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February 2016 Archives

What are some common obstacles to citizenship?

For immigrants in the Miami area who are embarking on the road to citizenship, the application process can seem complex and intimidating. There are some issues that can jeopardize one's chances of attaining citizenship. It is useful to know what these potential obstacles are, so that one can develop a legal strategy to overcome them if necessary.

Miami ceremony welcomes over 150 new U.S. citizens

Over the recent Presidents' Day weekend, more than 150 people became American citizens at a ceremony in a Miami auditorium. The new citizens had come to the U.S. from 27 different nations -- the largest group was from Cuba. The ceremony was one of many throughout the U.S. conducted to mark the holiday.

H-1B visa program provides opportunities for foreign workers

For educated foreign workers seeking employment opportunities in the United States, the H-1B visa program offers a number of benefits. The H-1B program is intended to allow U.S. employers to hire non-U.S. nationals for "specialty occupations," which are generally any positions requiring a bachelor's degree. The number of H-1B visas granted each year is limited to 65,000, with an additional 20,000 for foreign workers who have obtained a master's or higher degree from a U.S. college or university.

Deportation is a daily fear for undocumented workers in Miami

In the current U.S. presidential election campaign, some candidates have gone out of their way to vilify and demonize undocumented immigrants. At the same time, federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, sometimes working alongside state and local law enforcement, have been aggressively pursuing undocumented workers. For those hard-working immigrants who have come to the U.S. to escape crime and unrest in their homelands, deportation and separation from their families is possibility they live with on a daily basis.

The immigration interview is a critical step towards citizenship

One of the most important steps in the naturalization process is the interview with a representative of the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. It is critical to be as prepared as possible for this meeting. In this post we'll run through a few things an applicant should and shouldn't do during the interview.

Wrong-way drivers are a serious problem on Florida highways

A wrong-way driver presents one of the most dangerous scenarios possible on a Florida highway. When two vehicles collide head-on at high speed, death or catastrophic injury is all too often the result. Tragically, there have been a number of fatal wrong-way crashes in South Florida recently. Between 2009 and 2013 there were 280 wrong-way collisions statewide, resulting in 75 fatalities and 400 injuries.

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Our firm is a recognized leader in immigration law and litigation. We handle the spectrum from family and employment-based visas to deportation defense and immigration appeals. Founding partner Ira Kurzban authored the Immigration Law Sourcebook, widely used by immigration lawyers, judges and government officials as the authoritative field reference.

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