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 […]Read More
Refugees & Asylum
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Bringing Your Fiancé to the U.S.
With the ever increasing popularity of social media and on-line dating sites, more people are meeting that special someone via the internet. If your perfect partner happens to live abroad, there may be immigration options available for you to be together in the U.S. The fiancé visa, a K-1 visa, allows a foreign national to […]Read More