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Unannounced Workplace Site Inspections Expanded to Include L-1 Employers

Unannounced Workplace Site Inspections Expanded to Include L-1 Employers

 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security division has announced it is expanding unannounced workplace site inspections to include employers of L-1 intra-company transfers. Previously reserved only for companies that employed H-1B workers, this expansion of the program to include the L-1 category means that any company that employs workers in either H-1B or L-1 status may now be subject to an unannounced workplace site visit.

Worksite visits are designed to detect fraud in the immigration system. Since their introduction in 2009, tens of thousands of unannounced site inspections have been completed at companies that employ H-1B workers.
 

Chautauqua County Offers Help to Forestville


FORESTVILLE – In light of an unprecedented proposal to raise taxes by 445 percent in Forestville, the Audit and Control Committee of the Chautauqua County Legislature voted Thursday to offer financial aid to the struggling village.

Although the full board will need to vote on the resolution next week, the committee recommended offering a $150,000 loan and other financial incentives to the Village of Forestville, which faces a $400,000 debt. The county would only offer the money under the conditions that the village partake in an audit and examine the possibility of dissolving into the Town of Hanover.

Summer Courses Announced!

Summer Courses Announced!

Summer Courses Announced!

Infinity’s Summer Course Catalog is now available online!

Take a look, and register for some of the upcoming classes and summer camps that Infinity has available.

Infinity has a summer full of fun planned for students of all ages!

Find the newest catalog by visiting the “Programs and Classes” section of Infinity’s website at www.infinityperformingarts.org

Infinity Arts Center 115 E Third St Jamestown NY

For more information, 716-664-0991

Becoming a U.S. Citizen Carries Numerous Advantages

Becoming a U.S. Citizen Carries Numerous Advantages

 

The laws of the Constitution grant rights to both citizens and non-citizens who reside within the United States. However, becoming a U.S. citizen carries with it several benefits unavailable to non-citizens. According to the United States Custom and Immigration Services’ Guide to Naturalization, the following are some of the advantages of becoming a citizen:  

Voting and Participation in the Electoral Process

Injured Ft. Hood Soldier Thanks WNY for Support


BUFFALO, N.Y. - Army Major Patrick Miller, the local soldier injured in the shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas, says he's thankful for the support he's received from Western New York.

Miller is a native of Allegany and graduated from St. Bonaventure University. He spoke with 2 On Your Side's Michael Wooten Tuesday afternoon after he was released from the hospital.

Major Miller was shot in the abdomen during the attack. In the nearly two weeks since, he says he's been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from across the country, but especially from his hometown.

Boy Scouts Merit Badge Study at Audubon

Boy Scouts Merit Badge Study at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – Boy Scouts have the opportunity to earn some of the requirements for the Bird Study Merit Badge at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary on Saturday morning, May 3, 2014.

From 8 a.m. till noon, Boy Scout leader and longtime birder Bob Ungerer will cover topics including the use and care of binoculars, how to use a field guide, and the identification of common birds by sight and sound.

Weather permitting, the program will include a visit to Audubon’s bird banding station where Scouts will meet career ornithologists who are gathering data for research studies. They can watch the scientists capture birds using mist nets, then band, weigh, and measure before releasing them back into the wild.  The hike will also include a peek into at least one of Audubon’s nest boxes.

Audubon Resumes Bird Banding

Audubon Resumes Bird Banding

Jamestown, NY – On Saturday mornings from April 26 through May 17 and May 31, you can experience a scientific study: you can observe, and possibly even participate in, the annual bird banding at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary.

If you’ve never taken advantage of the opportunity to view this amazing process, now is the time. Come on your own or bring the kids with you.

You can drop in any time between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on any of these four Saturdays and learn from the researchers exactly how it is done.

The age-old technique of bird banding is used to discover details about the lives of birds. Scientists who have both federal and state permits – and a great deal of training and experience – capture the birds in “mist” nets, so-called because they are so fine they are almost like mist.

Dr. Scott Stoleson, Emily Thomas Perlock, and Don Watts will lead the bird banding.