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Police serve warrants in SF Giants fan attack 


May 23, 2011 (AFP) – Los Angeles police detained several people for questioning and served search warrants Sunday as part of an investigation into the severe beating of a San Francisco Giants supporter at Dodger Stadium. The beating took place March 31 after the Major...

Abused spouses qualify for a variety of immigration benefits

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Permanent residency through marriage to U.S. citizen spouse

Recent changes in immigration legislation has made it more difficult to pursue certain traditional paths to obtaining permanent residency in the United States. Employment based immigration has been affected by retrogression. H1-b visas has been affected by lower visa quotas....

ICE arrests continue under the Obama administration

Despite widespread and, in some cases, high-profile outcry against the detention and deportation of certain undocumented immigrants in the U.S., U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been stepping-up arrest and detention levels of immigrants in the U.S. to levels...

The E-2 Visa-The Entrepreneur’s Option

The United States has long been a country that attracts international entrepreneurs.   Immigration law provides several mechanisms for investors to place key personnel in the U.S., including the investors themselves. One option is the E-2 visa category. This is also known as...

What to expect when entering the U.S.

WHETHER you are coming into the United States with a nonimmigrant visa or as a legal immigrant, entering the U.S. is an interesting experience, so it is good to be prepared. Whether you enter the country by land, air or sea, the first person you will meet upon your arrival will...
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Supreme Court orders California to free prisoners



By Lucile Malandain WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 (AFP) – The U.S. Supreme Court ordered California Monday to free thousands of prison inmates, saying chronic overcrowding violated inmates’ rights – but one judge warned the ruling was “outrageous.” In a...

De Venecia couple visits Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – (Exclusive to BALITA MEDIA, INC.) Former five-time Philippine Speaker of the House Jose de Venecia addressed the African Union diplomats at the United Nations last week as he proposed partnership between the political parties of Asia, Latin America, and Africa,...
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First guilty plea in U.S. online poker case

NEW YORK, May 24, 2011 (AFP) – The American president of a Costa Rica-based company is facing up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty on Monday to illegally processing payments for Internet poker firms. Bradley Franzen, 41, pleaded guilty in a Manhattan court to bank...

New vaccine campaign aims to improve immunization rates in L.A. County

‘Stay Healthy. Vaccinate.’ targeted toward parents and caretakers LOS ANGELES – Today the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health launched a multi-media public education campaign urging parents and caretakers to get their whole family vaccinated. The...