Day: January 12, 2015

Immigrants urged to trust Deferred Action Program

One of the nation’s top immigration officials is urging those who are newly eligible for temporary legal status, to apply for the program without fear.

Speaking at the National Immigrant Integration Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez said he knows that some immigrants in the country without permission may be wary of identifying themselves to the government as part of President Obama’s new program to defer deportations and grant three-year work permits to some immigrants with longtime ties to…

Detox, nourish and exercise your body, every day!

Detoxification helps to keep the body in an optimal state of health. But because of its profound effects in the body, it is always advisable to practice it under the supervision of a health professional, especially if you have any serious illness or if you are taking medications.

After a detoxification program or to simply follow a healthier lifestyle, here are some tips to cleanse, nourish and exercise the body, every day.

1. Eat plenty of fiber, including brown rice and organically-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Beets, radishes, artichokes, cabbage, broccoli, spirulina,…

Mexican birth certificates may be processed in consulates

Mexicans living in the United States or anywhere in the world can process starting the last week of January or early February birth certificate at consulates. The only requirement is that the person has been registered at the country’s civil registry. The procedure will be free like the first copy.

The birth certificate will be a key document in the program of Immigration Relief announced by Barack Obama as well as being an official identity document recognized in Mexico for any official paperwork that has to do with the government, banks and other lending institutions and private…

Students encouraged to apply for FAFSA early

The 2015 FAFSA season began on January 1st. Whether you are attending college for the first time or continuing your studies. FAFSA is already accepting applications. “The free application for student aid is available, different institutions will have different priority deadlines, here at the University of Arkansas Little Rock (UALR) for example our priority deadline is March 1st so right around the corner,” said UALR’s Financial Aid Director Tammy Harrison.

To apply you will need some specific documents: Social Security Number or Alien Registration Number if not a U.S. citizen, most…

Little Rock Mayor sworn in for another term

Here in the Capitol City, Mayor Mark Stodola was sworn-in once again as Mayor of Little Rock marking the beginning of his new four-year term as well as for these six city board members, City Director Erma Hendrix, Ward 1; City Director Ken Richardson, Ward 2; City Director Kathy Webb, Ward 3; City Director Lance Hines, Ward 5; City Director Doris Wright, Ward 6; City Director B.J. Wyrick, Ward 7.

This will be the mayor’s fourth term in office. He was first elected mayor in 2006. Mayor Stodola says in this next term, his office will continue to put public safety at the forefront and he…