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Premium Processing Now Available for All Petitioners Seeking H-1B Visas

Did You Know... 10/04/2017 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing today for all H-1B visa extension of stay petitions. Premium processing is now available for all types of H-1B petitions.   H-1B visas provide skilled workers for a wide range of specialty occupations,including information technology, engineering, and mathematics. When a petitioner requests the agency’s premium processing service, USCIS guarantees a 15-calendar…

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Security smarts for smartwatches

Did You Know... 09/22/2017 0 Comments

  Smartwatches have quickly gone from sci-fi to commonplace, and it’s easy to see why. Users can conveniently manage messages, music, fitness, and more right from their wrists as they go about the day. But enjoying the convenience of a smartwatch means trusting it to keep your data safe. Smartwatches offer a variety of security features, so keep security in…

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USCIS to Expand In-Person Interview Requirements for Certain Permanent Residency Applicants

Did You Know... 08/30/2017 0 Comments

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin expanding in-person interviews for certain immigration benefit applicants whose benefit, if granted, would allow them to permanently reside in the United States. This change complies with Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” and is part of the agency’s comprehensive strategy to further…

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Numbers about the Fourth of July: 2017

Did You Know... 07/04/2017 0 Comments

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues across the country. As we celebrate this Independence Day, we reflect…

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Ransomware worries? Keep up to date.

Did You Know... 05/15/2017 0 Comments

You’ve probably heard about the ransomware attack affecting organizations’ computer systems around the world. It seems to affect server software on organizations’ networked computers. But ransomware can attack anybody’s computer, so now is a good time to update your own operating system and other software. And then keep them up-to-date. The ransomware in the news now is known as WannaCry…

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Michigan Civil Rights Commission Votes to File an Amicus Brief in Case Challenging Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law

Did You Know... 04/25/2017 0 Comments

Detroit—The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (the Commission) today voted to submit an amicus brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Bellant v. Snyder, arguing that the application of Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law should be subject to judicial review under the federal Voting Rights Act. In the brief, the Commission will argue that when a political change has the…

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Treasury Offers Help To Taxpayers Who Missed Tax Filing Deadline

Did You Know... 04/25/2017 0 Comments

State Income Tax Refunds Must Be Claimed Within Four Years   LANSING, Mich. – Michigan taxpayers who missed the Tuesday, April 18, state individual income tax filing deadline have options for filing a late return, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury). “Late filers should file all income tax returns that are due,” said Deputy Treasurer Glenn White, head…

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10 tech issues that will impact social justice in 2017

Did You Know... 01/16/2017 0 Comments

In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, innovations in technology and data are inching us closer to a reality driven by automation, prediction, personalization, surveillance, and the merging of our physical and digital lives. This is taking place at the same time that the world is experiencing transformative cultural, demographic, economic, and political shifts. In the face of so much…

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What’s in a Name

Did You Know... 12/15/2016 0 Comments

Despite the nation’s growing racial and ethnic diversity, the five most frequent American surnames in 2010 remained the same as in 2000 and were mainly reported by whites and blacks. Smith, Johnson, Williams, Brown and Jones were the most common last names, according to a Census Bureau analysis of the 2010 Census. However, the growing Hispanic population has pushed surnames…

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World HIV/AIDS Day

Did You Know... 12/01/2016 0 Comments

People living with HIV/AIDS are susceptible to many types of infections and illnesses. But thanks to better treatments, individuals with HIV/AIDS are now living longer than ever before, making it more important for them to make choices that keep them healthy. In honor of World HIV/AIDS Day, observed December 1st, here are food safety recommendations for individuals with HIV/AIDS and…

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