H1-B Filing Lawyer
201801.26
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H1-B Filing Lawyer

H-1B Filing H-1B filing is only possible before the annual cap is reached. This visa category has an annual cap of 65,000 visas. Some workers are exempt from this cap, but you may find you only have a limited time to apply for an H-1B visa because of demand and the limited number of such…

Michael Shane Named Lawyer of the Year
201712.27
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Michael Shane Named Lawyer of the Year

The 2018 Lawyers of the Year for South Florida were recently announced. Best Lawyers highlights one attorney in a particular location and practice area who received the highest votes from their peers in a given year. It’s believed that the Best Lawyers know who the best lawyers are. Michael Shane of Shane & Shane was voted…

201704.28
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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…

Warning Signs on Free Immigration Law Consultations
201609.01
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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…

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT (DOMA)
201307.03
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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT (DOMA)

With the Supreme Court of the United States holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal departments to ensure the decision and its implication for federal benefits for same-sex legally married couples are implemented swiftly and smoothly.  As a result, the United States Citizenship and Immigration…

201304.25
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Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration and Modernization Act

- http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113s744es/pdf/BILLS-113s744es.pdf -

On April 17, 2013, the “Gang of Eight” senators released its bi-partisan immigration bill entitled “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration and Modernization Act.”  It is 844 pages and can be read in its entirety by selecting this link – http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113s744es/pdf/BILLS-113s744es.pdf.  The main topics include border and interior enforcement, legalization, backlog reduction, asylum, family unification,…

201303.06
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I-601A STATESIDE PROVISIONAL WAIVER – IN EFFECT AS OF MARCH 4, 2013

Starting March 4, 2013, certain immigrant visa beneficiaries who are the spouses, children, and parents of U.S. citizens (i.e. immediate relatives under the Immigration and Nationality Act), and who have been unlawfully present in the United States, can apply for provisional unlawful presence waivers.  This is known as Stateside Provisional Waiver.  It is filed using Form…

201301.04
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FAMILY UNITY: Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

On January 2, 2013, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who are present in the United States may apply and be approved for provisional unlawful presence waivers before leaving the United States to attend their immigrant visa interviews for their green card.  USCIS will begin…

201210.09
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DACA – FILING PROCESS

Since filing our first Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) case on August 16, 2012, we have noticed that the process is taking a path similar to the filing of nearly all other USCIS filings.  Upon filing the I-821D and I-765, the receipt notices are arriving in the mail between 7-10 business days from the…

201208.03
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DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) – FILE FOR DEFERRED ACTION ON OR AFTER AUGUST 15, 2012

Today, August 3, 2012, Alejandro Mayorkas, Director, USCIS, provided additional information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  Qualified persons will now be called “Childhood Arrivals” and the process will be referred to DACA.  DACA requests cannot be made until August 15, 2012.  All DACA requests will be sent to a USCIS lockbox except for Childhood Arrivals who…