Under Florida law, when a person is injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver they have the right to seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. But sometimes the injuries in a crash are made significantly worse by an unsafe automobile design. In these situations, the injured victim has the right to bring a products liability lawsuit against the carmaker.
For many immigrants in Florida, there may be no greater fear than that of being deported. Deportation can mean separation from family and an involuntary return to a war- or crime-torn homeland. It means the end of a dream of building a new life in the United States.
For anyone wishing to travel to the United States, whether to settle permanently or for a visit, the first step is obtaining a U.S. visa. A visa is a legal document which allows a foreign national to travel to a U.S. port of entry. For most travelers this will be an airport in the U.S. For those entering the U.S. through Florida, several ports of entry are available.
Many people in Florida depend on prescription medications to maintain their health and live a normal life. Prescription drugs today can do everything from controlling high blood pressure to relieving chronic pain. Yet virtually all drugs have potential side effects. In some cases these side effects are minor and are clearly outweighed by the benefits of taking the medication. In other cases, however, the side effects can result in serious illness and even death.
Like other places in the U.S., over the last two years Florida has seen a surge in undocumented immigrants fleeing gang violence in Central America. The surge began in 2014 and is continuing. The Department of Homeland Security expects that the number of families from Central America entering the U.S. illegally this year will be higher than the number in 2014. Now the Obama administration is delaying the deportation proceedings of about 56,000 of these immigrants for several years.
When a U.S. immigration judge determines that an immigrant is deportable, a few avenues of relief are still available. Anyone facing removal proceedings in Florida needs to respond quickly, however, in order to avoid deportation.