February 2007

Desh Videsh February 2007 – Cover Story

Don't Give up hope on the H-1B Visa

Don’t Give up hope on the H-1B Visa

To qualify for an H-1B visa, an individual must becoming to the United States to work in a “specialty occupation” that generally requires at least a bachelor’s degree. An H-1B visa petition can be submitted to the Immigration Service a maximum of six months prior to the date the visa will take effect. Therefore, each year in April there is …

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Immigration

Immigration Planning for Employers

Immigration Planning for Employers

For employers in the United States, if they don’t already have a need to employ foreign nationals, because of low unemployment in the United States and the unique skills offered by foreign nationals, it is inevitable that they soon will. In recent times, however, two factors have made it more difficult for United States employers to fill positions with foreign …

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Immigration

Immigration Q & A

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill: How it will impact our community By Hina Askari, Esq. For a while, it appeared that the Immigration Reform Bill had crashed on the Senate floor and was all but dead. But on Thursday, June 15, Senate leaders announced that they had reached an agreement to revive the comprehensive bill and return it to the Senate …

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NRI News, Get to Know

Ellis Island Medals of Honor

Ellis Island Medals of Honor

he National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), founded in 1984, believes in embracing the diversity of the American people. The organization strives to remind Americans of our diverse backgrounds, cultures, and heritages. Each year, NECO awards the “Ellis Island Medal of Honor” to outstanding individuals who not only contribute to society through personal and professional achievements, but also through a …

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Community News, Education

The 2007 Scripts National Spelling Bee

The 2007 Scripts National Spelling Bee

And then there were only 15. On May 31, 2007, the nation’s brightest spellers eagerly waited on stage at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC, to begin the championship round of an annual, much loved and much respected event. The 80th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee brought together some of the most intelligent students from around the United States and …

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Bollywood

International Indian Film Awards

International Indian Film Awards

True, it was indeed a stellar presence of the who’s who of Indian Film industry at the recently concluded International India Film Academy (IIFA) Awards ceremony. IIFA, started in 2000, as a first of its kind effort to promote Indian cinema at the global platform and reach out to the millions of admirers of Indian films across national boundaries, has …

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Get to Know

A Family that Prays Together Stays Together

A Family that Prays Together Stays Together

Child psychologist and co-author Alvin Rosenfield of The Over- Scheduled Child: Avoiding the Hyper-Parenting Trap, has cited one study indicating that unstructured children’s activities have declined by 50 percent over the past 20 years, family dinners have declined by 33 percent, and family vacations have decreased by 28 percent. Family lifestyles are being sacrificed as the pace of life continues …

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