” los cuales se encuentran en el tope de las listas de toda Latinoamérica, Alejandro Fernández rinde homenaje a sus raíces y se consagra como uno de los máximos representantes de la música vernácula de los últimos tiempos y uno de los grandes embajadores de la música mexicana alrededor del mundo.

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­­ A large study showed that those who eat fruits and veges have nearly a 50% reduction in risk of developing Alzhemier’s disease. Kale, beans, spinach, apples, olive oil, tea, and tomato sauce are among the sources richest of these flavonols which seem to be the active component here. Remember that nutrition works as teamwork among many ingredients and to pull out one ingredient and put it into a pill has not worked well and can be harmful. We love simple solutions, and love our pills and injections, but we are alive because our ancestors survived and had us as…

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Por: Scott Emerick, Asociado Senior – Senior Associate – Bolour/Carl Immigration Group Un artículo reciente de NPR informó que GEO, una compañía carcelaria con fines de lucro, había renovado un contrato con el Gobierno Federal para operar su centro de detención de inmigrantes en Adelanto, California. El contrato también preveía una expansión de la instalación. El contrato coincide con el aumento de la población de los centros de detención para aquellos en proceso de inmigración. A través de este esquema, todos, excepto los detenidos, ¡ganan dinero! Bajo la Ley de Inmigración y Nacionalidad (La Ley), el Congreso distinguió entre ciudadanos…

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By:Scott Emerick, Senior Associate – Bolour/Carl Immigration Group A recent NPR article reported that GEO, a for profit prison company, had renewed a contract with the Federal Government to operate its immigration detention facility in Adelanto, CA. The contract also provided for an expansion of the facility. The contract coincides with an increasing detention facility population for those in immigration proceedings. Through this scheme – everyone – except the detainees – make money! Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (The Act,) Congress distinguished between foreign nationals that must be detained and foreign nationals that could be detained – referred to…

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LA MARISOUL UN HOMENAJE TO MEXICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC FROM LALO GUERRERO TO TODAY The Soraya Sat., March 28 at 8PM Los Angeles’ own powerhouse vocalist Marisol Hernandez (aka La Marisoul) steps out on her own with a band of All-Stars to breathe new life into the most influential Mexican-American music of the past three generations. She promises tunes from Lalo Guerrero to Los Lobos, and she will bring special guest musicians. The singer’s captivating voice has been heralded for her searing takes on love, loss, and heartbreak. La Marisoul grew up on both sides of the Mexican-American border and counts her youth…

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By:Angela Filippi– Clerk, Bolour/Carl Immigration Group In November 2019, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed to increase most USCIS/Immigration application fees. According to USCIS, the current fees leave a gap in the budget of $1.3 billion per year. The proposal establishes a weighted average increase of 21% of the fee costs. Additionally, it includes the introduction of new fees, multiple fees for petitions of non-immigrant workers, limitation of numbers of beneficiaries in certain forms and changes of some benefit request requirements. For instance, adjustment of status, petitions for asylum, DACA renewals and naturalization will all be affected. The current fee…

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