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March 2014 Archives

Immigrants hope detention quota will be addressed

It seems as though few people are truly pleased with the current state of the United State’s immigration laws. One of the current laws that many immigrants take issue with is the federal detention-bed quota. They feel it is too high. In its current form that quota calls for the detention of 34,000 each day, nationally.

Venezuelans continue to relocate to the Miami area

There are many reasons why a resident of another country may seek to move to the United States. Individuals from Venezuela have been doing this for some time due to both political and economic factors. Currently there are approximately 250,000 Venezuelans living in the U.S. Of that amount, about 125,000 are living in the state of Florida.

Bills seek to extend in-state tuition to immigrants

Last month we wrote a post regarding the push for legislators in the state of Florida to pass a bill that would allow immigrants without documentation, who reside in the state of Florida, to pay the same amount in tuition as other residents of the state. Currently they may attend colleges in the state of Florida but must pay the amount charged to students who live out-of-state. Since that post there have been developments regarding the matter. This past week bills providing those individuals in-state tuition were passed by the Senate Education Committee and the Florida House.

H1-B applications to be accepted April 1

Depending on one's circumstances there are multiple ways in which it may be possible to come to the United States. Foreign nationals with certain backgrounds may be able to accomplish this with an H1-B visa. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting applications for these visas in several weeks, on April 1.

Man's request to practice law denied by Florida Supreme Court

As regular readers of this blog may be aware, we have been following the plight of an undocumented immigrant who resides in Florida who is seeking to become licensed to practice law. Though he passed the bar several years ago, because he is not a citizen of the United States, he has not yet been sworn in as part of the Florida Bar. In this post we provide an update on the matter.

Florida man brings attention to immigration reform via bike ride

It is not a secret that many in the United States are eager for lawmakers to take up and resolve the issue of immigration reform. Once complete it will likely affect individuals and businesses alike. Because of this, many individuals and businesses are doing what they can to lobby lawmakers to move forward with laws regarding the topic. One individual who is hoping to persuade lawmakers in Washington D.C. to take action is a man from South Florida.