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What to do if Stopped or Arrested by ICE

What Should I Do if I am Stopped or Arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Under the Obama Administration, more people were arrested and deported than any other United States President until now. Under the Trump Administration, immigration arrests are up 39% with over 65,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests currently in 2017. [ Read More… ]

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Senate Bill 643 Eyewitness Identification

According to the Innocents Project of Florida, eyewitness identifications account for approximately seventy-five (75%) percent of all wrongful convictions, nationwide, that have been later overturned by DNA evidence. Eyewitness identification has been cited as the single greatest cause of wrongful conviction in the State of Florida, yet Florida is one of the few states that [ Read More… ]

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Stand Your Ground Law in Miami, FL Could Change to Benefit Defendants

An already controversial Florida law commonly referred to as the “Stand Your Ground” Law, could be subject to a major change that will greatly benefit defendants in criminal cases.  The proposed change, which already passed in the Florida House of Representatives on April 5, 2017, would essentially shift the burden of proof from the defendant [ Read More… ]

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How Do I Remove a Criminal Conviction From My Florida Record?

Having a criminal conviction on your record can be life changing.  It can impact your employment, immigration status, right to vote, right to own a gun, or your ability to see your children.  In certain cases, an individual can remove a criminal conviction from their record to alleviate some of these concerns. However, individuals should [ Read More… ]

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USCIS Announces Automatic Renewals on Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extensions

On January 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new policy regarding Employment Authorization Document (EAD) renewals that can be extremely advantageous and less time consuming to applicants. The new policy allows for automatic EAD renewals for applicants that satisfy the following: 1. they properly file for a renewal EAD [ Read More… ]

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Immigration Detentions at the Miami International Airport

Immigration Detentions at the Miami International Airport (MIA) On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive action that will have a significant impact on non-U.S. citizens who are traveling through ports of entry in the United States.  The most common port of entry is the airport. After signing the executive action, many legal permanent [ Read More… ]

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Legal Consequences on Cuban Immigrants After the End of “Wet Foot, Dry Foot”

On January 12, 2017, President Barack Obama ended the United States longstanding policy “wet foot, dry foot” regarding Cuban citizens. “Wet foot, dry foot” was a policy that resulted from a 1995 revision to the Cuban Adjustment Act that allowed for Cuban citizens to obtain legal permanent resident status after a year despite an illegal [ Read More… ]

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How will ICE policy change under Donald Trump?

There were more deportations under the Obama administration than any other U.S. president. Could there be more during the Trump administration? If President Trump’s promises of mass deportations during his campaign are any indication, then that could be a possibility. In the most recent study in 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) estimates that [ Read More… ]

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Audit Reveals Limited Use of Body Cameras by Miami Police

Photo Credit: Ryan Johnson Highly-publicized incidents involving police officers in recent years have led to a public outcry for more departments to begin having their officers utilize body cameras. Many of us are familiar with the dashboard camera footage that police departments will use to help in the prosecution of alleged offenders accused of driving [ Read More… ]

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Future of Medicinal Marijuana in Florida Again Up to Voters

The video above features Dr. Jeffrey D. Kamlet, M.D., a Miami Beach-based physician and former president of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine. The video is a political advertisement paid for by People United for Medical Marijuana, a Florida-based political action committee (PAC) seeking to legalize medical marijuana. Voters will again have the opportunity to [ Read More… ]

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