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Category: Immigration

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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Negative Consequences of the Pre-Trial Intervention Program and Pre-Trial Diversion Program on Non-U.S. Citizens

So, you have just been arrested for the first time.  You go to court.  You are advised that you are eligible for a diversion program offered to first-time offenders that will result in a dismissal of your charges.  No big deal right?  You do a few months of probation, pay a few hundred dollars, complete [ Read More… ]

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Supreme Court Blocks President Obama’s Immigration Reform (DAPA and DACA)

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in a 4-4 decision the United States Supreme Court effectively blocked the deferred action immigration reform, commonly referred to as DACA and DAPA. According to reports the deferred action programs would have allowed an estimated 4 million undocumented individuals reside and work legally in the United States. What is Deferred [ Read More… ]

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