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Temporary Protected Status

Recently, the Department of Homeland Security announced it’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 4 countries: Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador. However, a federal judge in California issued a ruling in the case of Ramos v. Nielson, which effectively blocks the administration’s efforts to end TPS for over 300,000 immigrant. The Court [ Read More… ]

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Immigrants Being Detained At Marriage Interviews (And What You Can Do)

What should be a seemingly routine marriage interview is turning into a nightmare for some families that are seeking a green card through the I-130 petition. This petition allows a U.S. citizen to apply for legal permanent residency for an immediate relative. If the family member is a spouse, the couple must sit for a [ Read More… ]

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What To Do If Your Spouse Is Arrested By ICE

When your spouse has been arrested by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) it can be an overwhelming time filled with fear and confusion. It is important to act quickly and find out where he or she will be detained.  Ultimately, it can take years for a final order of removal to be issued.  But [ Read More… ]

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The Top Reasons You May Receive A Deportation

There are more than 50 reasons the United States government can deport someone. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the primary agency in charge of enforcement. ICE can deport anyone that is here unlawfully, lawfully (by visa), or even those who have green cards and are legal permanent residents. The Immigration and Nationality [ Read More… ]

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DHS Terminates TPS for El Salvador

On January 8, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security made the decision to end TPS, or Temporary Protected Status, for citizens of El Salvador.  The termination date was delayed until September 9, 2019 for the purpose of allowing immigrants an orderly transition back to their home country.  USCIS will provide updates in the future for [ Read More… ]

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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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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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