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How Can I Fight Deportation of My Loved Ones?

Published: March 15th, 2017

Immigration law is notoriously strict. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) does not offer leeway to any noncitizen or nonresident that is found to be in violation of any of the multitude of rules and regulations. Perhaps the worst penalty an immigrant can face is deportation, or any form of forced removal from […]

How Do I Start the USA Citizenship Process?

Published: March 15th, 2017

If you are interested in applying for naturalization or citizenship, there are several requirements that you must fulfill in order to be approved. First, you must determine your eligibility for citizenship by truthfullycompleting an M-480 sheet. This form asks several yes or no questions that break down the complex naturalization requirements into a simple questionnaire. […]

President Obama’s Immigration Executive Order

Published: March 15th, 2017

President Obama just addressed the Nation concerning his executive order which should help millions of immigrants who are currently undocumented in the US and at deportation risk. It is too soon to know exactly what the exact requirements will be and what the process will entail but this is what we know for now: undocumented […]

If I am a permanent legal resident, what is the legal status of my new baby?

Published: March 15th, 2017

If your child was born in the United States, then he or she is automatically a citizen. If your child was not born in the U.S., however, then he or she can become a legal permanent resident as long as these conditions apply: The mother is a legal permanent resident. Your child reenters the United […]

Immigration Reformers Organize “National Day for Dignity and Respect”

Published: March 15th, 2017

Across the nation, proponents of immigration reform are organizing demonstrations for the coming weekend. Ranging from marches to prayer vigils, the different events that take place on Saturday in more than 150 cities are purposed to remind Americans that immigration reform is still needed, even during the government shutdown. Known as “National Day for Dignity […]

Am I eligible for DACA?

Published: March 15th, 2017

To accommodate the thousands of individuals who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, the Department of Homeland Security announced the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This policy allows certain people to request their deportation to be deferred. In order to qualify, you must meet the following guidelines: AGE Under 31 on […]

Check out the latest highlights from Tallahassee @ Dean Mead’s Capitol Report

We’re nearing the end of week 7 of the Florida Legislative Session. Focus continues on implementation of Amendment 1 and comprehensive policy revisions to the state’s laws relating to water supply and water quality. The pending legislation dealing with these water issues is summarized below. The budget continues to be complicated by different positions on […]

Same Sex Marriages Have Begun in Florida

Published: January 5th, 2015

By: Brad Gould

Last August, we provided an update on the status of same sex marriages in Florida.   There have been several developments in two of the key cases discussed therein: Brenner v. Scott and Pareto v. Ruvin that have, for now, established that same sex marriages are allowed in Florida. In Brenner v. Scott, the U.S. District […]