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Thanksgiving – an immigrant’s tradition

While everyone associates the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims, that is not historically correct.  Several thanksgiving celebrations were held by immigrants prior to that event.  The first recorded Thanksgiving ceremony took place on September 8, 1565 when 600 Spanish...

Deportation due to an arrest

Paul Choi is an immigration attorney and professor of law located at 16000 Ventura Blvd. Ste 1201, Encino, CA. 91436. Atty Choi will answer all questions regarding immigration and naturalization for free. Address questions to pchoi@pchoilaw.com or telephone 818 714-2226. Atty...

Relief from default in divorce cases

There are situations in both Divorce and Child Support cases where the Summons and Petition resulted to a default against one party for failing to respond in time.  In certain situations, the defaulted party failed to respond in time because he or she did not even know that he...

Harry Reid to reintroduce the Dream Act in Congress

On November 18, 2010, Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) stated that he would reintroduce the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (“DREAM ACT”) as a “stand-alone” bill during the “lame duck” Congressional session commencing after...

Marriage fraud for immigration purposes

By Atty. James G. Beirne If you are in a relationship and contemplating marriage with a foreign national, it is important to be aware of the U.S. immigration laws regarding marriage. A solid understanding of the rules involved will ensure that you and your spouse have a...

What is a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Deciding to file for bankruptcy is a difficult decision. No one ever anticipates that they will get into financial hot water, but life has its unexpected twists and turns. Bankruptcy is a very useful tool for people that are experiencing financial problems. While the decision...

Franco, Hathaway picked as co-hosts for Oscars

LOS ANGELES – James Franco and Anne Hathaway will be running the show at the next Academy Awards. Oscar organizers said Monday that Franco and Hathaway will be co-hosts of the 83rd ceremony on Feb. 27. The announcement creates the prospect that one or both hosts might also...

Iya confirms she will stay a Kapamilya star

MANILA, Nov 22 (Mabuhay) – Actress Iya Villania remains a Kapamilya star after she signed a 3-year contract with ABS-CBN. Speculations circulated earlier that Villania will leave ABS-CBN for GMA and join her former ASAP co-stars Rachelle Ann Go and Mark Bautista in the...

Fil-Am Coach Erik Spoelstra Reportedly Frustrating Heat

The Heat held a players-only meeting after losing to the Mavericks on Saturday night, and the main topic of that meeting could have been head coach Erik Spoelstra. According to a report, Heat players are growing increasingly frustrated with their coach as the team continues to...

“Bad” Habits That Can Boost Your Health

Yes, it’s true: There are health benefits to some of our worst habits. So why does being bad feel so good? “‘Bad habits allow us to act like children, which may be a good or a bad thing depending on the circumstances,” Dr. Daniel J. Carlat, associate...