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TPS para Haitianos, Que Hacer, Como Obternerlo

Estado de Proteccion Temporal: Haitianos y Como Aplicar para obterner permiso de trabajo
Creditos a: (Canal 34, Univision)

 La Oficina de Ciudadanía y Servicios de Inmigración (USCIS) publicó en su página de Internet pormenores del Temporary Protection Status (TPS). El beneficio fue otorgado por el Gobierno de Washington por razones humanitarias a los inmigrantes haitianos que se hallaban en territorio estadounidense antes del devastador terremoto del 12 de enero.

Qué, quién, cómo

¿Quiénes califican para el TPS?

Los inmigrantes haitianos, legales e indocumentados, que se hallaban en territorio de Estados Unidos antes del 12 de enero de 2010.

¿Cuántos inmigrantes se beneficiarán del amparo?

Tanto el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) como el USCIS estimaron que los beneficiados serán entre 100,000 y 200,000.

¿Qué beneficios otorga el TPS?

Concede permiso temporal para residir legalmente en Estados Unidos, detiene las órdenes de deportación y otorga un permiso de traba…

GOOGLE my favorite!

By JOE McDONALD and MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writers Joe Mcdonald And Michael Liedtke, Ap Business Writers

BEIJING – Even if Google's stand against censorship leads it to close its search engine in China, the company still hopes to maintain other key operations in the world's most populous Internet market.

Google Inc. is in delicate negotiations with the Chinese government to keep its research center in China, an advertising sales team that generates most of the company's revenue in the country and a fledgling mobile phone business.

Both sides are torn by conflicting objectives.

Google says it's no longer willing to acquiesce to the Chinese government's demands for censored search results, yet it still wants access to the country's engineering talent and steadily growing online advertising and mobile phone markets.

Chinese leaders are determined to control the flow of information, but realize they need rich and innovative companies such as Google to achieve…

Apple tablet could write a new chapter for e-books

By Jessica Mintz, AP Technology Writer , On Monday January 25, 2010, 5:49 pm EST

SEATTLE (AP) -- The company whose CEO proclaimed in 2008 that people don't read anymore may now be poised to sweep in and school the electronic book reader market.

That company is Apple Inc., and its CEO, Steve Jobs, was predicting Inc.'s Kindle would never take off. But if Apple's talks with publishers are any indication, its "latest creation," set to be unveiled Wednesday, could upend the fledgling e-reader industry in much the same way its iPod redefined digital music.

E-readers had been around since the beginning of the last decade, but in 2007 the Kindle advanced the concept by enabling books to be downloaded wirelessly rather than having to be plugged into a computer. Amazon has tried to push the device further into the mainstream by selling it for $259, down from the debut price of $399.

Analysts say the Kindle is the top-selling e-book reader, though Amazon won'…

Tax Breaks for 2010

 By Mary Beth Franklin, Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

There’s no denying that 2009 was a challenging year for millions of Americans. But filling out your 2009 tax return could bring some welcome relief in the form of a big refund. There are a slew of new and expanded tax breaks for home buyers and car buyers, college students and their parents, homeowners who installed energy-efficient improvements, and the unemployed. Together, these tax savings are expected to boost average tax refunds above last year’s level of about $2,800, says IRS spokeswoman Nancy Mathis. The sooner you file, the sooner you’ll get your money back.

Here are highlights of what’s new for 2009 tax returns.

Education credit. More parents and students can use a federal education credit to offset part of the cost of college under the new American Opportunity Credit. The maximum $2,500 credit is available to eligible taxpayers who paid at least $4,000 in qualified college tuition, fees and required cour…

The Highs and Lows of Real Estate in 2009

The Highs and Lows of Real Estate in 2009. By Dan Polimino.

Posted: Monday, December 28, 2009

Category: Real Estate News

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way.”
Charles Dickens.
This is easily my favorite quote of all time and it accurately describes how many of us felt during the course of 2009. Some of you may even be thinking, “were there any high points in real estate this year?”Yes there were, and while I only have limited space I’ll try to recap the top five in each category.

The Lowlights:

Clearly, we started the year worse off than anyone imagined. People not only contracted their buying, but they also w…

Happy New Year to everybody

I am going to start searching for new stuff to post. I promise this year won't be so boring, of course you all know, I will be posting financial and other relevant issues for fun, to think about, or just to consider for life.  If you have suggestions, or you are interested in a particular matter, let me know and I will try to post something on it.

I am grateful to my parents who have encouraged me to be all that I can be, and do all I want to do. Of course, my parents reminded me to be responsible, and told me to do always what is right, and please do NOT follow the herd, which I try to do, but sometimes i fail. It is ok, so they said, if i learn something meaningful from those falls. Of course, they are always right. You never forget lessons you learn in life.

Oh, well. I have been reading a book which I am about to finish very soon.  The book's title is: Millionaire Women Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D.  The same author that wrote The Millionaire Next Door. They are …