Friday, February 27, 2015

Stormwater Fee Suspension and Tax Pardons

The stormwater fee was already approved in the budget
for FY2015. What is the point delaying the implementation?

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - The Richmond County Neighborhood Association Alliance (RCNAA) is calling to its members to oppose a retail package liquor, beer & wine license to be used in connection with OK Wine & Spirits located at 2811 Tobacco Rd. The item will be discussed at the Commission session. Waiving tax fees for business and non-profit, giving more power to the administrator and suspending stormwater fee, for now, also are in the agenda.

Asian|Latino Communities Outreach Initiative

An estimated 122,000 people in Georgia are
eligible for the expanded DACA and DAPA
 

ATLANTA, GA (PR) – In response to President Obama’s November 2014 Executive Order providing administrative relief for eligible undocumented youth and parents through the DACA and DAPA programs, Georgia’s premiere immigrant rights nonprofits – Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta (www.advancingjustice-atlanta.org) and the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (www.glahr.org) – are announcing a special partnership to provide education and outreach to Latino and Asian immigrants living in Georgia.  

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Indocumentados en el Ajedrez Político

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Activistas de los derechos humanos de los inmigrantes sostienen que la suspensión de la acción ejecutiva del Presidente no es más que una movida de ajedrez, donde la vida de los indocumentados son las piezas. Por otro lado, Barack Obama no es la "reencarnación" de Martin Luther King en el tema migratorio, sostienen. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Expansion of Visas for Tech Spouses

179,600 elegibles the first year

WASHINGTON, DC (PR)U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept employment in the United States.

Reducing Preventable Cancer


AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – The Georgia Regents University Cancer Center launched an initiative seeking to reduce the burden of cancer among minority and underserved populations in Georgia. Within the cancer-Community Awareness Access Research and Education initiative, modules will be created to concentrate on one or more cancers that are either preventable or may be detected early enough to improve outcomes. Each module will use trained community health workers to deliver evidence-based, culturally appropriate cancer education.

Acceso a Trabajo para Ex Convictos

ATLANTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - Si ha sido condenado por la Justicia ya no será motivo de exclusión cuando busque trabajo en Georgia. El gobernador Nathan Deal ha firmado una Orden Ejecutiva para prohibir el uso del antecedente criminal como freno a ser contratado para trabajar. Los solicitantes de empleo ya no deberán declarar en la petición si fueron o no condenados por algún delito. La excepción será para puestos laborales que requieran máxima seguridad.

Healthcare Savings

Georgians saved $420,400,964 since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010.  In 2014 alone, 141,574 people with Medicare in Georgia saved $132,246,008 -- an average of $934 per Medicare beneficiary -- thanks to the Affordable Care Act closing the Part D prescription drug donut hole.  Use of preventive services under the health care law has also expanded among people with Medicare. In Georgia, an estimated 1,092,031 people with Medicare (including those enrolled in Medicare Advantage) took advantage of at least one preventive service with no cost sharing in 2014.  

Friday, February 20, 2015

Alcalde de Augusta Aspira Poder Real


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AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - El intendente de Augusta por el condado de Richmond Hardie Davis, en el monumento dedicado a la aspiración (Tower of Aspiration), exhortó a la comunidad a unirse en su deseo por más poder. Pidió que los residentes presionen a la legislatura de Georgia para que sancione una ley para que el alcalde pueda vetar las decisiones de la Junta Municipal (Commission) y que sea anulado el veto con 8 votos del cuerpo legislativo.

Obamacare: Miles Afectados por Error


WASHINGTON, DC (PR) - Casi un millón de asegurados al mercado de salud del ACA (Affordable Care Act/ Obamacare) forman parte de un error originado en la base de datos. Por consiguiente, el gobierno federal pide que la población no remita sus declaraciones de impuesto del 2014 por el momento. Quienes ya declararon probablemente deberán efectuar una enmienda.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Expansión de DACA en Foro

ATLANTA, GA (PR) - El intendente de Atlanta, Kasim Reed, formará parte de un foro durante el cual diferentes representantes de organizaciones comunitarias hablarán sobre la expansión de DACA. Tendrá lugar el viernes 20 de febrero de los corrientes a las 10:30 de la mañana en las instalaciones de la Asociación Latinoamericana. El evento es gratuito.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Productores de Cine se Organizan


AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - Georgia no tiene motivos para envidiarle a California por Hollywood. Desde el año pasado la industria cinematográfica ha empezado a rodar con éxito en Atlanta y es conocida como Y'allywood o Yallywood. Pero la escasez de profesionales en filmotecnia sí ha generado dolores de cabeza a más de un productor de cine.

Ten Tips for Runners


AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – Running is one of the easiest ways to stay fit, but it’s not without dangers. With more than 1,000 participants signed up for the GRU Augusta Half Marathon and 10k on Sunday, Feb. 22, GRHealth Sports Medicine offers the following tips to help you prepare and avoid injuries.