While many would likely say that the road to United States citizenship can be a long and twisted, for one Florida man it was even longer than normal. His final interview had to be postponed after he suffered a medical emergency right before it was originally scheduled to take place.
Not all immigration matters involving Miami area employers have to do with work visas. Many employers must deal with employment eligibility verification forms. Known as I-9s, an employer must make sure that the forms are filled out correctly. The failure to do this could result in fines levied by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
As those who have waited for or currently are waiting to secure an immigration visa are probably well aware, it can take quite some time for the process to be complete. A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court could make that wait even longer for some individuals. Those who may be impacted by the decision are children who are currently waiting to obtain a visa with their parents.
Over the course of the past few months we have been following the progress being made toward in-state tuition for college students in the state of Florida who are not documented. Historically, for the purpose of tuition at the colleges throughout the state, the children of individuals who entered the United States without proper documentation were considered to be out-of-state students, even if they grew up in Florida.
Immigrants from all backgrounds experience challenges upon coming to the United States. Often, groups from similar backgrounds face similar issues. This is the basis of a conference that was recently held in Miami, Florida. The conference focused on the matters black immigrants sometimes face. The three day conference was held at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
There are many reasons why a resident of another country might want to come to the United States to live. Some seek better jobs or to be with family members who already reside here. Others do so because they fear for their safety. This is that case for a 27-year-old gay man from Honduras.