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New Asylum Office in Tampa, Florida

USCIS is opening a new asylum office on August 2, 2021. This will be the eleventh asylum office in the nation, and the second in Florida. Florida currently leads the country in asylum applications, with more than 25% of the nations affirmative asylum applications filed by applicants living in Florida. The new Tampa Asylum Office […]

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Administrative Closure

Administrative Closure is Back! Persons in removal (deportation) proceedings may again request that, in an exercise of prosecutorial discretion, their cases before the Immigration Court be administratively closed. Administrative closure is a judicial remedy allowing a case to be temporarily taken off of the courts active docket. This can be an excellent option for persons […]

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TPS for Venezuela

Wonderful news for stranded Venezuelans – US will offer Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans! TPS provides temporary protection from deportation, and access to employment authorization. This is long overdue relief for our Venezuelan friends, many of whom had no choice but to leave their entire lives in Venezuela behind. […]

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TPS for Haiti

On May 22, DHS announced a new 18-month designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).  TPS will protect eligible Haitians from deportation and offer them the ability to apply for employment authorization. In addition to meeting other eligibility requirements, Haitian nationals residing in the U.S. as of May 21, 2021, will be able to […]

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BIG Changes in Immigration Law

President Biden has proposed a sweeping immigration bill that would make many persons eligible for lawful status. As of today’s post (January 30, 2021), Congress has not yet passed this bill into law so the specifics of any new immigration options are currently unknown, but the Law Office of Karen Winston is closely monitoring the […]

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Exciting News From the Biden/Harris Administration

On Friday, January 8, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden announced he will introduce immigration legislation “immediately” after his inauguration on January 20, 2021. Once in office, President Biden’s Attorney General designate, Merrick Garland, will begin an investigation into the separation of more than 2,600 children from their families at the U.S southern border and whether criminal […]

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Great News for K-1 Fiancé Visa Applicants!

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many Consulates and Embassies throughout the world have been shut down for months, with little to no interviews being scheduled. These Consulates and Embassies are now beginning to resume regular processing of U.S. visas where country conditions have improved regarding the pandemic. On August 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of […]

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