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Blog Posts in February, 2016

  • Choosing An Immigration Attorney

    As in most things in life, experience counts. I believe that having served as an immigration judge in Miami, Florida for eighteen years has given me the opportunity to acquire a significant amount of knowledge and experience in the complicated field of immigration law. Every day that I sat as a judge, I faced real life situations involving individuals and families. I had to consider and evaluate a ...
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  • E-2 Treaty Investor Visa and Marginality

    If you are considering applying for an E-2 treaty investor visa, assuming that you come from a treaty country, you must meet several requirements set forth in the USCIS website: You must be coming to the U.S. to invest in a new or existing enterprise. Your investment must be in a bona fide enterprise and may not be marginal. You must be in possession of the funds you will invest and the funds must ...
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  • Subject to J-1 Visa Home Residency Requirement? Maybe not.

    The J-1 classification (exchange visitors) is authorized for those who intend to participate in an approved program for the purpose of teaching, instructing or lecturing, studying, observing, conducting research, consulting, demonstrating special skills, receiving training, or to receive graduate medical education or training. The visa is often granted with the condition that its holder must ...
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  • The Trump Effect

    After the Republicans lost the 2012 presidential election, in large part as a result of their disregard of minority voters, many of them hispanics, the GOP decided that they needed to widen their base and appeal to some of those voters. The idea was to show that Republicans were not anri-minority, anti-hispanic, or anti-immigrant. Many of it's 2016 presidential candidates were, in fact, in support ...
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  • Immigration Red Herrings

    The issue of illegal immigration keeps popping up and is used by many to garner political support with claims that the US is being overrun by illegal immigrants and that the problem is getting worse. In fact, while it is true that there are quite a large number of undocumented aliens in this country, most of them are hard-working, law-abiding, taxpaying individuals and families who contribute ...
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