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Rosanna Berardi to Present at AILA’s 6th Annual Canada/U.S. Border Immigration Conference

Rosanna Berardi to Present at AILA’s 6th Annual Canada/U.S. Border Immigration Conference

 

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will host the 6th annual Canada/U.S. Border Immigration Fall Conference in Buffalo, N.Y., on Oct. 17, and among this year’s presenters will be Berardi Immigration Law’s Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi. The AILA conference gives leading immigration lawyers and other professionals the opportunity to discuss and analyze substantive and practical issues in Canadian and U.S. border immigration.  

Historic Hoover House Adopted by Erie and Niagara Insurance Association

Historic Hoover House Adopted by Erie and Niagara Insurance Association

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (BNHV) is proud to announce the adoption of its historic George W. Hoover House by Erie and Niagara Insurance Association. The adoption is part of BNHV’s new Adopt-a-House Program. The program offers local organizations, businesses and corporations the opportunity to sponsor a house for a five-year period. 

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

Enhanced Ebola Screening to Commence in U.S. Airports

 

On Oct. 11, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection (CBP) commenced screening for the Ebola virus at select U.S. airports. Starting with New York’s JFK Airport, all travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will now undergo enhanced entry screening in an effort to detect overt signs of the deadly illness. This week, Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago O-Hare and Atlanta International airports will follow suit. These five airports receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations. 

Diversity Visa Program Registration Now Open

Diversity Visa Program Registration Now Open

 

Each year, the Department of State allows 50,000 immigrant visas to become available through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, a lottery program catered to foreign nationals from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. One can apply for a Diversity Visa electronically during an annual registration period. The 2016 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2016) registration period opened Oct. 1, 2014, and closes on Nov. 3, 2014. Beginning in May 2015, winners will be randomly selected through a computer-generated program. There is no cost to register for the lottery.

Phasing to ‘Next Generation’ NEXUS Kiosks has Begun

Phasing to ‘Next Generation’ NEXUS Kiosks has Begun

 

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that they will begin to replace the current NEXUS kiosks with “next generation” kiosks. The new kiosks will be faster and more reliable, in addition to increasing the efficiency of services in air travel. 

For those unfamiliar with the program, under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, the NEXUS card is an approved alternative to the passport for air, land and sea travel into the United States and Canada for U.S. and Canadian citizens. The program allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing through designated lanes. 

Vaccination Waivers Available on Medical or Moral Grounds

Vaccination Waivers Available on Medical or Moral Grounds

 

All foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the U.S. are required by law to receive vaccinations to prevent diseases like Mumps, Measles, Rubella, and Hepatitis B. The vaccinations are typically administered during a medical examination by a “civil surgeon,” which is a medical professional specially designated by the USCIS.

No Frills Buffalo Releases Two Books by Local Authors

No Frills Buffalo Releases Two Books by Local Authors

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company has announced the release of two new books by local authors: “Convergence” by Deborah Madar and “Mommy, Can I Have That” by Elizabeth Cosgrove Feeney.

Madar was born in Buffalo and has been a Chautauqua County resident for most of her life. She taught high school and college English for 26 years and currently resides with her husband in Bemus Point.