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CAPRISA Trial and 1% Tenofovir Gel in Reducing the Risk of Contracting HIV

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Tenofovir gel could prevent new HIV infections in close to a half million women over the next decade in South Africa alone. The results from this trial are a significant first step toward establishing the effectiveness of antiretroviral drugs for HIV prevention; confirmatory studies are now urgently needed.

New Filing Location for Petitions for More Effective Processing

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The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has changed the location for the filing of the following petitions: I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé I-130, Petition for Alien Relative I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Relative I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien        Entrepreneur I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status  I-817, Application for Family Unity Benefits Previously, these […]

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.

SEVEN NEW LAWSUITS AGAINST ARIZONA’S IMMIGRATION LAW SB 1070

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          SB 1070, an immigration law signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer in April 2010, continues to cause uproar across the country, having far reaching social, legal and economic consequences on the Grand Canyon State of Arizona.  Like an iceberg, the tip above is far smaller than the underlying ice below.  Many protests, lawsuits […]

Utah Government Employees Release Private Information of 1,300 Immigrants

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by Bryan Catalano and Andres Gonzalez, Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates PC [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vkCVdPMkxg] CNN reported on July 22 that “The Utah attorney general’s office has announced a criminal investigation into the leak of immigrants’ personal information.” In a shocking display of disregard for people’s basic right to privacy, it has been reported by the Washington Post […]

Traditions that may still exist – Trokosi and its reference in “Wife of the Gods” by Kwei Quartey

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by Andres Gonzales, Journalism student at University of Maryland           In a recent novel “Wife of the Gods” by author Kwei Quartey, the age-old custom of Trokosi is discussed as Detective Darko Dawson investigates a murder mystery.         The Trokosi practice, originating in the Volta region of Ghana, West Africa, promotes the enslavement of young […]