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BREAKING: USCIS awards Citizenship Grants

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WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services awarded nearly $10 million in grants to 41 organizations in 24 states to help prepare lawful permanent residents (LPRs) for naturalization.

The fiscal year 2019 grants, which run through September 2021, promote prospective citizens’ assimilation into American civic life by funding educational programs designed to increase their knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics.

“Our country welcomes legal immigrants from all over the world who come to the United States, positively contribute to our society and engage in American civic life,” said USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli. “Immigrants who assimilate, embrace our Constitution, understand our history, and abide by our laws add to the vitality and strength of this great nation. Through this grant program, USCIS continues to support efforts to prepare immigrants to become fully vested U.S. citizens.”

USCIS awarded the grants through the Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services grant opportunity, which supports organizations that provide citizenship instruction and naturalization application assistance to LPRs. Organizations that receive grants under this funding opportunity can only use grant funds to provide services to immigrants who have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence.

In making final award decisions, USCIS considered grantee’s past performance, when applicable. In addition, all funded grant recipients must enroll in E-Verify as a regular employer within 30 days of receiving the award and remain E-Verify participants in good standing throughout the entire period of grant performance. Funded grant recipients must verify all new hires at hiring locations performing work on a program or activity that is funded in whole or in part under the grant.

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The Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program has awarded approximately $92 million through 434 competitive grants to immigrant-serving organizations in 39 states and the District of Columbia since it began in 2009. Now in its 11th year, the program has helped more than 245,000 LPRs prepare for citizenship.

The Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program is a major part of the agency’s efforts to support effective citizenship preparation services and to provide information on naturalization to immigrants and nonprofit organizations. USCIS maintains the Citizenship Resource Center, an online hub that provides educational materials and resources to help LPRs prepare for the naturalization process. USCIS also partners with federal, state and local agencies to raise awareness of the rights, responsibilities and importance of U.S. citizenship among the estimated 8.9 million LPRs nationwide who are eligible to apply for naturalization.

For additional information on the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program, please visit uscis.gov/grants.

 

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‘Keeping up with the hippos, do you fit in your bed?’, Terence and wife Milly reveal worst trolls

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Social media is cruel and Terence Creative aka Kamami and his wife Milly Chebby have confirmed this. It can leave one depressed if you don’t have a thick skin.

Terence with his wife Milly

The couple featured on Upclose with Betty and talked about how they met, their blended family and the cheating scandal.

Terence with his wife Milly
Terence with his wife Milly

Terence and Milly recently embarked on a weight loss journey and during the interview, she said that they’ve learnt to survive trolls.

You need a thick skin and God’s grace,’ the mother of one said.

The couple narrated how they are often trolled because of their weight.

..I’m here keeping up with the hippos,’ Milly said.

She revealed that she battled with postpartum depression hence the reason why she gained weight.

A postpartum (or postnatal) period begins immediately after the birth of a child as the mother’s body, including hormone levels and uterus size, returns to a non-pregnant state.

The famous couple has been body-shamed online and is no longer bothered. Speaking about worst trolls, the father of three said the meanest words he has heard are;

kitanda inawatoshanga (do you fit in your bed?), how do they nini (have se3). People think we have a metallic bed.

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‘Young boys shamelessly hit on me in front of my kids’ – Sarah Kabu

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Bonfire adventures boss Sarah Kabu said she feels sorry for the ‘Xaxa’ generation who have turned their attention to trying to win over older women.

Older women dating small boys are known as cougars.

According to Sarah, these boys know where to source such women thus hanging around areas most frequented by the same.

Speaking during an interview on Radio Jambo, the mother of two said she has been a victim.

‘ When I drive around in my range rover there are some young men who know the right points to get rich women so they hang around there.

Simon and Sarah Kabu

It’s so funny sometimes these young men try to make moves and sometimes you are with your kids.

Sarah said that these boys do this despite the presence of my kids.

My kids are very intelligent so they understand. It’s very worrying, especially with the young generation.’

Sarah recently talked about how women have been trying to approach her husband via DM after he gifted her a car.

‘AFTER THAT WE DID NOT KNOW THAT WOULD BE A PROBLEM.

NOW EVERY SLAY QUEEN TELLS HIM ‘OOH I WANT A VITZ.’

I HEARD PEOPLE WERE ASKING KWANI NAMPEA DESIGN GANI NDIO ANINUNULIE GARI.’

We have logins to each others social media accounts. During the New Year a slay queen wrote,

‘HAPPY NEW YEAR,  MY GOAL IS TO GO OUT WITH YOU, PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Sarah says,

WE MEET SUCH DM’S EVERYDAY.’

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Babu Owino moved to Gigiri

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Babu Owino, Embakasi East MP, has been moved to Gigiri Police Station. He is supposed to stay there for the rest of the weekend.

Police officers noticed an increased movement of young people near the police station, which was interfering with the smooth running of work there.

“According to intelligence reports, the MP’s supporters were planning to protests outside the station and we had to move him. This is one of the busy police stations in Nairobi and any protest would paralyze our work,” said our source who sought anonymity.

The Mp was taken to Kilimani police station Friday morning after a shooting incident he was involved in at Kilimani B club. 

Babu shot DJ Evolve on the neck, causing him to be admitted at Nairobi Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

George Kinoti, the DCI boss, says the MP is likely to be facing attempted murder charges. They have also recovered the gun used at the incident.

“We will charge him with attempted murder. It is apparent that he wanted to kill the man,” remarked DCI Director George Kinoti as quoted by Nation.

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