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US Supreme Court decision upholds portions of travel ban

As many people in Miami are well aware, President Donald J. Trump has been trying to pass a travel ban order over the last few months. An injunction was placed on the travel ban by Federal Circuit Courts in parts of the US, but a final decision had not been made as to its legality. The US Supreme Court finally decided to hear the matter, but will not make a final decision until October. However, in the mean time they lifted the injunction on portions of the travel ban until they can make a final decision.

Data shows rise in Venezuelans seeking asylum in the U.S.

The immigration policy of the United States is in flux with the debates regarding travel bans and walls that have arisen with the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Even with that, other issues have continued as before. Florida residents who are in the U.S. after seeking asylum and those who have relatives who are trying to do so must be aware of the current realities. The ongoing problems in Venezuela illustrate this as it is one of the countries that has the largest number of people seeking to come to the U.S. for safety reasons.

Haitians with legal status under TPS get extension

The United States has long been known as a sanctuary for those who are seeking protection as a refugee and need asylum. Many who come to the U.S. with legal status under difficult circumstances are in Florida. With the substantive changes to policy in the era or President Donald J. Trump, many of these groups are fearful that their status will be called into question or they will be deported. Having legal assistance with this area of US immigration law is imperative for those who are worried about these matters.

How changes to U.S. immigration law can affect Haitians

In today's political climate, it is becoming troublesome to be an immigrant in the United States for any reason. Floridians who are in the U.S. seeking to be able to stay in the country to protect them from persecution, from a program to help after a natural disaster, or for any other reason that stems from compassionate grounds will undoubtedly feel consternation regarding potential changed by the new presidential administration of Donald J. Trump. One group whose concerns are coming to the forefront in the current climate are Haitians who are worried about the possibility of being forced to return to their country while it is ravaged by illness and earthquakes.

Legal assistance with immigration law and deportation defense

In an ongoing and public debate, the United States is taking steps to try and tamp down on illegal immigration. A part of that has involved not just stopping people from coming in illegally or coming in with legal status and overstaying their visas, but it has extended to arrests and deportations, even for those who have roots, started a family and been in Miami, in the U.S. contributing to the economy and paying taxes for many years. These people are often law abiding citizens and are trying to gain the right to stay in the U.S. legally.

U.S. immigrant since infancy is stuck in Haiti

Immigrants in Florida and across the nation are justifiably concerned over the implementation of new protocols with admission and residence in the United States. The still-relatively new presidential administration of Donald J. Trump is finding its way when it comes to campaign rhetoric and how close to the letter of the law they want the enforcement to be. That has left a great many people concerned about their legal status, wondering whether they can get a visa, and what will happen if they were once classified as a protected refugee. Having legal help with US immigration law can be useful in navigating these troubled waters.

Gaining asylum status and being allowed to work

The world can be a dangerous place and many people from other countries will seek to be allowed to come to the United States for asylum. A vast number of them come through Miami. There are many reasons why these individuals would be seeking to be protected from persecution. They include nationality, religious beliefs, race, being a member of a certain social group, and for political reasons.

What is the Conrad 30 waiver program for legal status?

People in Miami may be aware that the new administration of President Donald J. Trump may be seeking to alter the way in which the ways a person can immigrate to the U.S. One issue that pertinent for some of those seeking to come to the U.S., and for those who would like to hire these individuals, is the Conrad 30 waiver program. This is a program to provide visas for medical doctors -- known as a J-1 visa -- so they can have a two-year residency in the U.S. The idea behind this is to account for a shortage of trained doctors in areas that need them.

Judge rules against county in ICE illegal immigrant detention

People in Miami, across Florida and throughout the nation are watching closely as changes are being made to U.S. policy for immigrants. In an attempt to clamp down on those who are perceived to be violators of US immigration law, the new administration of President Donald J. Trump has left a great many families wondering how an immigrant -- even one who has not been accused of illegal immigration -- will be treated. For those who are in the U.S. illegally and have been detained by the Department of Homeland Security or the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), it is imperative to prepare for the fight ahead with legal assistance.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducts raids across U.S.

In a recent post we discussed President Trump's executive order targeting undocumented immigrants and resetting immigration enforcement priorities within the United States. It didn't take long for U.S. immigration authorities to start taking action on the directive. Earlier this month, federal agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted a series of raids on immigrant communities in a number of states, including Florida.

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