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‘Habitual Drinkers’ Can Be Deported

Recently there have been some issues arising regarding DUI charges and an individual's immigration status.  Unauthorized immigrants who are "habitual drunkards" cannot challenge their deportations on grounds of family hardship, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, rejecting an earlier decision that had declared such legal objections unconstitutional. Federal law allows immigrants who entered the country [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Immigration Law|0 Comments

Trump Administration is Looking Into Haitian Immigrants

WASHINGTON -- President Trump and the Trump administration are taking a very strange approach to hunt for evidence against the Haitian Immigrant Community. In President Trump's immigration policy, he is deciding whether to allow Haitian Immigrant's to continue participating in a humanitarian program that has shielded tens of thousands of them. Inquiries were made into [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Immigration Law|0 Comments

¿Si Un Agente de Inmigración Se Acerca A Mi Puerta Que Hago?

Hay muchos clientes que nos han preguntado muchas cosas sobre este tópico, pero hoy queremos hablar sobre una sola pregunta.  ¿Qué hago si un agente de inmigración se acerca a mi puerta? Primeramente, tientes que entender que usted tiene derechos legales en este país. No importa si tienes documentos legales o no.  Si un agente [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Immigration Law|0 Comments

Thieves Use Homeland Security Phone Number To Steal Identities

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Scam artists have taken their identity theft to the next level.  They are calling victims across the country claiming that they work for "U.S. Immigration," asking for personal information, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general warned. The scam artists are using a technique known as spoofing, which basically means they alter their [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Criminal Law, Immigration Law|0 Comments

US Ending ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Policy for Cubans

Wet Foot, Dry Foot Washington - President Barack Obama is ending the established "wet foot, dry foot policy" that allows Cubans to come to the United States without a visa to become permanent residents, the administration announced Thursday. "By taking this step, we are treating Cuban migrants the same way we treat migrants from other [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Immigration Law|0 Comments

Immigration Applications Have Been Updated

As of December 23, 2016 the United States Immigration and Customs (USCIS) has updated the Immigration Applications.  Not only have they updated the applications, but they have also raised their application fees.  USCIS has published an updated list of all of the fees and costs for the cases. USCIS then released a news update stating [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Immigration Law|0 Comments

Cleaning Lady Accused of Stealing $38,000 in Jewelry

Theft In West Palm Beach On September 29, 2016 a woman reported that she was missing several pieces of Jewelry from her collection. She told the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office that she does not know the exact date that they went missing; however, she stated that the only other person who was in her house [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Criminal Law|0 Comments

TPS Extended for Nepal

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Temporary Protected Status is not given to the citizens of every country. The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate for a country to be eligible for TPS under the following conditions: •Ongoing armed conflicts •An environmental disaster (such as an earthquake or hurricane), or an epidemic •Other extraordinary and temporary conditions [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Immigration Law|0 Comments

From Migrant Farmworker to Judge: Ness Flores Is Pathbreaker for Latino Lawyers

Migrant Working Family Flores was born in the great state of Texas; his father was a Texan and his mother was a Mexican. He grew up in a very segregated community in southern Texas, approximately 15 miles from the Mexican border. He spoke only Spanish until he started school at 7 years old. His father [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Criminal Law, Immigration Law|0 Comments

USCIC to Resume Regular Removals to Haiti

Haitian Nationals In The U.S. After the Earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010, U.S Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) temporarily ceased removing Haitians from the United States. Yesterday the U.S. Department of Homeland Security posted a press release explaining that on September 21, 2016 the DOHS decided to  resume the regular removal of Haitian [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Immigration Law|0 Comments