On June 15, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced a new administrative policy for deferred action for undocumented youth. As part of the earlier administrative policy, certain youth who pose no threat to national security and meet specific requirements can apply for deferred action. This would allow these qualified youth to be considered “low-priority” for deportation for a 2-year period, subject to renewal, and allow them to apply for work authorization.
The full details of the process will not be released until August 1, 2012, with the application...
The Guatemala Human Rights Commission is offering grants to Guatemalans who are survivors of human rights abuses (including domestic violence and sexual assault). They must be actively working in the United States (or in the United States and Guatemala) to publicize human rights conditions in Guatemala or have expressed a strong interest on the topic.
• Individuals may receive up to $5,000 for one year.
• They may write the application in Spanish or English.
The deadline to apply is July 30, 2012.
Please visit the web site for further information: www.ghrc-usa.org or contact Joan...
Extreme heat and high humidity can be dangerous to anyone, but particularly to the elderly, infants, and young children, persons with disabilities and people on medication for chronic health problems. Here are some common sense tips for handling the heat:
Tips for Handling the Heat
Stay indoors and in air-conditioning as much as possible.
Use blinds or shades to block sunlight coming through windows that receive morning or afternoon sun.
Increase the amount of water and natural juices you drink regardless of your activity level; avoid beverages that contain alcohol, caffeine,...
Release Date: June 15, 2012 | Office of the Press Secretary | Contact: 202-282-8010
WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings. Those who demonstrate that they meet the criteria will be eligible to receive deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal,...
The outbreak of violence in the past two weeks has made it difficult for those living and working in Chicago’s Little Village community. The Chicago Tribune reported that in the past week, 49 people were the victims of shootings city-wide; 10 of them fatal, including the death of a 19-year-old on the 3000 block of S. St. Louis, another man on the 2800 block of S. Kildare, and a 6-year-old girl on the 3100 block of S. Springfield.
Some of the local headlines:
Man slain in Little Village shooting: police track suspect to Berwyn
2 teens charged in slaying of 6-year-old in Little Village