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U.S. permanent residency to be featured in new video series

Florida is a hub of immigration activity. Millions of residents earn income through immigrant-owned businesses throughout the state. A new video series is ready to launch that features topics, such as U.S. permanent residency and other issues pertinent to building new lives in America as new arrivals from other countries of origin.

Are impending U.S. immigration law changes invasions of privacy?

Many people in other countries are currently applying for legal entrance into Florida and other areas in the United States. Some have business plans while others are excitedly preparing for their marriages to U.S. citizens. Whether an application is not yet processed or an immigrant has already settled here, proposed U.S. immigration law changes set to take place in October have many immigrant advocates concerned.

Foreclosure might not have to be the ultimate outcome

The high cost of living in Florida sometimes poses a challenge to the average family trying to make ends meet. Even with two spouses earning full-time incomes, there may be little to no extra funds once living expenses and bills are met. Especially where parents are raising two or more children, financial problems can quickly get out of hand, leading to foreclosure threats and necessitating immediate debt relief assistance.

Is giving adjustment of status advice a crime in Florida?

What if two Florida neighbors are having a conversation over their backyard fence and one mentions that he and his family have been living in the United States illegally for more than 10 years. What if the man further discusses the situation with his neighbor by asking for advice regarding whether he should seek an adjustment of status or remain living under the radar. If the neighbor weighs in on the topic and advises the man and his family to continue living as they have been, is the neighbor guilty of a crime?

U.S. immigration law allows officers to conceal their identities

Many Florida immigrants are currently slated to face criminal charges in courthouses throughout the state. A recent incident in another state has many immigrants and immigrant advocates on edge regarding current U.S. immigration law and the leeway police officers appear to have to target immigrants outside courthouses. The recent situation involved several arrests.

Court will soon weigh in on real estate disputes in Florida

A heated debate has arisen in Florida regarding a mansion once owned by a prominent attorney. He died in 2008 after placing his estate in a trust. The beneficiary of the trust happens to be the attorney's widow. Her daughter is the one who has prompted real estate disputes surrounding the home's recent listing as available for sale on the housing market.

U.S. immigration law may affect ability to seek disaster relief

The aftermath of Hurricane Irma is just beginning to unfold throughout Florida and other nearby regions. The disaster hit just weeks after another recent hurricane in the south eastern part of the nation. U.S. immigration law has apparently negatively affected undocumented immigrants' abilities to obtain disaster relief in the state that was hit the hardest by Hurricane Harvey.

Changes in the law may impact employment immigration in Florida

Current projections regarding proposed changes to U.S. immigration laws have many immigrants concerned. Some of the changes may greatly affect employment immigration as well as the personal lives of many foreign born people. Farmers in Florida will likely understand one man's dismay as he worries whether his business will survive.

Federal grant may help homeowners avoid foreclosure

Many people in Florida know what it's like to face serious financial problems. Some are able to get back on their feet in a short amount of time simply by spending less, saving more and being diligent to pay bills on time. Other situations are not so easy to rectify; in fact, foreclosure is a real worry to many homeowners in this state and elsewhere in the nation.

Real estate disputes over church grounds growing heated

Churchgoers in another state are battling against a group of people with whom they used to worship. Some Florida readers may relate to the discordant real estate disputes that so far have remained unresolved even after several court sessions. At stake is a church property comprising more than 31 acres of land.

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