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Hurricane Ian affected the lives of Floridians in countless ways. Homes were destroyed and many people’s personal belongings were lost forever.  For individuals who are in the process of changing their immigration status, these losses have more than just sentimental value. The loss of certain personal items can have an adverse effect on their immigration

The Biden administration has extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program, providing approximately 143,800 immigrants from Afghanistan, Ukraine, and Cameroon additional protections, allowing them to remain temporarily in the United States.
The TPS program gives immigrants from these countries the chance to apply for time-limited permission to live and work in the U.S. and avoid

Getting married to a U.S. citizen does not always mean that you will be approved for lawful permanent residence via a marriage visa or green card. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) carefully reviews each and every marriage visa and green card application. Even if your marriage is the real deal, certain mistakes

On August 2nd, 2022, the Eleventh Circuit published Bastias v. U.S. Atty Gen’l, No. 21-11416, which holds that a conviction under Florida Statute §827.03(2)(d) for child neglect is a deportable offense under the Immigration and Nationality Act §237(a)(2)(E)(i).  INA §237(a)(2)(E)(i) makes a non-citizen deportable if he or she is convicted of a crime of domestic

The United States Supreme Court recently released a decision on June 13th, 2022 that will allow for prolonged detention of certain noncitizens who have a removal order, without the benefit of judicial review.  This decision is an unwelcome blow to those that have been held in custody for periods longer than six months because they

Today, the Eleventh Circuit released what looks like may be a landmark decision in Said v. U.S. Atty Gen’l.  This court opinion affects all non-citizens who have or will have Florida marijuana convictions.  Under §212(a)(2)(A)(i)(II) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, any alien who commits a violation of any state law or regulation relating