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February 2013 Archives

Broward County office development funded through EB-5 investors

Regular readers of this blog are likely aware that there are multiple ways in which someone can seek to enter and reside in the United States legally. This is particularly true for business people. One of the visas available to foreign investors is the EB-5.

Expedited citizenship available for some members of armed forces

To individuals from other countries who are seeking to become citizens of the United States, it can seem like an impossible dream. The immigration system is complicated and there are many ways in which someone might seek citizenship. While much has been made lately of the immigration reform plan that President Obama has outlined, it is possible that many may not be aware of a program that was put in place by President George W. Bush.

Immigrants' medical bills may be covered by State-federal program

In a previous post we wrote about how the recent health care overhaul was not crafted in such a way to help undocumented immigrants. In fact, the 2010 law bans these individuals from Medicaid coverage, and pertains only to citizens of the United States. This does not men however that such individuals are completely left in the lurch. There is in fact a Florida state-federal health insurance program in place, the funds from which are often used to cover medical bills accumulated by immigrants who are in the country without authorization.

Florida woman accomplishes goal of housing for immigrant workers

There are many groups of immigrants expected to be affected by the much talked about immigration reform in states throughout the nation. In the state of Florida, one of the groups is farm workers. A major issue for many Florida farm workers is adequate housing. Historically, trailers have been used to fulfill that need for those working on farms. Among other things, the lack of clean water that goes along with living in a trailer poses a challenge.