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…

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…