Marriage and U.S. CitizenshipWritten by T.Going
Marriage and U.S. Citizenship
An extremely common practice in USA is for an American citizen (or legal permanent resident) to have a spouse who is a foreign national. When this happens, citizen most often desires that their spouse shares in same opportunities and privileges they have as an American citizen. The process of securing a green card for spouse is a long and complicated process, and can take anywhere from a couple months to several years. When seeking a green card for a spouse there are two options that one can take.
Because spouses of U.S. citizens are considered an “immediate relative,’ they can apply for a green card without traditional waiting period. It takes around ten months for application to be reviewed but while they are waiting, spouse can usually obtain a work permit in about a month’s time.
Guidant Corporation Recalls Heart DefibrillatorsWritten by Lisa Shrefler
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a nationwide recall notification regarding certain implantable heart defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization defibrillators manufactured by Guidant Corporation of Indianapolis.
According to FDA report, following models have been shown to develop a short circuit, without warning, that can result in failure to deliver a shock to heart when needed.
·PRIZM 2 DR, Model 1861, manufactured on or before April 16, 2002 ·CONTAK RENEWAL, Model H135, manufactured on or before August 26, 2004 ·CONTAK RENEWAL 2, Model H155, manufactured on or before August 26, 2004
In addition, FDA announced that Guidant would also be recalling another group of heart defibrillators that have shown to have memory error problems. This group includes models known as PRIZM AVT, VITALITY AVT, RENEWAL 3 AVT and RENEWAL 4 AVT.