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December 2016 Archives

Why the uptick in asylum applications is creating so much controversy -- II

In our previous post, we spent some time briefly discussing how the process of applying for asylum here in the U.S. works and, more significantly, how it can prove to be exceptionally lengthy regardless of the outcome.

Why the uptick in asylum applications is creating so much controversy

U.S. immigration law permits individuals who have come to our nation in a bid to escape deplorable living conditions in their countries of origin to seek what is known as asylum. Specifically, if these individuals are able to demonstrate that they are unwilling or unable to return home owing to a well-founded fear of persecution, they will be granted asylum, meaning they can remain in the U.S. and apply for a green card after the passage of one year.

How international athletes enter the U.S. - II

A few weeks back, our blog began exploring how it was that the international athletes who participate in some of the most popular sports -- from mixed martial arts and soccer to hockey and baseball -- are able to enter the U.S. to participate in games, matches and bouts.

Are you ready for the new version of the Form I-9?

As we've discussed in previous posts, the Immigration Reform and Control Act, passed back in 1986, requires all employers looking to expand their workforce to verify the identity and employment authorization of any prospective hire, meaning confirming that they are a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, noncitizen national or alien authorized to work.

Christine Alden named President of the British American Business Council-Miami

Weiss, Alden & Polo, P.A. is proud to announce that one of our firm's founding partners, Christine Alden, was recently appointed incoming President of the British American Business Council in Miami for 2017 and 2018.

Deportation cases: Man who served country could be forced out

When a person moves to Florida from out of the country, they typically have certain dreams and goals they want to reach. Regardless of their culture, many love their new country. Some even chose to protect their country by joining the military. While most people would think the country would be grateful for their sacrifice, immigrants who served the country could still find themselves subjects of deportation cases.

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