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A national day of mourning has been declared by President Donald Trump for Wednesday, December 5th! This day has been set aside to mourn and remember the life of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices will be closed Wednesday, along with all federal government offices. USCIS will reschedule all activities set for that day.

USCIS offices will be closed Wednesday, December 5, 2018

 
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Ellis Island operated as the nations’ busiest Immigration inspection station from 1892 until 1954. They processed over 12 million immigrants in its 62 years of operation. Ellis Island was the gateway to America; approximately 40% of U.S. citizens today had at least one ancestor immigrate through the Island. This article presents a photo history of Ellis Island’s operations.

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History.com, 10/3/18, History Stories:

“The basic bargain of America is that no matter who you are, where you come from or what you look like, if you work hard & play by the rules, you can make it.” — Former DOL Secretary Tom Perez

The Labor Day holiday in United States is celebrated the first Monday in September. Labor Day was really created by the national labor movements to celebrate the American worker and their achievements, both social and economic! Each of us that work every day, immigrant or citizen, this is our celebration! For more information about the history of Labor Day review the Department of Labor’s (DOL) web page, “History of Labor Day“.

MVP Law Group would like to thank workers worldwide for their contributions to our society!

On July 1, 2018, the Mexican people elected a new President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador! The next day he spoke by phone with President Trump. Just this past Sunday, July 22nd, he and the White House, together released a copy of the letter López Obrador sent to President Trump as a follow-up.

Here are five key topics from the seven page letter sent by Mexican President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador to President Trump:

  1. “There will be many changes, Mr. President Trump.”

“Immigrants signed their names to our Declaration and helped win our independence. Immigrants helped lay the railroads and build our cities, calloused hand by calloused hand. Immigrants took up arms to preserve our union, to defeat fascism, and to win a Cold War. Immigrants and their descendants helped pioneer new industries and fuel our Information Age, from Google to the iPhone. So the story of immigrants in America isn’t a story of “them,” it’s a story of “us.” It’s who we are. And now, all of you get to write the next chapter.” – President Barack Obama

(Part of Speech given during military naturalization ceremony for active duty service members in the East Room of the White House, July 4, 2012)

No matter what your plans are for this Fourth of July, make it a memorable day by spending time with your family and friends. Have a picnic, go to the fireworks, watch a parade or just celebrate with a quiet moment. Please remember those brave men and women who gave their lives to defend our country and its freedoms.

Memorial Day in United States

“This weekend, folks across the country are opening up the pool, firing up the grill, and taking a well-earned moment to relax. But Memorial Day is more than a three-day weekend. In town squares and national cemeteries, in public services and moments of quiet reflection, we will honor those who loved their country enough to sacrifice their own lives for it.”

– President Obama, Memorial Day 2012 at Arlington National Cemetery

Presidents’ Day was established by the U.S. government in 1885 to honor the birthday date of our first President, George Washington. The official name for the holiday is still “Washington’s Birthday”. Washington’s Birthday is really February 22nd, but this federal holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of February, it extents the holiday weekend!

 

Presidents’ Day in the United States

Washington’s Birthday (actual date: February 22, 1732), now known as Presidents’ Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. This day now honors all the presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the United States’ first president.

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.”George Washington

Position: Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army