Q. My significant-other snuck into the United States, avoiding speaking to an immigration officer. I am a U.S. citizen. If I marry him, can he nevertheless get an immigrant visa? Must he spend 10 years abroad? B. Alexandria, Va. A. Due to a change in policy due to occur before the end of the year, your fiancé may be able to get permanent residence without the risk of getting stuck abroad for 10 years. The difficulty for your husband-to-be comes from the “unlawful presence” bar to permanent residence. That bar applies to most individuals who leave the United States after having been here more than 180 days. Because your husband entered without inspection, he must return home for his green card interview and a 10-year bar applies. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will waive the bar if your husband can prove that you or a U.S. citizen or permanent resident parent will suffer extreme hardship if the family is separated. Under a program promised by the … [Read more...] about Obama’s new ‘stateside waiver’ program allows fiancé to avoid 10-year unlawful presence bar
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Ken Paniello rarely opens the brown containers he finds behind downtown restaurants, but they hold what he's after — your leftover food and drinks. Even your used napkins.Every night, coffee shops, cafes and daycares in the Central Business District scrape uneaten food and other materials from patrons' plates into a separate bin of "wet waste" for Paniello to haul away to become compost."One of the best parts about this is all the lids are shut," he said. "For my part, I don't have to lift them up to see what's in them, so with minimal smell I don't have to guess what's in them."To recycling officials, the city-funded, voluntary food-waste program smells like sustainability. They say the downtown program has led to roughly 60 tons of food scraps and other materials being diverted from the landfill each month.And now the Jefferson County waste management board — which drew howls when it banned the use of plastic bags for yard … [Read more...] about Should your food scraps be kept out of trash?
IRVINE, CA, Aug. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based medicines, celebrates the lives of Dr. Allen Herman, the Company’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), and the Honorable Ronald V. Dellums, the President of CBIS’ International Government Affairs Board. Dr. Herman died early Monday after a brief illness and Mr. Dellums died last Monday after a lengthy illness. “The CBIS family is shocked and saddened with the passing of Allen and Ron,” stated Mr. Raymond C. Dabney, CBIS’ President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-founder. “These distinguished gentlemen will leave voids in our Company, in our hearts, and in their communities that will never be filled in the same way. However, we will honor their legacies by continuing the great work they both contributed to and championed. Fortunately, these leaders helped position our Company for success and we will … [Read more...] about Cannabis Science Celebrates the Lives and Mourns the Loss of Dr. Allen Herman and The Honorable Ronald V. Dellums