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Humanitarian Reinstatement

By Attys. Robert Reeves & Lorena Larios Shah The death of a loved one is a tragic event in anyone’s life.  The death of a petitioner in immigration law is a legal event that automatically revokes a visa petition.  However, there is hope for those family members living...

Little known facts about section 245(i)

By Atty. Paul Choi Paul Choi is an immigration attorney practicing in Encino, California. As a public service, he will answer all questions regarding immigration and naturalization for free either by mail, email at pchoi@pchoilaw.com, on the phone, or in person or you may contact...

Grounds for annulling a marriage

By Atty. Kenneth Reyes Most couples that want out of a marriage in California usually file for Divorce.  There are circumstances though that allow a couple to have their marriage “voided” rather than “dissolved”.  There is a big difference between the...

USCIS ‘background clearances’ should be complete in 180 days or less

By Atty. Daniel Hanlon Recently, I have consulted an alarming number of people with applications for adjustment of status pending for more than 6 months; and in some cases several years, allegedly for no other reason than the USCIS background clearances have not been completed. ...

H-1B Visas Still Available

By Atty. Allison Aquino The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed that the H-1B visa cap has not yet been reached and that it continues to accept H-1B visa petitions for processing.  As of November 26, 2010, the DHS has received only approximately 50,400 H-1B visa...

Marlou Colina’s “25 Worst Makeup Choices” part 2

Part Two: Ladies Under 40 Nine out of ten girls get their first make-up and style “training” from their mothers or a big sister. In some rare cases they get it from their brothers or those fun weekend sleep-overs at Becky’s house. Either way, not many of you...

Traditional Filipino Christmas dishes at Luisa and Son

The holiday season is surely in town; and with it, the Christmas rush. Do you think you can manage to fix all your Christmas preps at this time of the year, getting the right gifts, putting up that Christmas tree and worst, food preparation for your merry Noche Buena? A...

Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena graduate designs Pacquiao’s cake

Jinky Pacquiao poses next to the cake designed by Therese Sabino (right) for one of Manny Pacquiao’s sorties following his most recent victory. Therese graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena last year.

Kapampangans in L.A. celebrate Pampanga’s Foundation Day

Kapampangans and friends will celebrate the 439th Foundation Day of the Province of Pampanga on December 11, 2010 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California. Pampanga was among the earliest settlements of the Spaniards because of its...

Philippine Consulate holiday notice

The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will be closed to the public in observance of the following Philippine and U.S. holidays: 24 December 2010 (Friday) – Special Non-Working Holiday (PH holiday); 27 December 2010 (Monday) – Rizal Day (PH Holiday); 31...
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