Tips for International Travel as a Green Card Holder

When most people are thinking about immigration issues, the big concern is related to how to get into and stay into the United States legally. While this makes sense of course, you also want to make sure that once you have your green card (or some type of long-term Visa) you are able to travel freely in and out of the country without putting your status at risk. Fortunately, traveling internationally (to countries Read More

Nobody Should Fear a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements are an interesting document because while almost everyone has at least heard of them, most people really don’t understand why they are often a good idea. Thanks to many books, TV shows, and movies, prenuptial agreements have gotten a reputation as being just a way for a wealthier partner to protect themselves from a partner with fewer assets. While that is certainly one thing that can happen, a Read More

How Does a Criminal Record Impact My Chances of Immigration to the U.S.?

A criminal record may impact your ability to immigrate to the United States or obtain your lawful permanent resident status, depending on the crime and its severity. To immigrate or obtain your residency you must be “admissible” under the immigration law. In general, a felony or serious misdemeanor conviction, even if it was in another country, may result in you being ruled inadmissible (not admissible) to the United Read More

Recent Changes May Give Cubans Released On Their Own Recognizance a Chance at Obtaining their Residency (Green Card)

The Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 was enacted in response to the mass exodus of Cubans fleeing their home country. The law was created to allow eligible Cubans who have been in the United States for at least a year to apply for a green card. This year, changes have been made which will give many Cubans who were previously turned away another chance at residency. To qualify, you must be a citizen of Cuba or native Read More

How Shared Parental Responsibility Works, and What It Means to Your Florida Divorce Case

Florida makes use of a system called “shared parental responsibility”, aimed at ensuring that both parents are still involved in their children’s lives and that they’re both consulted when important decisions are made. Because of this, custody in a Florida divorce case is handled differently than in most other states. Shared parental responsibility is separate from physical custody, and even if physical custody is Read More

Homeland Security Makes Changes That Allows for Termination of Certain Immigration Court cases

If you or someone close to you is in immigration court deportation proceedings, you may finally be able to close your case. Currently, the Department of Homeland Security has a massive backlog of cases to handle. They recently released a new change to how they’ll manage the immigration court backlog. This new change brings some leniency toward those potentially facing removal and could bring a lot of relief to those Read More

Why Adoption May Still Be Best for Florida Same-Sex Spouses

While rights have come a long way for same-sex couples in the United States, the laws entrenched over the nearly two and a half centuries of American history often fail to account for the particulars of same-sex marriage. Until the laws are updated, there are some details in the law that may create issues for partners of a same-sex marriage. A very significant and often overlooked issue is that of parental rights, Read More

Why an Immigration Lawyer is Essential for Your Fiance’s Petition

  While the process of bringing your fiancé to the United States may seem like a guarantee, it’s important to remember that the application process is just that - an application, not a guarantee. You may be surprised to hear that almost 40 percent of K-1 visa applicants are denied. With a litany of forms, documents, and other paperwork necessary to ensure that the process goes smoothly, it’s crucial that Read More

United States’ Removal of Venezuelan Asylum Seekers to Colombia

Stemming from economic instability, shortages of food and medicine, and violence as a result of struggles faced in Venezuela, many Venezuelan citizens have made the difficult decision to leave their country. Since the destabilization of Venezuela began, nearly six million people have left the country, with some taking flights to Mexico. Their final destination, however, is the United States. Typically, immigrants Read More

Your Immigration Policy Update

The current administration’s stance on immigration continues to be positive. It is fair to say that we are on an upward trajectory. After President Biden took office, it was clear to many that the administration took a very different approach to immigration than the previous one. When you look over the verbiage used by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you will notice that the word “alien” is no Read More

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