USCIS proudly welcomes legendary Dodger Fernando Valenzuela as a new U.S. Citizen

LOS ANGELES – This morning, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) welcomed Dodgers broadcaster and legendary baseball pitcher Fernando Valenzuela as a new U.S. citizen in downtown L.A. Valenzuela raised his right hand and took the Oath of Allegiance with nearly 8,000...

American citizenship through the U.S. Army

MAVNI stands for Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, a program of the United States Army that aims to recruit and allow enlistment of certain legal non-immigrant aliens with foreign language and cultural capabilities. Successful applicants and recruits are...

Rep. Chu, leaders promote DACA due to low enrollment

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman “Nothing to fear and everything to gain.” According to Rep. Judy Chu, this is what’s in store for all eligible applicants of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is an immigration policy which allows certain undocumente...

NaFFAA renews call for Temporary Protected Status for PHL

Washington, D.C. As the Filipino American community prepares to mark the first year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is renewing its call on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to do the right thing and grant...

No automatic relief under TPS

Undocumented will still have to apply even if Temporary Protected Status for PHL is granted Los Angeles – Though it seems like a big welcome news for the Philippine government to request the US to grant Temporary Protected Status for the country, it doesn’t mean automatic relief...

I don’t need $1 million for a Green Card

Question: I heard that there is a type of visa whereby I don’t need to invest $1,000,000 to get the Green Card, but rather can use my business knowledge and business. Is this true? Answer: Yes, it is the much less known Multinational Manager Visa. This is where you have 2...

Changing employers without losing your green card

By Attorneys Robert L. Reeves, Joseph I. Elias & Nancy E. Miller  The skilled worker immigrant visa category known as EB-3 is one of the most heavily used categories for obtaining permanent resident status. The demand for this category is so great that it created a six-year...

Pacquiao wwept up in Linsanity

Boxing champ to meet with Jeremy Lin in New York  tomorrow By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 – Like much of America, Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao has been swept up in Linsanity. “I’m so proud of Jeremy Lin,” Pacquiao told Balita Media after a press...

Joel Bander faces more legal problems as more victims surface

By Rhony Laigo JOEL BANDER, the lawyer who now claims to have been set up probably by his own victims or by those who have an axe to grind against him in what is turning out to be a celebrated sex scandal that he allegedly committed in the Philippines, may yet face more legal...

Dr. Manny Calayan: We were never shut down

Dr. Manny Calayan speaks to the media and says operations at the Calayan clinic in Los Angeles never stopped despite a sting conducted by the Medical Board last year.