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June 2016 Archives

SCOTUS reaches long-awaited decision in U.S. v. Texas

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in U.S. v. Texas, and, as expected, it sent shockwaves throughout the country. Indeed, experts are predicting that these shockwaves will continue to be felt right up to the November elections.

SCOTUS grants cert in case examining bond hearings for detained immigrants

Legal experts, as well as families and immigrant communities across the United States are eagerly awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in U.S. v. Texas, the case examining the constitutionality of President Obama's 2014 executive order calling for the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program.

How armed forces personnel can secure citizenship - II

Last time, our blog took a closer look at the special treatment those courageous men and women serving or who have served in the armed forces are afforded under U.S. immigration law. Specifically, how soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen can pursue what is known as peacetime naturalization if they meet a host of conditions.

How armed forces personnel can secure citizenship

As a nation, we strive to do everything in our power to recognize the service and sacrifice of those brave men and women who serve or have served in our armed forces. Indeed, we express our gratitude to our armed forces personnel through everything from enhanced employment and educational opportunities to dedicated health care benefits and even expedited immigration services.

House passes measure to curb visa abuse in the entertainment industry

Given our warm climes, unique cityscapes and ecological diversity, it's really no surprise to learn that a television series or movie is shooting anywhere in Florida. Indeed, the Gold Coast has been featured in countless productions, many of them truly memorable.

Can an alien spouse, children enter the U.S. while awaiting a visa? - III

Last week, our blog began discussing how U.S. immigration laws are drafted in such a way as to facilitate family unity, as evidenced by the K-3 and K-4 nonimmigrant visas, which allow the alien spouses of U.S. citizens and their minor children to stay in the country while the State Department processes their Form I-130s.

Understanding your rights regarding the removal process -- IV

In today's post, we'll conclude our ongoing discussion of what foreign nationals can anticipate from the removal process, which has heretofore covered everything from the service of the "Notice to Appear" by the Department of Homeland Security to the specifics of the individual hearing in which their fate will be determined.

Reports show citizenship applications reaching new highs

Anyone tuning into the nightly news, browsing the websites of preferred media outlets or listening to the hourly bulletins on their car radio is understandably inundated with all sorts of stories covering the 2016 presidential election. Indeed, much of this coverage has been -- and will continue to be-- dedicated to the hotly contested topic of immigration.

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South Florida is among the premier destinations in the United States owing to its sun-drenched beaches, active nightlife and thriving creative culture. Indeed, it's this last point that brings artists, entertainers, athletes and other highly acclaimed individuals from all over the country -- and all over the world -- here.

Can an alien spouse, children enter the U.S. while awaiting a visa? - II

In our last post, we started discussing how the alien spouses of U.S. citizens and their minor children can be admitted to the U.S. while waiting for the State Department to process their documentation thanks to the K-3 and K-4 nonimmigrant visa.

Can an alien spouse, children enter the U.S. while awaiting a visa?

In recognition of the difficulty that can result when spouses and their children are forced to live apart, the federal government has long chosen to structure its immigration laws, as well as its policies and procedures, in a way that facilitates family unity.

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