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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Our Team, Paralegal Crisceidi “Cris” Diaz

Cris is a paralegal with our office who is known for her compassion, kindness, and tech savvy. Cris has been with the firm for 4 years. She is a pro with preparing U-visas, VAWA self-petitions, I-751 petitions, family petitions, fiance visas, naturalization cases and more. Originally from Cuba, Cris immigrated to the U.S. at age 14. Cris is a supermom to three handsome boys, and with a seemingly endless reserve of patience, she makes balancing work/mom life look easy. Cris is fluent in Spanish. […]

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Getting a Florida Drivers License

Many foreign nationals may qualify for a Florida Drivers License or Florida Identification card if they are able to provide specific documents to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). For example, persons with pending U-visa applications, applications for adjustment of status, persons with valid tourist visas, and even people who have an upcoming hearing, can […]

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We can do better

On December 24, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its plans to begin nationwide raids aimed at undocumented adults and children beginning on January 1, 2016. My office was closed that day in observance of the holidays. Returning to work the following Monday, our phones were ringing off the hook. People were calling […]

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