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What You May Not Know About the Affidavit of Support

What You May Not Know About the Affidavit of Support

 

Any person seeking to immigrate to the United States pursuant to a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, must have a financial sponsor who signs and submits a Form I-864, Affidavit of Support to the Department of Homeland Security. With this Affidavit of Support, the sponsor agrees to financially support the intending immigrant at 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines to ensure that the intending immigrant will not become reliant on any means-tested public benefit. What many people do not realize is the extreme durability of this contract, which lasts through divorce and even bankruptcy.

Diana Krall Headlines New Additions to November Entertainment at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

Diana Krall Headlines New Additions to November Entertainment at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

Five-time Grammy® Award–winning jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall will cap off an exciting month of November entertainment at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino this fall. Krall will perform inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center on November 29, and a variety of concerts inside the Bear’s Den Showroom also will take place throughout the month, including Thunderhand Joe & The Medicine Show, The Monkees Lead Singer Micky Dolenz, Williams & Ree: The Indian and the White Guy and Bobby Hendricks’ Drifters.

Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

With the fall semester getting underway Sept. 2, Daemen College hosted a variety of campus activities for returning and incoming first-year students, including Fall Convocation to welcome more than 550 new students to the college community and to celebrate the start of the new academic year.

“The most important ability you will acquire in your college years is the ability to think critically and analytically about the world,” Daemen President Gary A. Olson said in his address to students at the all-campus event on Sept. 4. “As college-educated individuals, you will have the ability and the responsibility to always exercise your critical thinking skills.

Accused Southern Tier meth makers arrested


WELLSVILLE, NY – Levi J. Hunt, 32, of Almond, NY and Samantha J. Ellwood, 27 of Scio, face a slew of drug charges after Wellsville Police officers arrested them Thursday on Bolivar Road in the Town of Wellsville.

Police say the pair was found with drugs and hypodermic instruments. They were charged by New York State Police with: criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth degree (a class c felony); 11 counts of criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument (class a misdemeanors); and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Wellsville police also charged them with: criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree (a class a felony); criminal sale of a controlled substance, fifth degree (a class d felony); and unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the third (a class d felony).

Buffalo Mayor Discusses City’s Economic Vitality at Daemen Lecture

Buffalo Mayor Discusses City’s Economic Vitality at Daemen Lecture

Buffalo’s economic growth over the past decade was described as transformational by Mayor Byron W. Brown as he pointed to the city continuing its positive momentum with a strong, workable plan at a recent lecture held at Daemen College.

As featured speaker on Sept. 2 in the college’s latest Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, Brown talked about major economic development efforts that have improved the city’s vitality and the overall impact the revitalization has had on the region.

“There are visible signs of progress and growth throughout the city, which has experienced $4.4 billion in economic development since 2012, with more than 12,000 new jobs expected to be created over the next few years,” said Brown. “These major investments are changing the city for the better and making it a destination where people want to work, live and play.”

No Frills Buffalo Publishes Books on Lackawanna, Poetry

No Frills Buffalo Publishes Books on Lackawanna, Poetry

 

No Frill Buffalo publishing company announces the release of two new book, “City of Steel ... Hearts of Gold: My Lackawanna” by Ralph J. Galanti Jr. and Joanna B. Nervo, and “Malcontent: A Collection of Poems” by Jeffrey Charles Naish.

“City of Steel ... Hearts of Gold” takes place in the City of Lackawanna during the 1930s. It is a story dedicated to the men and women of Lackawanna and is loosely centered around the life and times of one of its prominent citizens, Ralph J. Galanti Sr.

Fetus found along Lake Erie beach shoreline


DUNKIRK, NY-- New York State Police are investigating human remains found along the shoreline of Lake Erie.

Investigators say they were notified Thursday afternoon of remains discovered along the shore at Lake Erie State Park in the Town of Portland. Portland is just south of Dunkirk in Chautauqua County.

An autopsy confirmed the remains are that of an 18-20 week old fetus. Officials believe the fetus may have separated from its mother about two or three weeks ago.

Authorities haven't determined if the fetus washed up on shore or was placed there. Officials are working to determined how long the fetus was in the water.

They would like to find the mother and learn more about her circumstances. Investigators say they have little information and are turning to the public for help. If you have any information, you're asked to call New York State Police at (716) 665-3114.