Daily Archives: August 14, 2012

USCIS Publishes Forms for Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) submitted a Federal Register notice announcing new forms and instructions to allow individuals to request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals from USCIS. USCIS will begin accepting completed forms tomorrow , August 15, 2012.  On June 15, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/20120612-napolitano-announces-deferred-action-process-for-young-people.shtm that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet other key guidelines may request, on a case-by-case basis, consideration of http://www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals.

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Holtville Awakens

The City of Holtville has been in a dormant state for several years, showing little or no growth. In fact over the past ten years, the only new construction of any type of business was a water dispenser facility. Holtville sits quietly while other cities around the county have seen increasing growth with new businesses and housing.

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Calexico School Board Brings Back 27 Teachers

By Mario Conde

The Calexico School Board brings back 27 teachers for the upcoming school year at their special meeting held last week.

The Calexico School Board voted two months ago to layoff the 80 plus teachers in order to solve a $6 million dollar deficit and avoid a possible State takeover. The cuts will put the District’s finances solvent for the next three years. The layoff teachers were subsequently placed on the District’s reemployment list.

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Imperial County 2012 Elections Underway

By Mario Conde

The 2012 election season is officially underway as candidates filed their intention to run for office this fall.

The Calexico City Council race was moved to November and seven familiar political people decided to throw their hats into the race. Incumbents John Moreno, Daniel Romero, and Luis Castro will compete for a second term in office against Eric Ortega, Guillermo Hermosillo, Joong Kim, and David Ouzan.

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