USCIS Begins Accepting Requests for Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Agency successfully meets 60-day implementation date

Aug. 15, 2012

WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that it will begin accepting requests, effective immediately, for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals. On June 15, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced 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

County Board of Supervisors Gave Support to Algae Production

By Mario Conde                                       

The County Board of Supervisors gave its support to a bill that would to establish and algae production program in Imperial County.

This bill would enact the Agricultural Cultivation and Salton Sea Stabilization Act, which would authorize the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency to establish an Algae Production Program in the Imperial Valley to meet high-priority economic and environmental goals, expedite regulatory application and review processes, and provide grants to facilitate research and the commercial development of algae for fuels, foods, medicines, and clean water within the state.