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Green Cards Without Expiration Dates Should be Renewed

Green Cards Without Expiration Dates Should be Renewed

 

In 2007, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) presented a proposal to eliminate hundreds of thousands of green cards issued years ago without expiration dates. Although the proposal was never implemented into law, the last seven years have seen a concerted push for immigration officers to strongly advise travelers to renew green cards without expiration dates.  

USCIS believes that replacing all outstanding permanent resident cards without expiration dates is critical to national security. Although green cards issued between 1977 and 1989 which do not have expiration dates are still recognized by USCIS and are still valid, USCIS has stated that it is critical to remove them from circulation.  

Daemen Wins Sustainability Award for Environmentally-Friendly Efforts

Daemen Wins Sustainability Award for Environmentally-Friendly Efforts

Daemen College has been presented a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Environmental Stewardship from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) New York Upstate Chapter in honor of its campus-wide green initiatives.

Daemen President Gary A. Olson accepted the award on behalf of the college from Aliesa Adelman, who serves on the chapter’s board of directors, at a presentation held April 22 in the college’s Research and Information Commons. Also in attendance was Dr. Brenda Young, chair of the global and local sustainability program at Daemen.

“This honor underscores Daemen’s steadfast dedication and support of campus sustainability and green initiatives that are important to improving our environment,” said Olson. “We are proud of the culture of sustainability that exists at Daemen and excited to have the collaborative efforts of our faculty, staff and students recognized by the USGBC.”

Unique Places: Buffalo Crushed Stone Quarry


LANCASTER, NY - It's a landmark along the thruway in Lancaster, something you've zipped by countless times and perhaps wondered about.

The giant quarry north of the thruway, just east of Exit 49, has been mined for more than a century.

"It started in 1904," said Gary Nelson, Quality Control Manager and Geologist for the quarry's current owner Buffalo Crushed Stone.

The quarry, which now covers approximately 734 acres, is 1.5 miles long, three-quarters of a mile wide, and 100 feet deep.

"This quarry, land area wise, is probably about the biggest in the state," said Nelson, who noted that the quarry produces approximately 100 tons of hard limestone annually, used in a variety of building and construction projects.

What is produced here has literally helped lay the foundation beneath Western New York for more than a century.

West Seneca’s New Outdoor Market to Open on May 15

West Seneca’s New Outdoor Market to Open on May 15

 

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s new farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, will open for the season on Thursday, May 15. The event will take place on Thursday evenings through Sept. 4 on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.

Unannounced Workplace Site Inspections Expanded to Include L-1 Employers

Unannounced Workplace Site Inspections Expanded to Include L-1 Employers

 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security division has announced it is expanding unannounced workplace site inspections to include employers of L-1 intra-company transfers. Previously reserved only for companies that employed H-1B workers, this expansion of the program to include the L-1 category means that any company that employs workers in either H-1B or L-1 status may now be subject to an unannounced workplace site visit.

Worksite visits are designed to detect fraud in the immigration system. Since their introduction in 2009, tens of thousands of unannounced site inspections have been completed at companies that employ H-1B workers.
 

Becoming a U.S. Citizen Carries Numerous Advantages

Becoming a U.S. Citizen Carries Numerous Advantages

 

The laws of the Constitution grant rights to both citizens and non-citizens who reside within the United States. However, becoming a U.S. citizen carries with it several benefits unavailable to non-citizens. According to the United States Custom and Immigration Services’ Guide to Naturalization, the following are some of the advantages of becoming a citizen:  

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International Experts to Examine Crisis in Ukraine

International Experts to Examine Crisis in Ukraine

“Crisis in Ukraine” will be examined in a roundtable discussion by faculty experts, including a guest historian from Poland, from 3 to 5 p.m. April 26 in Daemen College’s Schenck Hall Auditorium.

 

Panelists will include guest scholar Dr. Tomasz Pudłocki, assistant professor of history at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, as well as Dr. Monica Eppinger, former U.S. foreign service diplomat in Kiev, Ukraine, and currently an assistant professor at Saint Louis University School of Law; Dr. Jacek Lubecki, associate professor and director of the Center for International Studies at Georgia Southern University; Dr. Steven Maddox, assistant professor of history at Canisius College; and Dr. John D. Occhipinti, chair of political science at Canisius. Moderator will be Dr. Andrew Kier Wise, department chair and associate professor of history at Daemen.