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February 2019 Archives

Real estate disputes ongoing: Town officials versus developer

Most Florida developers can relate to suffering setbacks in their plans to begin construction projects. Any number of issues may prompt such delays. Often, a need to extend a start date may be sparked by financial problems. Town officials in another state are currently facing off in real estate disputes against a developer, and the two sides disagree in their interpretations of state law regarding vested rights extension.

Florida man facing US immigration law problems and more

Florida news headlines recently reported that police were searching for a the driver of a car that had allegedly fled the scene of a three-vehicle collision. A man has since been taken into custody. Police say the man is now facing criminal charges as well as U.S. immigration law problems.

Woman who immigrated to Florida discusses US immigration law

A woman who emigrated alongside her mother from Colombia years ago recently spoke about headline news involving famed rapper 21 Savage. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested the music star, and a massive public outcry ensued, which ultimately led to his release. The young woman said the only reason Savage's story as an undocumented immigrant has been in the news is that he is famous, and she says tens of thousands of immigrants like herself and her mother have faced serious U.S. immigration law problems in Florida and beyond with no one to advocate for them.

Condominiums and cooperatives: What to do if obstacles arise

Are you part of a community association? There are many condominiums and homeowners associations in Florida. While some people reside full time in the dwellings they own, others live elsewhere, perhaps out of state, some of the time. There are numerous legal problems that can surface concerning condominiums and cooperatives. The good news is that there are also resources available to help overcome them.

Men seeking adjustment of status are exercising right to protest

In Florida and elsewhere in the United States, there have been multiple stories in the recent past that told of inhumane conditions in various immigration detention centers throughout the country. Several men who are currently detained in another state are seeking an adjustment of status. They have also launched a hunger strike to protest the conditions and alleged substandard care they have experienced since being placed in detention.

Judge rules on foreclosure issues re military servicemembers

Many U.S. military service members reside in Florida and other states when they are not on active duty overseas. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects them against litigation, home foreclosure and other legal actions while they are serving active duty overseas. A federal court recently ruled that one of the nation's largest mortgage service providers violated the rights of six servicemembers. 

US immigration law: Are children at risk in Florida?

An immigration detention center in Florida has raised concerns among immigrant advocates. They say U.S. immigration law officials should do more to protect children's best interests. In fact, they say they have reason to believe children at this particular facility are at great risk due to substandard care.

Florida real estate disputes erupted when homeowner filed lawsuit

Many Florida communities include homeowners associations. They are typically organized to govern maintenance, preservation and enhancement of subdivision properties. A homeowner in University Park has taken legal action regarding real estate disputes involving a proposed purchase of University Park Country Club.

Numerous arrests, immigrants accused of citizenship scheme

When a person immigrates to Florida, he or she may encounter any number of challenges while adapting to a new lifestyle. If citizenship is the ultimate goal, there are various ways to accomplish it. However, if the U.S. government suspects at any time that a person is committing immigration fraud, it can spark a series of legal problems that may lead to deportation.

US immigration law officials set up a fake university

A particular website featured a university in another state. Students enrolled in the school, including many who happened to be immigrants. It has now been disclosed that the school is fake and was set up by U.S. immigration law officials, in particular the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. The situation has led to the arrest of a Florida man, who is accused, along with several others, of conspiring to help hundreds of foreign nationals remain in the United States without proper documentation.

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