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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What is an Immigration hold

What is an ICE Hold? In Jacksonville, Florida, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) has an agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), allowing JSO officers to collaborate with ICE by performing certain tasks usually reserved only for federal agents. Jacksonville has a jail based 287(g) […]

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