Month: February 2015

‘Birdman’ Director Talks About Immigration

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony took place on February 22, 2015 in Los Angeles. The Oscars is the biggest annual award show and this year’s ceremony honored the best films of 2014. The Oscar for best picture was awarded to the Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu for his film “Birdman”. Birdman did not only receive …

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Court Order to Halt Immigration Executive Action

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen issued an injunction blocking President Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform on February 16, 2015. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was set to accept applications for the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program from February 18, 2015. This court ruling will now stop the USCIS from accepting …

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Ways to Celebrate Presidents’ Day 2015

Presidents’ Day, that is observed every year on the third Monday in February and which falls on 16 February this year, honors all the presidents who have led the U.S. Most federal offices, schools, banks and post offices will be closed on this day. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will honor this day by conducting …

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USCIS to Accept Applications for Expanded DACA From February 18, 2015

USCIS will start accepting applications for a three year relief from deportation under President Obama’s expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program from February 18, 2015. This program is meant for those who came here as children. Expansion of this program is the first part of President Obama’s immigration reform plan that was announced …

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