Warning Signs on Free Immigration Law Consultations
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Warning Signs on Free Immigration Law Consultations

When seeking a free immigration consultation, be forewarned that you usually get what you pay for… Some of our recent posts have highlighted the critical differences between paid and free consultations and why our consultation fee is well worth it, as well as the dangers of attempted “Do It Yourself” immigration law. But today, we…

Sun Sentinel Story on South Florida’s Undocumented Immigrants
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Sun Sentinel Story on South Florida’s Undocumented Immigrants

An article in the South Florida Sun Sentinel entitled Prosperous But Undocumented provides interesting insights into the world of undocumented immigrants in the Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach areas. The story’s subhead summarizes it well: “Many unauthorized immigrants break the stereotype and live comfortably and successfully. Good jobs. Nice cars. Fashionable homes. How do…

Immigration Lawyers: Paid vs. Free Consultations
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Immigration Lawyers: Paid vs. Free Consultations

The word “free” makes everyone’s ears perk up. However, the truth is that you often get what you pay for. And this adage certainly rings true when it comes to consultation fees when meeting with an immigration attorney. Your Typical “Free” Consultation Some immigration law offices may offer a “free” consultation, but may only allow…

BREAKING: USCIS to Allow Additional Provisional Waiver Applicants
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BREAKING: USCIS to Allow Additional Provisional Waiver Applicants

USCIS just made the following important announcement today: https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-allow-additional-applicants-provisional-waiver-process USCIS to Allow Additional Applicants for Provisional Waiver Process Release Date: July 29, 2016 Rule to Extend Process to All Individuals Who Are Statutorily Eligible for the Waiver WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a final rule expanding the existing provisional waiver process to allow…

O-1 Visa Requirements
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O-1 Visa Requirements

What is an O-1 Visa? Do I Qualify? For basic background on the various types of O Visas and who qualifies, take a look a recent post from Shane, Shane & Brauwerman providing a good O Visas overview. In today’s blog, we’d like to focus on O-1 Visas and dig a little deeper into the…

Shane, Shane & Brauwerman Attorneys Named Among State’s Best by Two Top Publications
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Shane, Shane & Brauwerman Attorneys Named Among State’s Best by Two Top Publications

Best Lawyers  Shane, Shane & Brauwerman and all three of its partners have all been recognized in the “Best Lawyers 2016” list as the top-rated immigration law firm in Fort Lauderdale. The oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, Best Lawyers’ listings are compiled through confidential surveys of tens of thousands of…

Supreme Court Issues No Decision on Immigration Plan
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Supreme Court Issues No Decision on Immigration Plan

In an anticipated ruling on Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision on President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action. The plan sought to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and/or would have allowed them to work legally in the United States. Yesterday, the Supreme Court had an opportunity to provide the nation…

Do I qualify for an O Visa?
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Do I qualify for an O Visa?

What is an O Visa? Our clients often ask about O Visa qualifications and eligibility criteria. The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for individuals with extraordinary ability or achievement. There are three types: O-1, O-2, and O-3. Those for individuals with an extraordinary ability in particular fields: O-1A: sciences, education, business, or athletics O-1B: the arts,…