Residents of Miami with family and loved ones living in Cuba were likely interested in the announcement made earlier this month by the country regarding its immigration policy pertaining to its residents visiting other countries in the world. As a part of the change, residents of Cuba will no longer have to obtain an exit permit to leave the country. In addition to being difficult to get, these permits were also very expensive.
For many residents of the Miami area deportation is just a word. For countless others however it is a real possibility. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the number of undocumented immigrants deported in 2011 was 396,906. Many, but not all of those deported, had criminal records.
There are many people from other countries currently living in the state of Florida on a temporary basis who would like to make it permanent. As they are likely aware there are many ways in which to pursue this. Many of these avenues are complicated however with a multitude of conditions that must be met. As individuals who are in the U.S. without documentation attempt to navigate the immigration system, they may be the subject of a deportation proceeding.
It is no secret that businesses throughout the United States, including Miami, are hurting when it comes to finding the number of skilled workers needed. One way in which companies are securing the workers needed is through overseas recruiting. This is achieved through the use of temporary H-1B visas which we have written about in the past.