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Egyptian Women Protesters Forced To Take ‘Virginity Tests’

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From Amnesty International Amnesty International has today called on the Egyptian authorities to investigate serious allegations of torture, including forced virginity tests’, inflicted by the army on women protesters arrested in Tahrir Square earlier this month. After army officers violently cleared the square of protesters on 9 March, at least 18 women were held in […]

Summary of the April 2011 Visa Bulletin – Family-Based (FB)

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Below is a summary of the April 2011 Visa Bulletin with respect to family-based petitions: FB1ROW, China and India move backwards by eight (8) months to May 1, 2004.  FB1 Mexico moves forward by two (2) weeks to February 15, 1993. FB1 Philippines moves forward by three and a half (3.5) months to April 1, […]

CHINA: Burying practices and Hungry Ghost Day

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During the month of the Chinese All Souls Day, also known as Hungry Ghost Day, it is believed that the souls of the deceased are released from hell to roam around the living. This month begins on this particular year today, August 10th, 2010.

DV-1 Lottery Selection and how Marriage Affects the Winner

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After DV-1 Lottery selection, what happens if the DV Lottery winner marries? 1.) For any changes (i.e. change of address, marriage, or new child) after winning the DV Lottery, the winner will need to update the Consulate detailing the new information. 2.) They will also need to pay additional immigrant visa fees for the new […]