Sunday, January 3, 2016

#2016 A New Year With Opportunities Ahead

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Wishing You All with Happy New Year and More Successes Ahead.

“Let’s welcome the New Year with open mind and open heart. Adjust our expectations to achieve best opportunities ahead. Let’s work hand-in-hand with our “Established Professionals & Trusted NetworkSM (EPTN)” and across our ‘#IBBAs Circle of InfluencersSM‘ to maximize effectiveness; strengthen relationships that will translate ROIs of our efforts, time and investments.
Learning and communicating are integrated competency in a continuous loop, let’s keep them both in our every day activities in order to create the venue of active listening and communicating effectively for everyone.” – said Juntee Terrenal, GMS, International Businesses & Leadership Coach; Founder,ReloNavigatorTM & Chair, IBBAsSM
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

#2016 is About to Arrive - Are you Ready for the New Waves of Experience?

Monday, June 3, 2013

ReloNavigator Opened New Office in Bellingham, Washington

Per the News article at their website, as of June 1, the office of ReloNavigator began conducting business in Bellingham, Washington. 

As always, wishing them more successes as they service new location.  Bellingham is only an hour and a half from Vancouver, Canada. 

For those who will be needing assistance in relocation and immigration, do not hesitate to contact ReloNavigator. Their professional services have helped countless organizations that were operating internationally, particularly their expats and their family members. 

For any additional inquiries, you can contact ReloNavigator directly at +1 (360) 312-4300 and one of their Specialist will provide you the guidance that you will need. 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Managing the Amount of Sugar in the Foods that We Eat

Sugar has been found by many studies that contribute to the obesity, and other diseases of people across the entire spectrum of the society. To be healthy, everyone must participate in learning the maintenance of one's health and intake sugar only in moderation. In addition, everyone must also learn the various names of sugar that are used by manufacturers of foods and consumer products. We provided below some of the common names for sugar.

Here are a few of the names for added sugar that show up on food labels (list adapted from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (1)):
  • Agave nectar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cane crystals
  • Cane sugar
  • Corn sweetener
  • Corn syrup
  • Crystalline fructose
  • Dextrose
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Fructose
  • Fruit juice concentrates
  • Glucose
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Honey
  • Invert sugar
  • Lactose
  • Maltose
  • Malt syrup
  • Molasses
  • Raw sugar
  • Sucrose
  • Sugar
  • Syrup
Relationship of Sugar and Consumption -


1. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005. Chapter 7: Carbohydrates. Accessed on April 5, 2009.
2. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 2008. A Food Labeling Guide: Chapter IV. Ingredient Lists. Accessed April 10, 2009.

Happy Memorial Day 2013

Let's remember the men and women who lost their lives in defending our country, who died while serving in the Arm Forces of the United States.

Happy Memorial Day 2013

While this day, is a US Federal Holiday, it usually occurs during the last Monday of May.  Many Citizens across the country visit friends and families to celebrate. 

Be Safe Always during your travel and during your celebrations. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

"No More Hurting People - Peace" - President Barack Obama

In Memory to the Boston Bombing Victims

Photo credit: CNN

President Obama Comforts Bostonians after the Bombing to offer American's condolences and griefs to the affected families and remembering those who perished; held at a interfaith prayer service for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings

Photo credit: CNN

Sunday, April 7, 2013

ReloNavigator shares the Pacific Northwest Experience to Anyone ~

ReloNavigator's 2013 scope covers the Pacific Northwest in North America, across the Pacific to Europe. In the past 14 years, ReloNavigator has been a dedicated partner of numerous organizations over 40 countries, that relocated their expatriates and their family members internationally. Their experienced executives, staff and partners have managed and assisted successfully; all the personal and family needs of expats, the business needs of various organizations that are operating in the industry like networking, electronics, energy, medical devices, mining, community care, health, relocation services, horticulture, hospitality and education. 

The Pacific Northwest, particularly the City of Bellingham, the Whatcom County, Greater Seattle and Vancouver BC will enjoy the competencies of the ReloNavigator Team. Anyone who will be thinking of going to these areas can connect or contact ReloNavigator.  

The experiences that every individual and their family have received are lifetime experiences due to efficiency, sensitivity and care, ROI and results driven strategies, plus expertise of professionals within the organization.  The same quality of service and professionalism will be provided to all clients today and in the future.

"Your business, professional or personal needs will be solved with care and sensitivity!"

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The Catholic Church and Pope Francis' Overhaul

"Twenty-six priests were placed on leave following the grand jury's report. Ten of those cases have now been found to involve substantiated allegations of abuse. One priest was arrested and another died before a full investigation could be completed." - source

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Pope Francis must begin his Almighty power of cleaning his Church as evidenced seen in this one Archdiocese alone. How many dioceses have been covered up with these alleged crimes committed by priests?  To think, that this is only in Philadelphia! 

"In a statement, Archbishop Charles Chaput said he made the decisions he felt were "right and just" after the allegations against Gaspar and Gallagher were investigated and reviewed by an archdiocese board." 

The morality of the priesthood within the Catholic Church have been blemished with these actions.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New Pope Francis from Argentina - former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio

Pope Francis, the New Pope of the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church has a new Pontiff, a humble Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who adopted the papal name "Pope Francis" which lends a new day dawning for the church that was engulfed with numerous scandals in the past months and prompted the resignation of Pope Benedict. He became the Pope in March 13, 2013 after the conclave of 115 Cardinals from around the world casted their vote. 

Pope Francis, speaking Italian with a slight Latin American accent, joked with the crowd before delivering his blessing, saying: "As you know the duty of the conclave is to give Rome a bishop. It seems that my brother cardinals went almost to the end of the world."

The Buenos Aires Herald described Pope Francis as "low-profile, austere Jesuit, Bergoglio resisted the gay marriage law, promoted by the administration of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and passed by Congress in 2010. The Roman Catholic Church of Argentina played a role during the country’s 1976-1983 civil-military dictatorship that certain ruling Victory Front officials have accused of “complicity”.

Francis, the son of middle-class Italian immigrants, is known as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires cardinals enjoyed. He came close to becoming pope last time, reportedly gaining the second-highest vote total in several rounds of voting before he bowed out of the running in the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI.

In a lifetime of teaching and leading priests in Latin America, which has the largest share of the world’s Catholics, the former Bergoglio has shown a keen political sensibility as well as a self-effacing humility, according to his official biographer, Sergio Rubin. His personal style is the antithesis of Vatican splendor.

May the new Pope Francis will be blessed with good health always and that he may successfully execute the needed guidance for his church.  God Bless Pope Francis. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

New Version of I-9 Form Effective March 8 2013 - the US Employment Eligibility Verification Form

Effectivity - March 8, 2013 Valid up to Mar 31, 2016

The USCIS, Department of Homeland Security released as of March 8, 2013 the new version of the Employment Eligibility Form that is normally referred to as I-9 Form by the individuals who are involved in employment related activities. 
  • Employers should begin using the newly revised Form I-9 (Rev.03/08/13)N for all new hires and verifications
  • Employers may continue to use previously accepted revision (Rev.02/02/09)N and (Rev.08/07/09Y untill May 7, 2013
  • After May 7, 2013, employers must only use Form I-9 (Rev. 03/08/13)N

Reminder to All Professionals within Human Resources Department:
Please read carefully the document and its instruction prior to administration. Make sure that you understand the provisions of this document.  The Form illustrates all the required data for each Section 1, 2, and 3. Acceptable Supporting documents are listed on Page 9 of the complete document including instruction.  

Improvements to Form I-9 include new fields, reformatting to reduce errors, and clearer instructions to both employees and employers. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a Notice in the Federal Register informing employers about the new Form I-9. 

There is a Spanish version of Form I-9 (Rev. 03/08/13)N that is available on the USCIS website for use in Puerto Rico only

All other Spanish-speaking employers and employees in the US 50 states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories may refer to the Spanish version as a reference only, but must always complete the English version of the form.

When in doubt, it is always good practice to seek the guidance of a more experienced professional or hire a Coach to train you. 

Link to the downloadable form - New Version of I-9 Form

It is strongly suggested that representatives of hiring employers will understand the new changes for I-9 compliance. JNT Consulting will be available to guide you for your I-9 compliance if you don't have the necessary competencies in executing them.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Enjoy the Spring 2013 - the Refreshing Colors, Activities with Friends, Events and Celebrations

Again, It is Spring Time My Friends ~

On Sunday, March 10, Daylight Saving Time  
"Time to move forward your clock to reflect the correct time" 
(Applicable only in US States that observe DST)

Spring Season is always the refreshing time after the long drawn coldness of the winter breezes, rains and gloomy skies. It is the time when the spring flowers in your gardens and pots will grow and bloom. 

Spring is also the time when there are many changes around you, time to celebrate and enjoy the climate that nature brings. 

Here are the Top Ten Spring Chores that may be on your list. Have fun and be safe always. 
1. Time of de-cluttering unwanted items from your drawers and cabinets 

2. Time to re-organize your closets, hide the Winter outfits and hang your Spring collection ward drove

3. Time to re-grow your gardens of vegetables, herbs and flowers

4. Many household chores and renovations are underway

5. Many will pack their belongings or homes, and move to another city, state or country

6.  It's also time to meet your new neighbors, who moved from far other places 

7. Take time to enjoy the beautiful weather among friends, new neighbors and family

8. It is also the time to enjoy Spring vacations  

9. Time for your Spring neighborhood Yard Sales (where applicable)

10. Time to celebrate important events that normally taking place during the season. New celebrations will be held as well. 

The beautiful California's colorful flowers are blooming everywhere in your neighborhoods and flower farms... butterflies, bees and birds enjoy them alike. 

When you meet with friends and acquaintances, do not forget to learn something new and different. In that way, you always have something to think about and share to others when the chance will come. 

Spring Season is another moment that will bring us new opportunities in life. 

Enjoy and be productive always. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

US Immigrant Fee Took Effect on February 1, 2012

Effective February 1, 2013, the USCIS implemented that all immigrant candidates who will be receiving 'Immigrant Visa Package' from a U.S. consulate or embassy abroad will be required to pay the new Immigrant Fee of $165.00 USD.

In addition, applicants will also pay applicable Department of State (DOS) application fee.

USCIS noted that the new fees will be necessary to cover the costs of producing and delivering US Resident Cards.

Exemption from paying the fee:
Children who enter the United States under the Orphan or Hague adoption programs, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants, returning residents (SB-1s), and those issued K visas  are the only immigrant visa cases exempt from paying the new fee. 

Payments of the required fees must be made through the USCIS Pay Your Immigrant Fee Online.

Please click on the link to read the full Final Rule on this matter.

For additional information about USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) please visit 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Join Our Skype Conversations this Thursday, Feb 7 2013 at 10AM PST - Code FRSKYPE

Are you having difficulties in demonstrating your Conversational English Competency? 

Our resident expert in Coaching Communications, English Linguistics, Business and Leadership will host a Skype English Conversations with individuals residing  in or from Colombia, India, France, Mexico, Abu Dhabi, and USA. 

Focus: Understanding Conversational English and the Benefit of the Competency 

Join us in English Conversations Session via Skype with a Code: FRSkype  
Date of the Session: February 7, 2013
Day of the Session: Thursday
Session Time: 10:00-11:00AM (Pacific Standard Time)
Hosting location: San Jose, California, USA

Attendees will be limited - reserve your spot immediately!

When you missed this session? Check back in our website, Skype, Twitter or Facebook pages for the next interactive sessions in the future. If you like to propose a particular topic, you are welcome to email your topic of interest to: or send a message to skype ID: ideasnconversations 

1. Send an email to: with Code: FRSKYPE
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4. Please reserve your slot ahead of time

Please note, that our regular program is available at:  Interactive Conversations 

Looking forward to speak with you.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Simple Journeys to Being Healthy Means Success and Happiness in Life

The Year 2013 is in stride and we have arrived in the month of February.

For those who do traditional concepts, they made their New Year's Resolutions. And those who are non-traditional, they have their own way of marking 2013 and began their journeys for the next 330 plus days.

Personally, I began my New Year with a perspective where Great Health achieve Success in Life. This year I put forward to be more healthy and consume healthier foods that will sustain my healthier well being.

credit: @junteet

Being Healthy is at the top of my priorities because I believed that when one is in great health, all goals in  personal or professional will be achieved. The end result of it all is abundance of success. Would I like to become successful? If you are an optimist like me that is a big YES.

With anyone I work with, I will share with them that insight of being healthy. Let's put our health as a main emphasis in our daily living. When we are healthy, there are more opportunities in the future that we will enjoy, many places that we can go, and many more advancement that will cherish.

What options do we have to be healthy? The following tips may be a good starting point about how to make extra effort in managing one's health by your own means and capabilities. I do these things myself :-)

Simple Journeys to Being Healthy:
One Author said; "to heal your inner life you simply need to be healthy"

1. Eat Well with Nutritious foods. Eat plenty of  vegetables (preferably organic ones), beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. There are many different foods that are nutritious. You don't need expensive foods to get the rich vitamins from nutritious foods. Shop and buy  smart across various food outlets and find the food that gives you nutrition and fresh. Do not shop at groceries that sell wilted vegetables and with nearly rotten fruits.

2. Drink a lot of Water. Natural water is best with your system. It sustains oxygen in the body. Avoid water that were produced with chemicals because you are adding toxics in your body. Drink 8 glasses of water a day is a simple rule. How many of us do that today? We have many excuses as being busy. Really! Dr. Oz says, "water if great for the body".

3. Help Generate Enzymes for your Digestive System.  By eating foods that provides raw materials will help generate enzymes for your digestive system; it will keep you away from unhealthy discoveries within your digestive tract. Avoid supplements as necessary. Health Scientists say, foods with fibers are great for your body and they give natural enzymes. The likes of pineapple, asparagus, papaya, grains, etc. An old knowledge from generations is by 'chewing your food 20 times before swallowing' - that means eat slowly. Do not gobble up in 20 minutes.

4. Omega 3 Fat is Essential.  Eating fish regularly provides Omega-3 that is useful for being healthy. Explore various fishes like wild caught salmon, and similar. Be creative in cooking them. If you are lazy to prepare, there are ready to broil packs of wild caught salmon, etc. By eating sufficient amount of fish you avoid inflammation in your system.

5. Sustain a Healthy Weight. By maintaining your healthy weight that is proportionate to your height and body structure, you will sustain better and active living. Again, by eating balanced and nutritious foods, vegetables, fruits and a glass of favorite wine at dinner time, will keep you retain your healthy weight. Exercise is a good routine. You don't need a gym membership to exercise, there are many ways to exercise like walking, take the stairs when you are at work, or go up and down in your house when you have stairs. Simple things are treasure and they are inexpensive. I am in progress with it.

6. Dieting is not a good program. Understanding your body system is more important. Learn the sensitivities of your body and avoid those that create troubles to yourself. Increase food intake (carrots, apples, use fresh and organic herbs and spices like garlic, ginger, etc.) that give your entire system a boost of energy and circulation. Do not use supplements, plenty of foods are naturally embedded with natural vitamins. Health experts have said dieting is not a solution for a healthy body.

Realistic and Sensible View:
Let's face the reality. It is a matter of knowing what is bad and good for your body. You just need to be a sensible person and smart about food intake and avoid junks, understand what are causing your deficiencies. You don't need to read an encyclopedia either.  Always take a look at what you are taking into your system. Learn something new every day about how to sustain better health. You cannot become healthy over night, take the approach "slowly but surely". You just need to make that determination to achieve because you will gain more results on anything that you will do this year when you are healthy.

You can create your small group of friends and family members to start a realistic "healthy-oriented program" that covers the 6 items listed above. They are simple and yet everyone will enjoy and see the difference in each other's health. Create a chart of all the participants and check-in with one another how you are progressing. This will create a motivational factor in achieving certain level or progress within your healthy goals.

The Harvard School of  Public Health created a diagram that shows a Healthy Plate. Something to think about  as a reference when you prepare your plate whenever your eat. You can make your own plating combinations and enjoy the food with your family and friends.

Acknowledgement: Harvard School of Public Health

Your comments and insights are always appreciated. We like to hear from you.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

US Comprehensive Immigration Reform Starts Rolling

It is apparent that the United States will tackle a newer comprehensive immigration reform system that will measure up to the 21st Century.

Today, President Obama conveyed to the American People his vision and desire to accomplish in regards to a new Comprehensive Immigration Reform System of the United States of America. Some of his poignant comments are shared below as a preview:

"When we talk about that in the abstract, it’s easy sometimes for the discussion to take on a feeling of “us” versus “them.”  And when that happens, a lot of folks forget that most of “us” used to be “them.”  We forget that."  
"It’s really important for us to remember our history.  Unless you’re one of the first Americans, a Native American, you came from someplace else.  Somebody brought you." 


"We define ourselves as a nation of immigrants.  That’s who we are -- in our bones.  The promise we see in those who come here from every corner of the globe, that’s always been one of our greatest strengths.  It keeps our workforce young.  It keeps our country on the cutting edge.  And it’s helped build the greatest economic engine the world has ever known."

"We have to make sure that every business and every worker in America is playing by the same set of rules.  We have to bring this shadow economy into the light so that everybody is held accountable -- businesses for who they hire, and immigrants for getting on the right side of the law.  That’s common sense.  And that’s why we need comprehensive immigration reform."

"I’m here because most Americans agree that it’s time to fix a system that’s been broken for way too long."  "I’m here because business leaders, faith leaders, labor leaders, law enforcement, and leaders from both parties are coming together to say now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as the land of opportunity. Now is the time to do this so we can strengthen our economy and strengthen our country’s future." said President Barack Obama, source:

The Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the government will play their roles including 'We the People' of America. Of course, there will be politicking to play in the next weeks and months. The debate will bring opinions and unusual perspectives about such a vision. 

Mr. Obama's Immigration Reform touches many core issues that impact the American Society as a whole.  Many will disagree while majority will agree. Here are some of the points about the Comprehensive Immigration Reform he proposed, and your ideas and insights are equally essential to be heard. 

1. Keep Families Together. The proposal seeks to eliminate existing backlogs in the family-sponsored immigration system by recapturing unused visas and temporarily increasing annual visa numbers.  The proposal also raises existing annual country caps from 7 percent to 15 percent for the family-sponsored immigration system.   It also treats same-sex families as families by giving U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents the ability to seek a visa on the basis of a permanent relationship with a same-sex partner. The proposal also revises current unlawful presence bars and provides broader discretion to waive bars in cases of hardship.

2. “Staple” green cards to advanced STEM diplomas.  The proposal encourages foreign graduate students educated in the United States to stay here and contribute to our economy by “stapling” a green card to the diplomas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) PhD and Master’s Degree graduates from qualified U.S. universities who have found employment in the United States.  It also requires employers to pay a fee that will support education and training to grow the next generation of American workers in STEM careers.

3. Create a “startup visa” for job-creating entrepreneurs.  The proposal allows foreign entrepreneurs who attract financing from U.S. investors or revenue from U.S. customers to start and grow their businesses in the United States, and to remain permanently if their companies grow further, create jobs for American workers, and strengthen our economy.

4.Encourage integration. The proposal promotes earned citizenship and efforts to integrate immigrants into their new American communities linguistically, civically, and economically.

5. Earned citizenship for DREAMers. Children brought here illegally through no fault of their own by their parents will be eligible for earned citizenship.  By going to college or serving honorably in the Armed Forces for at least two years, these children should be given an expedited opportunity to earn their citizenship.  The President’s proposal brings these undocumented immigrants out of the shadows.

6. Create a provisional legal status.  Undocumented immigrants must come forward and register, submit biometric data, pass criminal background and national security checks, and pay fees and penalties before they will be eligible for a provisional legal status.  Agricultural workers and those who entered the United States as children would be eligible for the same program.  Individuals must wait until the existing legal immigration backlogs are cleared before getting in line to apply for lawful permanent residency (i.e. a “green card”), and ultimately United States citizenship. Consistent with current law, people with provisional legal status will not be eligible for welfare or other federal benefits, including subsidies or tax credits under the new health care law.

7.Create strict requirements to qualify for lawful permanent resident status.  Those applying for green cards must pay their taxes, pass additional criminal background and national security checks, register for Selective Service (where applicable), pay additional fees and penalties, and learn English and U.S. civics.  As under current law, five years after receiving a green card, individuals will be eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship like every other legal permanent resident.

8. Mandatory, phased-in electronic employment verification. The President’s proposal provides tools for employers to ensure a legal workforce by using federal government databases to verify that the people they hire are eligible to work in the United States.  Penalties for hiring undocumented workers are significantly increased, and new penalties are established for committing fraud and identity theft.  The new mandatory program ensures the privacy and confidentiality of all workers’ personal information and includes important procedural protections.  Mandatory electronic employment verification would be phased in over five years with exemptions for certain small businesses.

9. Combat fraud and identity theft.  The proposal also mandates a fraud‐resistant, tamper‐resistant Social Security card and requires workers to use fraud‐and tamper‐resistant documents to prove authorization to work in the United States. The proposal also seeks to establish a voluntary pilot program to evaluate new methods to authenticate identity and combat identity theft.

10. Improve partnerships with border communities and law enforcement.  The President’s proposal expands our ability to work with our cross-border law enforcement partners.  Community trust and cooperation are keys to effective law enforcement. To this end, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will establish border community liaisons along the Southern and Northern borders to improve communication and collaboration with border communities, boost funding to tribal government partners to reduce illegal activity on tribal lands, and strengthen training on civil rights and civil liberties for DHS immigration officers.

11. Improve our nation’s immigration courts.  The President’s proposal invests in our immigration courts. By increasing the number of immigration judges and their staff, investing in training for court personnel, and improving access to legal information for immigrants, these reforms will improve court efficiency.  It allows DHS to better focus its detention resources on public safety and national security threats by expanding alternatives to detention and reducing overall detention costs.  It also provides greater protections for those least able to represent themselves.

12. Cracking Down on Employers Hiring Undocumented Workers: Our businesses should only employ people legally authorized to work in the United States.  Businesses that knowingly employ undocumented workers are exploiting the system to gain an advantage over businesses that play by the rules.  The President’s proposal is designed to stop these unfair hiring practices and hold these companies accountable.  At the same time, this proposal gives employers who want to play by the rules a reliable way to verify that their employees are here legally.

13. Streamlining Legal Immigration:  Our immigration system should reward anyone who is willing to work hard and play by the rules.  For the sake of our economy and our security, legal immigration should be simple and efficient.  The President’s proposal attracts the best minds to America by providing visas to foreign entrepreneurs looking to start businesses here and helping the most promising foreign graduate students in science and math stay in this country after graduation, rather than take their skills to other countries.  The President’s proposal will also reunify families in a timely and humane manner.

14. Combat transnational crime.  The President’s proposal creates new criminal penalties dedicated to combating transnational criminal organizations that traffic in drugs, weapons, and money, and that smuggle people across the borders.  It also expands the scope of current law to allow for the forfeiture of these organizations’ criminal tools and proceeds.  Through this approach, we will bolster our efforts to deprive criminal enterprises, including those operating along the Southwest border, of their infrastructure and profits.

To understand more about other proposed areas of the reform in order to fix the long broken Immigration System; please click on the link to read the complete Fact Sheet: Fixing our Broken Immigration System so Everyone Plays by the Rules

Please click the link to read the complete text of President Obama's Remarks on Immigration Reform

This will be a long road to travel, but with collaborative efforts of all concerned citizens, private and public sectors, the agencies of the government; a new reform will patch up the broken system. In that way, our Immigration Laws will be revised and become current for the 21st Century.

As a society, we will benefit enormously, from the global talents and economic growth as a nation plus we will re-affirm to recognize our strength that we were founded by immigrants as symbolized by the Historical Accounts of the Ellis Island in New York, and the standing Statue of Liberty, in Liberty Island in New York Harbor.

The Ellis Island View from Battery Park, NY
Photo credit: Ken

Immigrants arrived from various countries to be processed in Ellis Island, NY
Photo credit: Library of

The Restored Hall where immigrants had to wait for their immigration status in Ellis Island
Photo credit: @junteet

Some of immigrants' trunks and baskets which they brought with them when arrived in Ellis Island, 
Exhibited today in the Museum for tourist to see some artifacts of history.
Photo credit: @junteet

Photo credit: @junteet

Your comments and insights are appreciated always. Your comments can be shared at the comments field below. Thanks.