Category: South Florida
Published on 28 March 2017

MIRA USA offers a free workshop to lose the fear of the citizenship exam.

Coral Springs, Florida - A group of Miraist gathered at the Northwest Regional Library on the afternoon of March 11 to hold a free workshop titled "Lose the Fear of taking the Citizenship exam."

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A group of approximately 20 participants benefited from this activity, with the participation of immigration officers Elizabeth Cafati and César Mejía. The officers explained the requirements, advantages, and duties of the naturalization process and the status of the citizen and To offer useful tips to be successful throughout the process by accessing this benefit.

Participants also had the opportunity to practice the questions on the N-400 citizenship form and the 100 civic questions, followed by a mock interview with immigration officials and Mirai volunteers.

During the workshop, the beneficiaries were able to dispel myths, fears and obtain useful information to pass the citizenship test. This free workshop is one of the many efforts MIRA USA regularly makes for the benefit of the community in the United States.

Category: South Florida
Published on 28 March 2017

MIRA USA volunteers visit the "Big Cypress National Reserve" in South Florida.

Ochopee, Florida - A group of miraista's visited the "Big Cypress National Preserve" on the morning of March 4, 2017, to explore and learn about the ecological impact of the area. preservationpreservationpreservationThis preservation characterized its soft terrain, vegetation, and unique fauna, but above all by the great efforts of conservation and preservation that the child reproduces in the world.

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MIRA USA In addition to its ongoing work in activities that benefit migrants in the United States with immigration workshops, and other community-based activities in various settings, it also focuses on projects that help the environment and Believes that the human being has an intrinsic responsibility to take care of the planet earth. It is a fact that the civil, mining and agricultural expansion every year becomes invasive of the aerial natures of our planet, thus notably causing a climate change, which has had an impact on the environment around the world. MIRA USA serves as an information channel, which is essential for making decisions that affect the present and future of our communities.

Big Cypress protects more than 720,000 acres of this vast marsh and has several plants of temperate and tropical climate, like the exotic phantom orchid.  Also, it is in danger of extinction and has a rich fauna, which includes the red, the panther, the Glen and the wide variety of birds, which are more abundant During the dry season (November to April) when immigrating northern. The Big Cypress National Preserve, a difference from the Everglades, is mainly fed by rainwater and is essential for the health of the estuary rivers located on the southwest coast of Florida (which are an excellent source of Seafood) and the water of nearby streams, tales like the Everglades.

South Florida is known for having the most studied wetlands in the world. Numerous efforts are continuously being made to advance real solutions for the conservation of this area, which have the protection of the sea water flow and replicate these innovations in other parts of the world. That is why the efforts of biologists, conservationists, and hunters, who in this case have repeatedly joined in the past to defend this swamp, must be articulated with legislators and community members for the right of this area and the Regions that need solutions in different parts of the world to protect our environment.

For MIRA USA it is essential that members of the community learn firsthand, enjoy, and transmit all the experiences gained during this visit to the "Big Cypress National Preserve." We believe that knowledge and recognition that there is a problem is the first step to a solution. MIRA USA aims to bring more members of the community to this area. With this, MIRA USA seeks to benefit not only the participants of the visits but the people living in South Florida.

Category: South Florida
Published on 31 January 2017

Miraist participate in the Be a Voice, Be a Light Gala night

Miami-Florida, A group of 21 Miraist, met on January 14, 2017, at the Mandarin Hotel to participate in the fundraising event of the nonprofit organization Voices for Children, which provides assistance to abused children, Neglected and marginalized from Miami-Dade County to meet their social, educational, legal and health needs.

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Miraístas have participated in this event for the last five years. This year around 450 leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs, influential philanthropists in the Miami met to help those needy children through a silent auction, which offered unique items, also different programs, and opportunities to make donations, become a volunteer and be part of programs of this organization throughout the whole year. In this event, the attendees heard an inspiring testimony of a young woman who was able to successfully overcome a terrible situation and environment with the help of "Voices for Children."

The Miraist volunteers attended the reception and helped with the registration of the participants, the process of the silent auction, accommodating the attendees providing information for the auctioned items and the accompaniment of known figures of the gala.

The collaboration in this event is a contribution that MIRA USA makes to contribute to the benefit of the community.

Category: South Florida
Published on 25 January 2017

MIRA USA conducted a workshop to lose the fear of the citizenship test

Royal Palm Beach, Florida - A group of Miraistas gathered at Royal Palm Beach for a free workshop titled "Lose the Fear of Citizenship," organized by MIRA USA. The workshop took place on January 14, 2017, in the Royal Palm Beach Library. 

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The first segment discussed the requirements to apply for US citizenship, And an immigration lawyer, Madel Bermudez attended the workshop. Bermudez provided useful guidelines and advice to the audience to avoid problems and delays starting with the N-400 application process until becoming a US citizen.  The lawyer as well answered questions from the public.

Participants also had time to practice in English the questions on the N-400 form and the 100 civics questions to feel more secure during the interview.

In the end, each participant had the opportunity to do a simulation of the citizenship interview with a volunteer who served as a USCIS officer to lose their fear of the interview.

The workshop culminated with the singing of the national anthem and the swearing-in of loyalty as in a real naturalization ceremony. The participants expressed their appreciation for being able to be part of this workshop, as it provided them with information and experiences that left them fully prepared for a successful naturalization process.

This type of activity is one of MIRA USA's efforts to improve the quality of life of immigrants in the USA.