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Back-to-School… Backpacks

Backpacks have become the most popular means for school age children to carry their books and school supplies.  And in fact, when used correctly, a properly designed backpack is an excellent way to carry the necessities of the school day.  Unfortunately, thousands of children each year experience back pain related to use of school backpacks that are too heavy or used incorrectly.  It appears that public awareness of backpack related back injuries has helped to reduce its incidence.  With the start of the new school year, however, it is worth offering a reminder to parents and children of ways to prevent these from occurring.

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Tips For New Immigrants

Immigrating to the United States to live here permanently is an important and complex decision. The US State Department offers excellent guidance for foreign nationals immigrating to the US.  Visit to learn about who may immigrate to the United States, the different types of immigrant visas, the required forms, and the steps in the immigrant visa process.

In general, to apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen relative(s), U.S. lawful permanent resident, or by a prospective employer, and be the beneficiary of an approved petition. Therefore, a first step is filing a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). For information on this step, visit the USCIS website. Read More »