DREAMers Can Apply for Deferred Action

On August 14, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security started accepting applications for Deferred Action for DREAMers, young people who came to the U.S. as children and have lived here for many years.  While this is not a new law, while we wait for the DREAM Act to hopefully still be passed, this offers a […]

USCIS Announces the Implementation of the Help HAITI Act

On December 9, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Help Haitian Adoptees Immediately to Integrate Act of 2010 (Help HAITI Act of 2010). This new law will make it possible for certain Haitian orphans paroled into the United States to become lawful permanent residents (LPR) of the United States and get green cards. Applications […]


Whenever I meet a retiree, for example a Canadian, here in Miami, I’m asked “How can I stay here permanently?”   Many retirees (also called “snowbirds”) usually come to the U.S. for three to six months at a time.  Some wish to stay longer, but their visas have limited them to short tourist stays.  Each year […]

Immigration Reform May Come Next Week; Senate to Consider DREAM Act

In his blog post, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has stated that the Senate will vote on the DREAM Act, which will be included in the Defense Authorization bill, which may also eliminate the “Don’t Tell, Don’t Ask Policy” for the military. The DREAM Act will enable millions of undocumented children who have lived […]

Uh-oh! Don’t Drop Your Guard When It Comes to U.S. Immigration Compliance!

Here’s a great article on H-1B compliance:   http://www.4hoteliers.com/4hots_fshw.php?mwi=5382.  Many companies — and reputable immigration attorneys (!) — don’t understand the consequences of maintaining proper public access records.  Needless-to-say, in today’s climate of stricter government enforcement (Yes, Obama has been tougher on illegal hiring practices by US businesses than his predecessors) it’s critical to be […]

Beware the Frosty (Fake) ICE Man

Today in Miami two men pleaded guilty to impersonating U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement officers. Read more about what these two men did. The men defrauded people by informing them “that $10 million had arrived for them from Nigeria, but that they had to pay U.S. customs duties and fees to obtain the money. Through […]



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