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February 2015 Archives

Extreme hardship can prevent deportation

In general, an undocumented immigrant who has been in the U.S. for more than a year may become a legal resident, but first he or she must leave the country and not come back for 10 years. In practice, this is often impossible, due to the cost, distance and impracticality of uprooting one’s life in America.

2 bills in Florida Legislature could affect condo associations

Like with any residential property, when a condominium has a serious structural defect, it is natural to want the responsible party to take care of fixing it. Many times, this means the contractor or developer of the property.

5 ways you can make your marriage-based green card unconditional

Having permanent residence status gives many foreign nationals living in the U.S. the assurance that they can continue to work and reside in this country without worrying about when their legal status will run out. However, federal law attaches conditions to some resident alien’s permission to stay in the country.

This Monday, dreams come true for 5,000 immigrants

Citizenship. It's the hope and the dream of countless immigrants who come to America every year. It turns an outsider into someone who belongs. It confers the right to vote and help guide the country's future. It opens up a world of new possibilities and new responsibilities.

Florida condo associations can foreclose for unpaid assessments

The owner of a house risks getting foreclosed on by the bank if he or she falls behind on the mortgage payments, until that debt is paid off. A condominium resident likely has a mortgage too, but there is another way he or she can lose their residence to foreclosure.

L-1A visa gives foreign executives the right to work in U.S.

The modern business world has blurred national boundaries as perhaps never before. Large corporations have operations in multiple countries, including the United States. Still, when one of these companies wants to transfer an executive from overseas to a job in the U.S., immigration law comes into play.

Will the U.S. tighten its immigration policy toward Cubans?

As many people in South Florida know, U.S. immigration law has a unique policy when it comes to immigration from Cuba. Known as the "wet-foot dry-foot" policy, it essentially allows Cubans to enter the United States if they can reach the country's border. Those found at sea before reaching Florida or other landing site, however, are turned back.

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