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May 2014 Archives

Miami hopes to attract investors, fund infrastructure projects

EB-5 regional centers can currently be found in locations throughout the nation. Under the program immigrant investors and their families can come to the United States in exchange for investing a certain amount of money in a regional center. The centers are generally located in areas where employment is low and the economy could use stimulation.

MANVI's relevance to immigrants without documentation pondered

Last month we wrote about legislation that the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee indicated would be considered for addition to the National Defense Authorization Act. That language would have provided certain individuals a path to securing a green card, via service in the United States military.

Deportations delayed by crash of immigration court computers

Technology plays an important role for individuals living throughout the state of Florida. As most readers are likely aware, while it can make many things easier, when it does not work, it can cause serious delays. This is illustrated in the delays many people who, in the midst of deportation proceedings, are currently experiencing. The delays are a result of a computer crash that has impacted immigration courts throughout the country.

After nearly 5 decades, Florida man discovers he isn't a citizen

Most individuals reading this post probably think they are aware of their immigration status. You may want to think twice about this however. A 58-year-old Florida man, who was born in Cuba and came to the United States as a 9-year-old child, recently learned that he is not a U.S. citizen, or even a resident. This discovery was made when the man sought a passport to take a Caribbean vacation.

Many mourn the end of the Diversity Immigrant Lottery Visa

In previous posts we have written about some of the many ways that individuals from other countries might be able to secure a visa to enter the United States. For the last 24 years one of those ways has been via the Diversity Immigrant Lottery Visa. Also referred to as the Green Card Lottery, people from many different nations have taken advantage of the program. It is particularly appealing to individuals from countries in Asia and Africa.

Florida governor expected to sign immigrant tuition bill

As regular readers of this blog are likely aware, for some time now there has been a discussion in the state of Florida regarding the rate of tuition immigrants residing in the state, without proper documentation, should pay. In the past, despite residing in the state, they were paying the same as individuals who live out-of-state. While the tuition fees for most colleges in the state of Florida are high, the out-of-state rate is even more cost prohibitive.

H-2A visa issues a factor in reduction of U.S. produce production

Several of our recent posts have focused on employee immigration with respect to employers in the high-tech sector. This is not the only field in which immigrant workers are needed, however. Immigrant workers are a vital piece of the production of produce in the United States as well. According to a recent report, issues with securing that labor has contributed to a decrease in the amount of vegetables and fruit grown and harvested in the U.S.