NOTARIOS ARE NOT LAWYERS

What is the Difference Between an Immigration Attorney and a Notario/Notary Public? A notario (notario publico) translates to “notary public” in English. In the U.S., a notary public is a person who is authorized to witness the signing of documents. They may not give legal advice or provide immigration legal services. Florida law requires notaries […]

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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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Cuban Deportations

Dramatic Increase in Removal of Cubans   For decades Cubans fleeing communist Cuba have found a safe haven in the U.S. In 2014, President Obama began restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening up communication between the governments. At the very end of his term, President Obama suddenly ended what was known as the “wet foot, […]

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Parole in Place For Military Families

What is Military Parole in Place (PIP), and how can it help my family? Military parole in place (PIP) allows certain close family members of persons who have sacrificed for our Nation through their service in the U.S. military to lawfully reside in the U.S. This applies to the family of service members who are […]

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Removing the Conditions of Your Residence

Foreign nationals who have been married to their U.S. Citizen spouse for less than 2 years will be granted conditional residence, instead of permanent residence, if their request for residency based on marriage to their spouse is approved. This is a way for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to again determine that the marriage […]

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Increase in the Detention of Immigrants

En Español Under the Trump Administration, all persons in the U.S. without permission, regardless of their criminal history, connection to U.S. citizens, or lengthy residence in the country are considered priorities for detention and deportation. This marks a sharp shift away from the policy of the previous administration which prioritized criminals and threats to our […]

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