Michael Shane Quoted in Sun Sentinel
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Michael Shane Quoted in Sun Sentinel

Amid recent concern over changes to immigration policy, the Sun Sentinel sought Michael Shane’s expertise in the matter. The news article discussed south Florida immigrants who are nervous about their status. Fear of deportation is particularly strong since the Trump administration announced it would tighten enforcement restrictions. This has brought immigration law in Florida and…

Wet Foot, Dry Foot Policy Changes
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Wet Foot, Dry Foot Policy Changes

On January 12, 2017, former President Barack Obama reversed the wet foot, dry foot policy. The policy dates from 1995, when the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 was revised. Under wet foot, dry foot, individuals who flee Cuba for the United States are permitted to apply for U.S. residency a year after arriving in the…

Fee Increases for Immigration Forms
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Fee Increases for Immigration Forms

When you submit petitions and applications for immigration benefits, you also need to submit fees for immigration forms. Forms are not processed without these fees being paid in full. From time to time, these fees will increase. USCIS has announced a fee increase in 2016 and more may follow in 2017. Often, these increases in…

Guide to Naturalization in Florida
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Guide to Naturalization in Florida

Guide to Naturalization in Florida Immigrants from all over the world are welcomed into the United States and have been over the course of history. During the last 10 years, there were over six million naturalized citizens accepted into the country by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In the 2015 fiscal year alone,…

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…

The Hidden Costs of DIY Immigration Law
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The Hidden Costs of DIY Immigration Law

Do-It-Yourself Immigration – Penny Wise, Pound Foolish At Shane, Shane & Brauwerman, we often help distraught clients who first tried to tackle the complex world of immigration law on their own. Novices in this complicated area, the average person may understandably make costly and even irreversible errors. Many people do individual research and file something…

What is a 214(b) Refusal?
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What is a 214(b) Refusal?

If you received a visa denial under section 214(b), don’t panic. We have answers and you still have options. What Does a 214(b) Visa Denial Mean? If you are refused a visa under this category, it means one of two things. Either: Your application and interview did not sufficiently demonstrate to the consular officer that…