Wednesday, June 22, 2011

U.S. Naturalized Citizen of the Day - Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger (27 May 1923 - Present) is a German-born American diplomat. Kissinger served as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon, and continued as Secretary of State under Nixon's successor Gerald Ford. Kissinger pioneered the policy of d├ętente with the Soviet Union, seeking a relaxation in tensions between the two superpowers during the Nixon administration. Recently, Kissinger was on the Colbert Report where he discussed his book "On China." The book examines how China has approached diplomacy, strategy, and negotiation throughout its history, and reflects on the consequences for the global balance of power in the 21st century.

Kissinger on The Colbert Report

Chipotle Caught Employing Undocumented Workers

"Chipotle Mexican Grill has hired a team of Washington legal A-listers to shore up its hiring and handle a federal criminal investigation stemming from the discovery of hundreds of illegal workers in its popular burrito restaurants.

The Denver-based chain has been in hot water since audits by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) turned up large numbers of undocumented workers on payrolls in Minnesota, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Around the start of the year, Chipotle quietly brought in a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of ICE -- Julie Myers Wood, the director of the federal agency under President George W. Bush and now an immigration consultant..."

Thursday, June 2, 2011

US Naturalized citizen of the day- Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Johannes Puck was born July 8, 1949 in Austria/ He is an Austrian-American celebrity chef, restaurateur, businessman and occasional actor. Wolfgang Puck restaurants, catering services, cookbooks and licensed products are run by Wolfgang Puck Companies, with three divisions.

Following the 1981 publication of his first cookbook, Modern French Cooking for the American Kitchen based on his Ma Maison recipes, Puck opened the restaurant Spago on the Sunset Strip in 1982. Fifteen years later, in 1997, Puck opened the award-winning Spago in Beverly Hills, which has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. since 2004.

It is also one of my mother's favorite restaurants, anyone who goes there.. try the lobster cobb salad.

Sponsor of Darconian Arizona immigration bill being Recalled

Russell Pearce, the sponsor of the controversial SB 1070 law that sparked a new flash point in the country's immigration debate, is facing a recall election in his district in Arizona.
Critics of the legislator filed petitions Tuesday.
The requirement to do so is 7,756 voter signatures from the Mesa Republican's legislative district.

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Another Case for the Dreamers

Elier Lara is concentrating on final exams this week and not worrying about his immigration status.

The University of Cincinnati honor student has learned that his attorney and the chief deputy counsel for the Department of Homeland Security filed a joint motion requesting dismissal of Lara's deportation case.

Click the link to see a wonderful article by Mark Curnutte of the Cincinnati Enquirer

Another Case for the Dreamers

Another Case for the Dreamers