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US Immigration Law Archives

Victims of abuse and immigration

Some immigrants to the United States who are living in Florida also live in fear of domestic abuse. Many of these individuals may be reluctant to report their abuse or leave their abuser because they are concerned about losing legal status to remain in the United States. However, federal law provides protection for some abuse victims who may be able to achieve permanent resident status independently of their U.S. sponsor.

Theater production imagines life with stricter immigration laws

A new Miami theater production called "Building the Wall" attempts to describe what life could be like in the future, if immigration laws continue to get stricter. The theme of the play could be of interest to anyone seeking to move to the United States, and also to employers looking to bring laborers and professionals into the country.

Hurricanes may make it harder for DACA applicants

Those living in Florida or elsewhere in the United States who qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, had until Oct. 5 to renew their status. Anyone who reapplied by that deadline would generally be afforded the protections it offers for two more years. However, President Trump's decision to phase out the program may leave their futures uncertain if Congress doesn't take action to make DACA permanent.

About EB-1-B petitions

People who are residents of other countries and have high levels of achievements may file an EB-1-B petition in order to work at educational or research facilities in Florida and the rest of the United States. Unlike other types of worker immigrant visa petitions, EB-1-B petitions are not subject to review by the United States Labor Department. They are also not affected by factors such as the job market, the hiring of American workers or salary matters.

New interview rule may cause delays for immigrants

Immigrants living in Florida and around the country who want an employment-based green card will now need to complete an in-person interview. The interview requirement went into effect on Oct. 1. In the past, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services generally waived the interview for those applying for such a green card. Many who understand the green card process say that they are unsure why this group was targeted.

Homeland Security will monitor social media records of immigrants

Starting on October 18, the digital lives of immigrants living in Florida and across the United States will be monitored even more closely through the expansion of a new policy adopted by the Department of Homeland Security. This new policy, which was published on the Federal Register in mid-September, directs immigration agents to collect certain information on foreigners, specifically what DHS describes as "social media handles" and internet search engine results.