Major USCIS Application Fee Increase Coming Soon

USCIS Announces Fee Increases Starting October 2, 2020 Beginning October 2, 2020, application fees for many USCIS applications will substantially increase including for Form I-130, Form I-192, Form I-212, Form I-290B, Form I-539, Form I-601, Form I-601A, Form I-751, Form I-765, Form I-929, Form N-336 and many others. Some of the most notable fee increases […]

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DACA Update: Trump Administration Defying the Supreme Court DACA Ruling

Updated July 31, 2020 On July 28, 2020, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court held that the administration’s rescission of DACA was unlawful, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memo significantly restricting DACA. The restrictions to DACA as detailed in the recent memo include the following: No initial applications for DACA […]

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What is the Current Status of DACA? Updated July 20, 2020 ¿Cuál es el estado actual de DACA? Actualizado 20 de julio de 2020

Although the DACA program is flawed in that it does not offer a pathway to permanent status in the U.S., it is critical as it protects its recipients from deportation and allows them to receive employment authorization. Through these protections, the DACA program has provided immigrant youth with access to higher education, better paying jobs, […]

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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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