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Federal judge dismisses Diversity Visa lawsuit

A federal judge Thursday threw out a class-action lawsuit filed by a group of people who were told they had won a chance to obtain a United States green card only to learn later that the Diversity Visa lottery was invalidated because of a computer glitch. Florida immigration attorneys are aware that U.S. immigration law offers a variety of avenues to permanent residency in the United States.

Immigration reform measure introduced in Senate

An immigration reform bill was introduced Wednesday in the United States Senate. The proposed measure seeks comprehensive immigration reform with provisions allowing for pathways to permanent residency for undocumented immigrants, a provision implicating businesses and a provision re-introducing the DREAM Act.

Computer glitch invalidates U.S. visa lottery

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have a number of opportunities for foreign nationals to seek visas or residency in the United States. Various employment based visas, family preferences-such as fiancée visas and visas for close relatives of U. citizens-and options for families of permanent residents of the United States exist, to name a few of the programs available.

DREAM Act reintroduced in Congress

Speaking Tuesday, President Obama presented his plan for immigration reform. The President called on Congress to pass the DREAM Act. President Obama says "we should stop punishing innocent young people for the actions of their parents." Wednesday, Florida Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen along with two other Representatives introduced a measure in the U.S. House. A similar measure was introduced in the Senate Wednesday.

Obama administration holds a second immigration reform meeting

President Obama reportedly has held a second meeting in Washington to discuss immigration reform. Thursday the president met with a number of celebrities and members of Hispanic media programs. A dozen people were invited to the meeting in the White House Roosevelt Room.

Obama holds immigration reform meeting in Washington

President Obama held an immigration reform meeting Tuesday with a number of immigration stakeholders. The President says that immigration reform is an issue that he continues to pursue during his presidency, but says in a statement issued this week by the White House he "cannot be successful if he is leading the debate alone."

CBO: Family Ties Leads Those Granted Permanent U.S. Residency

A recent report from the Congressional budget Office says that 1.1 million individuals were granted green cards in 2009. The government gives green cards to individual granted permanent admission to the country.

President Obama: DREAM Act Failure "Biggest Disappointment"

After the November elections, the United States Congress entered into what is referred to as a "lame-duck" session. It is referred to as a lame-duck session because many of the members of Congress are finishing the remainder of their terms only to be replaced by new lawmakers in January. Usually, very little gets accomplished in a lame-duck session.

Is The Dream Act Hanging By A Thread in Congress?

Senate majority leader Harry Reid has vowed to bring the DREAM Act up for a vote during the lame duck session in the Senate. The bill would provide an avenue for legal residence for undocumented immigrants who entered the country before they turned 16.

South Florida Woman Indicted For Immigration Scheme

There can be many steps involved in seeking documented immigration status in the United States. From obtaining an employment, fiancé or family visa to obtaining permanent residency and citizenship. As with any important and complicated process, Florida immigration attorneys know that schemes to defraud people of their money can emerge in the realm if immigration.

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