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Kenyans who have become US Citizens or Permanent Residents can now file for their relatives online

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that petitioners can now complete and file Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, online.

You can use this form if you are a citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the United States who needs to establish your relationship to an eligible relative who wishes to immigrate to the United States.

Filing a Form I-130 is  the first step in helping an eligible relative immigrate to the United States.

Online filing allows you to submit forms electronically, check the status of the case, and receive notices from USCIS.

“Form I-130 is one of the most widely filed USCIS forms,” said USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli. “As we continue our transition to paperless operations, petitioners can now experience the convenience of filing electronically. USCIS is increasing the number of forms available for online filing to make our agency more effective and efficient.”

With the addition, individuals can now file eight USCIS forms online:

  • Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
  • Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative
  • Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (Form I-539 is the first online application filing that uses USCIS’ eProcessing strategy. Check your eligibility for online filing of this form at uscis.gov/i539online.)
  • Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA)
  • Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
  • Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document
  • Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship
  • Form N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322
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To file these forms online, individuals must first create a USCIS online account at myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov. This free account allows them to:

  • Submit and track the status of their forms;
  • Pay their fees;
  • Track the status of their case;
  • Communicate with USCIS through a secure inbox; and
  • Respond to requests for evidence.

USCIS still accepts the latest paper version of all forms by mail.

USCIS is using innovation and technology to meet the needs of applicants, petitioners, employees, and stakeholders. Regardless of the paper or electronic format of an application or petition, USCIS is committed to ensuring a secure and efficient process for all.

For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit uscis.gov or follow them on Twitter (@uscis), Instagram (/uscis), YouTube (/uscis), Facebook (/uscis), and LinkedIn (/uscis).

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VIDEO: Check out how much Lupita Nyongo spends on sneakers

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Kenyan- American actress Lupita Nyongo and her co-star Winston Duke bought five pairs of sneakers worth over $ 3,000 (Ksh 300,000).

The two actors shared with Jo-La Puma, the owner of Stadium Goods, a sneaker shop based in New York City, how their sense of style is shaped by their Kenyan and Caribbean heritage.

 

 

 

The Kenyan actor says;

“I have a very stylish mother. Growing up, I was always so impressed by how she always put herself together.”

She further adds; 

“One of my aunts was a cloth designer, so I would draw up the same way. I remember designing my own prom dress. It’s the African influence because we love, love color that’s why my clothes were always out there.”

 

 

 32-year-old Winston Duke says;

“For me, fashion is very expressive because in the Caribbean color is in our blood. Growing up, expensive shoes and fashion was kinda out of reach, I would draw sneakers and dream that I would touch it someday.”

The star actors have worked together in the new psychological horror “Us” and 2018 Marvel movie “Black Panther”.

 

 

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Burial of Kenyan woman shot dead by American granny set for Saturday

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Janet Oyuga, the Kenyan lady who was killed by an 85-year-old granny in the USA is set to be buried on Saturday, 18 January, in Siaya county.

The 37-year-old was shot in her house by Beverly Jenne. The sister Angela got serious gunshot wounds in the attack.

Janet was to be laid to rest on Saturday, 11 January, but the body was yet to be flown to Kenya because of a memorial service that was held in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

The deceased’s body was flown from the US on Tuesday, January 14. The body will get to Kisumu on Thursday in preparation for the burial ceremony in Gem, Siaya county at parents’ home.

 

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ACHIEVEMENT: Kenyan named among top 25 extraordinary people in Atlanta, USA

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Dr Benson Karanja, the President of Beulah Heights University in the outskirts of Atlanta has been named one of  the ‘Top 25 Extraordinary Atlantans’  The Atlanta Business Journal, a leading business news publication in the State of Georgia.

Dr Karanja and 24 others were selected based on the societal impact they’ve made through their work as community influencers in business, government, entertainment, media, religion, education and other areas.

 The annual new designation and accompanying commemorative issue, shares profiles of some outstanding Atlanta residents, who have exhibited excellence in their respective areas, and whose personal and professional efforts are contributing to the greater good of both the local and national community 

The group will be honored during a ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Zucot Gallery in Atlanta.

According to ABJ Digital co-publisher, Kevin C. Pride, these leaders exhibited excellence in their respective industries, and their personal and professional efforts have contributed to the greater good of the local and national communities.

 “Metro-Atlanta has so many incredible people who are working within their individual arenas to make our communities better places in which to live, work and play,” said Mr Pride.

“The amazing individuals selected for this first annual recognition, represent an exceptional sampling of excellence in business and community leadership, and we are excited to celebrate them and share their stories in this special publication,” he added.  

 

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Founded in 1918, Beulah Heights has become known as one of the nation’s oldest and fastest growing Bible institutions.

Beulah Heights University

Located in the beautiful city of Atlanta, Georgia, Beulah Heights University aims to offer higher education founded in the Protestant Christian tradition.

BHU is proud to be acknowledged for its academic pursuits and its dedication to the Christian mission.

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ABJ Digital, The Atlanta Business Journal

Click here to view the complete list of honorees.

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