Federal Court Orders Trump To Accept New DACA Applications

first_imgA Federal District Court ruled on Friday that the Trump administration must resume accepting new applications for the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, in order to comply with a recent Supreme Court ruling issued on June 18, 2020, denying the government’s right to terminate the program. -Have been under 31 years of age on June 15, 2012 (even though you can be age 31 or above now);-Have last entered and remained in the U.S. on or before June 15, 2007, before your 16th birthday;-Have been physically inside the U.S. on June 15, 2012 and on the date of the application;-Not be in lawful immigration status on June 15, 2012, meaning you cannot have been in the U.S. in legal status on that date;-Must be either currently studying or have graduated from high school, earned a GED or have an honorable discharge from the US Armed Forces or the Coast Guard; and-Have not been convicted of a felony or DUI, or convicted of a “significant misdemeanor” or 3 or more misdemeanors of any kind. Following the Supreme Court decision in favor of Dreamers last month, the Trump administration has continued to defiantly refuse to accept new DACA applications. However, as of today, Monday, July 20th, the USCIS Webpage for DACA has not been updated in accordance with either the Supreme Court decision, or the Federal District Court order and instead continues to state that the agency is not accepting any new DACA applications. But more likely than not, this recent court order will eventually force the agency to comply, hopefully sooner, rather than later. Dreamers should visit the USCIS DACA webpage frequently for updates. Once the USCIS does begin accepting new DACA applications again, it’s very important to understand that the eligibility requirements and benefits are the same as under the original Obama DACA program. For instance, if you came to the U.S. even a day after June 15, 2007 you do not qualify. If you came to the U.S. before June 15, 2007, but you were age 16 or above, you do not qualify, even if you came only a day after your 16th birthday. If you were in the U.S. in legal immigration status on June 15, 2012, you do not qualify (for example you were in the U.S. as a visitor and your period of stay (I-94) had not expired by that date). center_img — By Immigration Attorney Caroly Pedersen and American Immigration Central Coming nearly a month after the Supreme Court’s ruling, Judge Grimm’s order means that the DACA policy must be restored to what it was before the Trump administration terminated it in September 2017, mandating that the USCIS resume accepting new DACA requests under the 2012 executive order by Obama. Those who qualify receive a work permit and DACA status, which is renewable every two years. Pay very close attention to the requirements and do not use “magical thinking” when applying, since this is not the safest time to apply for immigration benefits that you are not eligible for. It will unnecessarily expose your personal information and that of your family to the Trump administration. Technical details absolutely govern whether or not an individual is eligible. To be eligible under the requirements of the DACA program, you must:last_img read more

Cocaine ‘treasure island’ found off Puerto Rico

first_img Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Cocaine ‘treasure island’ found off Puerto Rico by: – August 15, 2012 Cocaine. Photo credit: topnews.aeFAJARDO, Puerto Rico — Federal and state law enforcement agencies in Puerto Rico recently uncovered a “hidden treasure” consisting of approximately 18 pounds of bricked cocaine buried in an area protected by Fish and Wild Life Reserve at the Municipal Island of Culebra, Puerto Rico. The hidden contraband allegedly was buried there several years before, after it washed up on the small island of Culebra. It is alleged that an unknown individual found and hid the contraband as far back as seven years ago. Supposedly he told a friend, Rodney Hyden, 54, of the buried “treasure” and Hyden was seeking help to transport it from Puerto Rico to Florida. As part of an undercover operation that began in early June in Jacksonville, Florida, federal and state agencies worked together to find and seize the drugs. On Thursday, federal agents and authorities from Puerto Rico, using maps provided by Hyden, found the spot and unearthed a bag containing approximately 18 pounds of bricked cocaine. CBP officers seized the drug and turned it over to Homeland Security Investigation agents for continuation of the investigation.Hyden was arrested on Friday in St Augustine, Florida, after he attempted to receive the contraband from undercover agents.Caribbean News Now Share Sharecenter_img Share 28 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

Writer’s Block: Small Observations

first_img Share RelatedWriter’s Block: Please Leave a MessageBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com February 12, 2015 Generally, every week this space is dedicated to a lighthearted column — a space to reflect, or reminisce or wax philosophic. Earlier in the week, I thought I would write about the Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo, which I attended on…February 13, 2015In “News”Writer’s Block: Whoops! Spoke Too SoonBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Okay, maybe I spoke too soon. Or maybe I jinxed it. In either case, perhaps I should apologize. You may be wondering what I’m talking about. Well, it’s none other than that perennial favorite of small talk topics, the water cooler go-to, the…August 24, 2018In “Editor’s Column”Writer’s Block: Grace Under PressureBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s almost over. Spring Break 2015 has come, and now it’s just about gone. It’s brought with it thousands of coeds, days of grey skies and rain interspersed with a few rays of sun, relentless traffic and the seemingly ever-present sound of sirens.…March 27, 2015In “Editor’s Column” By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comSometimes I struggle with what to fill this space with every week. Kind of paradoxically, when your options are nearly limitless, you can suddenly find yourself at a loss for what to do. Having too many options can occasionally feel just as constricting as having too few.Such is the case with this Writer’s Block column. I have a fairly wide latitude to use this space for a variety of topics. In the past, I’ve used it to write about family, the weather, local wildlife, interesting people I’ve had the good fortune to meet, local events, politics, art, pop culture, science fiction (one of my favorite topics), or just whatever random musings I’ve pondered in a given week.You readers have also given me the grace and patience to use this space to write about things of a sadder or more bittersweet nature, as well: the tragic murders of five Annapolis journalists last year, a remembrance of my very first newspaper boss, recollections of the lessons I have been honored to learn from veterans who have since left us.More often than not, however, this Writer’s Block column is a space for expounding on the mundane. I’ve gotten into the habit of collecting small observations throughout the week, of pinning mental notes of musings as they spark their way throughout the clutter that is my mind, in order to share them here.“Ah! Maybe I can include that in my column this week!” I’ve thought more than once.And most of the time, that’s exactly what happens. That’s how I’ve ended up with 500 words on a 5-second moment when a turkey vulture swooped across the road in search of a meal. Or on a blast of salty sea spray being blown across Maxan Street from the Laguna Madre being whipped into a frenzy by a passing cold front.I think I’ve gotten a lot better at spinning small moments into detailed vignettes here; however, sometimes that menagerie of vignettes are too small and get left on the cutting room floor, so to speak. I always feel a little sad about that.Take this week, for example. No doubt you’ve seen and experienced the fog that has graced us well into the afternoon hours most days for the past couple of weeks.Well, earlier this week I was on the Island for a press conference. The morning was gray and wan, just like the day before it. But, by the time I started heading back to our offices in Port Isabel, the sun had begun to win the tug-of-war with the clouds.Still, wisps of fog skimmed low over the city — surprisingly thick wisps. As I traveled down Padre Boulevard, I looked up to see the top half of one high-rise completely obscured by a curtain of fog while another — just across the street — gleamed in the golden light of the sun. They were mere yards apart, but what a difference!It was such a surreal sight. And as I looked closer, I could see the small fog cloud shifting its shape as the breeze pushed it along while the sunshine simultaneously steamed it slowly away.It was just a brief moment, but I’m glad I got to share it with you.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Berdych advances to quarterfinals

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Defending champion Tomas Berdych cruised into the quarterfinals of the Japan Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Andreas Beck on Thursday.The fifth-seeded Czech never had his serve broken and recorded 15 aces against his left-handed German opponent at Ariake Tennis Forest Park. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

Duterte says threat of COVID-19 continues; public warned against opposition’s posturing

first_imgPresident Duterte urged the public not to believe the claims of critics about the supposed lapses in the government’s COVID-19 response efforts, saying the government has no business to lie to the people.President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the people after holding a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on September 14, 2020. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOIn his public address on Monday evening, Duterte, in particular, told the public to be wary of the opposition, particularly the “Dilawan,” who do nothing but “make noise”.The President explained that the threat of COVID-19 is still in the country even though the Philippines has a fewer number of cases compared to other countries. To date, the Philippines has recorded 265,888 COVID-19 cases.“Huwag ho sana kayong maniwala diyan sa mga dilawan, opposition na hampas dito, hampas doon kung anong pinagsasabi (Please do not believe the opposition who just keep on yakking),” he said.“For as long as the virus lives on this planet, we are put in real danger. Kaya ho naman kung maniwala kayo (So if you will believe them) you get to be despondent… Huwag ho kayong maniwala. Dito lang (Believe only us),” he added.According to Duterte, the government has no business to lie to the public about the situation.“Kami dito lahat (All of us here)…  we are not here, we did not join government to lie. We do not have any obligation at all to lie,” the President said.“Bakit kami magsinungaling na hindi namin trabaho ‘yan at hindi naman kami pumasok sa trabaho para ‘yan lang magsinungaling? Maski Grade 1, Grade 2 alam na namin kung ano ang pagmamahal sa bayan (Why would we lie? That is not our job. We did not come to work just to lie. Even as elementary students we know how to love our country),” he added.“So I hope that everybody would listen to reason. Huwag ‘yang basta na lang maniwala ka na ganito, ganito (Don’t just believe everything you hear),” he continued.The President, in particular, eased the public’s worry about the economy, saying the Philippines would really fall into recession because of the pandemic.Malacañang said that the National Task Force COVID-19 is now on the second phase of its National Action Plan where it will balance health and the need to reopen the economy. SIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UPlast_img read more

Yager announces Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday extended

first_imgTOP PHOTO:  School Member Faye Heatherly (left) visits with Senator Ken Yager (right) at a gathering in 2019.NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Today, State Senator Ken Yager announced that the Tennessee General Assembly has extended the state sales tax holiday for 2020 to two weekends and increased the limits on tax-exempt items. This extension, which was included in the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget, will help Tennesseans save money and support the economy.“Many Tennesseans are facing significant economic hardship due to the effects COVID-19 has had on our economy,” said Yager. “This will help keep more money in the pockets of Tennesseans, while also supporting local businesses and jobs. I recognize, too, and appreciate the strong support from my House colleagues Representatives Kelly Keisling, John Mark Windle, Kent Calfee, Ron Travis, Dennis Powers and John Ragan for this extension. We worked together to get an additional sales tax holiday for constituents.”Below is more information on the sales tax holiday from the Department of Revenue:The first tax-free holiday weekend focuses on clothing and other back-to-school items. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 31, and ends Sunday, August 2, at 11:59 p.m. During this time, consumers may purchase clothing, school supplies, and computers and other qualifying electronic devices without paying sales tax. Certain price restrictions apply. For school supplies and clothing, the threshold for qualifying items is $200 or less. For computers and other electronics, the price threshold is $3,000 or less. Download the full list of tax-exempt items HERE.Exempt items sold online are also eligible. Consumers must purchase items for personal use, not business or trade.The second sales tax holiday weekend focuses on restaurant sales. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on August 7 and ends Sunday, August 9, at 11:59 p.m. During this time the retail sale of food and drink by restaurants and limited service restaurants, as defined in Tenn. Code Ann.  § 57-4-102, is exempt from sales tax.For more information about the sales tax holiday weekends, visit HERE.Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Manager sings praises of Leeds United player as club look to…

first_imgThe Leeds United loanee has been in great form for Trabzonspor, scoring 7 goals in 18 appearances, and they want him long term.According to Sabah, Trabzonspor boss Karaman thinks Ekuban is getting better and better with each game he plays for the Turkish club: “He is playing better and better each day. I am always trying to find a space for him in the team. He is in a really good moment right now. He is working very hard. He will become an even better player because he has that potential.”There were recent reports in the Turkish press that Trabzonspor are looking to sign him permanently next summer which will come as no surprise considering his performances since November.The Trazbon club can make his move permanent for €1m in the summer but there were claims they wanted Leeds United to reduce the fee.However, with the displays he’s be putting in it’s unlikely Leeds United will allow him to leave Elland Road on the cheap.Ekuban is also said to be keen on a permanent move to Turkey after his struggles at Leeds United last season.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndo Trabzonspor manager Unal Karaman has been impressed with Caleb Ekuban’s recent performances for the Super Lig club, report Sabah.last_img read more

Player admits Man City ‘lacked final spark’ to achieve what they’ve…

first_imgHaving appointed Pep Guardiola as their manager in 2016, the Citizens have won all the domestic competitions in England.The Etihad club lost to AS Monaco in the round of 16 in the 2016/17 season, and they were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in the last two seasons.City defender Aymeric Laporte has given a lengthy interview to Spanish newspaper AS, and the centre-back was asked if the club’s failure to win the Champions League is a ‘thorn’ for his side.He said: “That’s right. We have been talking about it for a long time, it is what we lack. Last year we won four titles in the same season and we missed the Champions League. If it’s our turn this year, perfect.”Embed from Getty ImagesWhen further quizzed on what Guardiola’s side are lacking to win the Europe’s elite club competition, the Frenchman explained: “I don’t know, the team is similar. Home goals have been key. Last year we scored the same goals as Tottenham and were eliminated.” “We have everything to be able to do great things. The squad is very committed, you don’t have to change much, just need a little more luck. We’ve missed that final spark that we will surely achieve.” City can seal a berth in the last eight of this season’s Champions League, if they overcome Real Madrid. They have a 2-1 advantage from the first leg, and the return leg will be played in Manchester on Friday.The English side have conceded only six goals at home in all competitions in 2020, and only one in their last seven matches. Real Madrid need to score at least two goals to progress further in the Champions League.  Despite their impressive home record, Laporte believes the clash against the La Liga winners will not be easy.“We have a very big game, recently we have been very good and we have to continue in this line. It will not be easy with Real Madrid,” Laporte stressed.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayHero Wars根本不可能获得这个宝藏!来证明我们错了Hero WarsUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoNessa HearingPeople in Singapore Born Before 1965 Eligible for Free Hearing Aid TrialNessa HearingUndoDBS”I had S$9 left in my bank account”DBSUndoWealthMastery.asiaThis Singaporean Couple is Disrupting A $3 Trillion IndustryWealthMastery.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoSingtelGet 30GB for $25 on SG’s #1 network.SingtelUndoGOMO by Singtel.Switch to GOMO. 40GB for $20 for 12 months!GOMO by Singtel.UndoSingtel PowerInstant savings and a $50 rebate.Singtel PowerUndo Manchester City’s ambition of winning the Champions League is yet to come to fruition.last_img read more

Whitecaps capture wild card playoff berth with walk-off victory

first_img0 Not relevant Not relevant Other Share By Andrew JohnsonLocalSportsJournal.comCOMSTOCK PARK – Anthony Pereira wasn’t even supposed to be in the lineup on Monday, but he ended up being the hero in the West Michigan Whitecaps’ wild card clinching 3-2 victory over Fort Wayne on Sunday.With no outs and the bases loaded in a 2-2 game, Pereira sent a shallow fly ball to right field.Tin Caps right fielder Agustin Ruiz made a spectacular diving catch to get the out, but the Whitecaps’ Brady Policelli easily tagged up at third and sprinted home for the winning run.“I was just looking for something in the middle of the plate,” said Pereira about the game-winning sacrifice fly.Pereira was called on to play first base after starter Jordan Pearce was ejected for arguing a checked swing call in the second inning.Anthony Pereira looks up after delivers the game-winning sacrifice fly for West Michigan. Photo/Jason Goorman“A ground ball is a ground ball anywhere,” said Pereira, who had never played first base before Monday. “I can play anywhere in the infield, so it wasn’t too bad for me.”With the victory, West Michigan overtook Fort Wayne for the Midwest League Eastern Division second-half wild-card playoff berth. The Whitecaps finished the regular season with a 69-70 record, including a 33-36 mark in the second half.The Whitecaps will begin postseason play when they host Great Lakes on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. for Game 1 of a three-game series. The game started out looking bleak for the Whitecaps, who made multiple physical and mental errors.In the first inning, Fort Wayne got on the board when Whitecaps shortstop Wenceel Perez threw the ball over Pearce’s head, allowing Jack Suwinski to score, giving the Tin Caps a 1-0 lead.The score remained the same until the home part of the seventh when Whitecaps designated hitter Rey Rivera singled to start the inning.Rivera advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Eric De La Rosa before going to third on a wild pitch. With one out and Rivera on third, Joey Morgan was called on to pitch hit for starting catcher Chris Proctor. Morgan reached a 2-1 count before hitting an RBI groundout to second base, tying the game at 1-1.Brady Policelli slides into home, winning the game for West Michigan. Photo/Jason GoormanThe game went to extra innings, with each team starting with a runner on second base, per league rules. Fort Wayne took a 2-1 lead on a one-out RBI groundout by Suwinski in the top of the tenth.Facing the end of the season, West Michigan started a rally when Valenete started the inning on second base and leadoff hitter Brady Policelli walked. Valente and Policelli advanced to third and second on a wild pitch. Fort Waynr intentionally walked Perez, giving the Whitecaps the bases loaded with no outs.Colby Bortles fell behind 1-2 before ripping an RBI single off the gloves of Fort Wayne pitcher Evan Miller and second baseman Kelvin Melean. The ball bounced into center field and Valente was able to come home and tie the game at 2-2.Pereira then stepped to the plate with none out and the bases loaded before hitting his game-winning RBI sacrifice fly to right field.Valente led the Whitecaps offense with three hits while Rivera and Bortles each finished with two on the day. Report a problem This item is… Not relevant Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Mitchell Stalsberg delivers the pitch for West Michigan. Photo/Jason Goorman Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $0.00 John Valente fist bumps Coach Lance Parrish after reaching third base. Photo/Jason Goorman Report a problem This item is… Not relevant Shop Now Joey Morgan drives in the RBI for West Michigan to tie the score 1-1. Photo/Jason Goorman ENDS IN ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. 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