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January 2017 Archives

DHS: Executive order will not block reentry of permanent residents

While the area of immigration law is always in flux, major changes have historically been enacted piecemeal or with advance warning, such that potentially affected parties are provided with the necessary warning and, more significantly, the ability to make the necessary arrangements. This all changed Friday, however, following the signing of a highly controversial executive order by President Donald Trump that essentially enacted a 90-day travel ban from seven nations, including Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Sudan.

One mistake outweighs contributions in woman's deportation case

No one is perfect. However, many people are defined not by all the "right" things they do, but by the mistakes the make. This can certainly be the case for immigrants who live in Miami and elsewhere in the U.S. without proper documentation.

When layoffs become a reality, what options do H-1B visa holders have?

Ask more than one person who has gone through the unfortunate experience of being laid off about the event and chances are very good that they'll all share a similar story. Indeed, many will likely relate how they -- and their co-workers -- were asked to gather in a large meeting space only to be informed that their employer was downsizing or "going in a different direction."

For Cuban migrants, it no longer matters whether they have 'wet feet' or 'dry feet'

History was made back in December 2014 when the U.S. and Cuba agreed to reestablish diplomatic ties, effectively ending decades of Cold War hostilities. Indeed, since the Obama Administration's move toward normalizing relations with the regime of President Raul Castro, trade and travel restrictions have been lifted, communications have been improved, and the foundations for nascent business developments have been laid.

Florida analysts: Employment immigration changes on horizon

Troubling reports from the Trump transition team seem to indicate an impending shift in the way worker visas are handled in Florida and other states. The reports indicate that employment immigration tools, including H-1B visas, may be more difficult to obtain in the near future. This could mean a reduction in the number of visas that are granted, and perhaps a longer process that involves more intensive background checks.

Reasons why you should become a Florida citizen

Citizenship is a big goal for those who come to the United States through Florida. Florida is a popular state for immigrants, current citizens and tourists. There are plenty of different reasons to become a Florida citizen, but these are the most important ones out there today.