When a loved one dies it is always a difficult time. When the death is sudden and unexpected as the result of an accident, a family is hit especially hard. If the accident appears to have been the result of another person's negligence or wrongdoing, the family often looks for answers as to how the accident happened and who was at fault.
Florida is home to numerous immigrants from Central American and Caribbean nations. According to one survey about one in five residents of the state was born in another country. Latinos are a major part of the immigrant community, and make up more than 23 percent of the state's population.
Imagine this scenario: You are walking through the mall to find some new clothes and a birthday gift for your sister. You realize you are running late to meet friend for dinner and are rushing out to your car. Before you get there, however, you are suddenly attacked, robbed and injured.
People who come to Miami, anywhere throughout Florida or the entire U.S. and are seeking naturalization might be intimidated by all the various rules that have to be followed in completing the task. While these rules are in place to provide a level playing field for those who choose to apply for naturalization, there are also exceptions and accommodations that are available to certain people. If an applicant meets the criteria, it is possible to receive these.
A horrific crash at a Miami intersection took the life of an elderly woman and sent a number of people to local hospitals recently. The accident happened when a dump truck from the city public works department rear-ended a taxi cab that was waiting at a stoplight. The cab was thrown about 50 feet by the force of the impact. Eight other vehicles, including two buses, were also hit. The woman who died was a passenger in the back seat of the taxi. The taxi driver suffered critical injuries.
There are a lot of good reasons for an immigrant to become a U.S. citizen. These include the ability to sponsor family members for permanent residency, the ability to travel outside the U.S. for longer periods of time and the ability to receive federal financial aid for college. Today, for many immigrants in Miami, these reasons take second place to more urgent need -- the right to vote.
Throughout the history of the United States, people fleeing oppression and persecution in other lands have come here to start a new life in safety. Many apply for asylum under U.S. immigration law. If their application is approved, they can remain in the U.S.
Since at least the mid-20th Century, the backyard swimming pool has been an iconic symbol of the Florida lifestyle. But swimming pools can be dangerous places, especially for small children. Every year in the U.S. swimming pool drownings claim the lives of about 350 children under the age of 5-years-old. Most of these drownings occur in backyard pools.