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, and Brauwerman was…

Michael Shane Quoted in Sun Sentinel
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…

BREAKING: USCIS to Allow Additional Provisional Waiver Applicants
201607.29
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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…

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…