Discussing Pediatric RSV with Experts – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Discussing Pediatric RSV with Experts – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

By Linda Nwoke Over the past few weeks, the Pediatric intensive care units in U.S. hospitals have been experiencing an overflow in cases of sick children. Many presenting symptoms are associated with the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), an illness that causes 2 out of every 100 deaths in healthy under 5-year-old children. The increasing cases […]

Are You in an Abusive Relationship? You Can Get a Green Card Through VAWA

Are You in an Abusive Relationship? You Can Get a Green Card Through VAWA

By Mary Campbell In 2021, the United Nations published the report “Measuring the Shadow Pandemic: Violence Against Women During COVID-19.” It said that since the pandemic, violence against women has increased to unprecedented levels. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine said that domestic violence cases increased by 25 to 33 percent globally. The National Commission […]

Investigation Confirms Immigrant Women Held by ICE Underwent Illegal Medical Procedures at Georgia Facility

Investigation Confirms Immigrant Women Held by ICE Underwent Illegal Medical Procedures at Georgia Facility

By Linda Nwoke, A Journal Exclusive In September 2020, the news broke on a class-action lawsuit filed by former detainees at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, against several parties, including the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Center, Dr. Mahendra Amin, and the Irwin County Hospital. The facility, under the […]

Congress Proposes the Case Backlog and Transparency Act to Tackle USCIS Backlogs

Congress Proposes the Case Backlog and Transparency Act to Tackle USCIS Backlogs

By Raul Pinto The backlog of pending applications at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased exponentially in the last few years. Congress is finally taking notice. The Case Backlog and Transparency Act, introduced by Congressman Tony Cárdenas on October 25, seeks to address the long delays encountered by millions of immigrants who applied for […]

ICYMI: Mayor Adams Pens Op-Ed on the 2022 General Election

ICYMI: Mayor Adams Pens Op-Ed on the 2022 General Election

Mayor Eric Adams and Kathy Hochul on stage during election campaign rally for Governor Kathy Hochul at BKLYN Studios in New York on November 5, 2022. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today penned the following opinion piece on working class voters and the 2022 general election: As Democrats celebrate averting election […]

USCIS Extends COVID-19-Related Flexibilities

USCIS Extends COVID-19-Related Flexibilities

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending certain COVID-19-related flexibilities through Jan. 24, 2023, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors. Under these flexibilities, USCIS considers a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set forth in the following requests or notices before taking any action, if the request or notice was issued […]

USCIS is Expediting EADs for Healthcare and Childcare Workers

USCIS is Expediting EADs for Healthcare and Childcare Workers

By Linda Nwoke The Autumn/Fall season brings a lot of noticeable changes – changing colors, shorter days, and lower temperatures. The progressive reduction of the hours of light also affects our bodies, including mild states of sadness and anxiety. Despite the changing times, COVID-19 continues to lurk around, keeping the nation and its system at […]

TPS Extension “A Critical and Timely First Step.”

TPS Extension “A Critical and Timely First Step.”

Washington, DC – May 11, 2022: TPS activists rally at Union Station to call on the Biden administration to make good on the promise to continue the program along with creating a path to citizenship. (Shutterstock) Washington, DC – Late yesterday, the Biden Administration announced via the Federal Register that beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations […]

Domestic Violence Takes Many Forms

Domestic Violence Takes Many Forms

By Erin Telesford Domestic Violence (DV) is one of the most underreported crimes that take place in New York, yet it has some of the most extensive impacts on victims and those exposed to DV. Nationally, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience physical violence by their intimate partner at some […]

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