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The U.S. government unveiled today a multi-agency, nationwide initiative to combat immigration services scams. The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are leading this historic effort.
This initiative targets immigration scams involving the unauthorized practice of immigration law (UPIL), which occurs when legal advice and/or representation regarding immigration matters is provided by an individual who is not an attorney or accredited representative.

Commissioner Barbara ShariefBroward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief will bring together elected city officials for a District 8 Forum on Thursday, June 9, at 3 p.m. at the Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 430, in Fort Lauderdale. The purpose of the forum is to discuss current issues important to cities within the district and to all of Broward County.

"There's a lot going on and I want to make sure that elected officials within District 8 have a clear understanding of County issues that will impact their cities and vice versa," said Commissioner Sharief. "By meeting face to face and discussing issues and ideas, we can collaborate on ways to best serve our residents."

Senator Allen ChastanetSenator Allen Chastanet, Saint Lucia's Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, will salute Saint Lucian nationals in New York on Friday, June 10, 2011.

Senator Chastanet travels to Washington and New York for meetings with international organizations and to participate in Caribbean Week in New York, produced by the Caribbean Tourism Organization from June 5 to 11.

This Friday, he takes a break from business meetings to address a "Soufrière Soiree" in Brooklyn, the New York borough known as "The Caribbean Capital of America".

Roseland Jean JosephMs. Jean Joseph teaches her children that education is the key to success.
Miami-Dade County Community Action Agency (CAA) proudly announces the 2011 Parent of the Year Roseland Jean Joseph, from Catholic Charities’ Notre Dame Child Care Center.  She is the proud parent of two sets of twins; one set is currently enrolled at the center. 

Ms. Jean Joseph volunteers at the center, dedicating at least an hour every day.  She is a strong advocate of reading to the children and encourages other parents to read to their children at home.  Through her committed volunteerism she has motivated others to become involved in various activities at the center.