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Dade County Bar Association Immigration Training

September 24, 2018

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Since 1996, federal laws have stated that aliens generally must be self-sufficient. Indeed, in the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (the INA, or the Act) as amended it is written in Section 212(a)(4) INA(8 U.S.C 1182(a)(4)): “Any alien who, in the opinion of the...

January 14, 2020

Back in June 2012, when former President Barack Obama was in office, it seemed like the world was in a completely different place. Even though it was not that long ago, it was a much simpler time when our nation was not split in half with different political views. For...

December 26, 2019

When President Donald J. Trump announced to run for the presidency back in 2015, one of his main objectives was to build a wall in the southern border. This topic remains one of the most divisive political topics in United States history. For the political left, it see...

November 6, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Friday, the 1st of

November, 2019, that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from

six countries would be extended, protecting them from the possibility of

getting deported. TPS status for people that originall...

September 3, 2019

On August 29, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services published a new policy that restricts the conferral of automatic citizenship to some children born abroad to active service members. The number of families who will be affected is estimated to b...

February 27, 2019

In order to obtain citizenship in the United States, certain criteria must be met. A person born outside the U.S may become a US citizen at birth through his/her parents or by naturalization. For a child born outside of the U.S, the parents must be the biological mothe...

January 8, 2019

The federal government officially shutdown Friday, December 21, 2018 at midnight when Congress couldn’t agree on a spending plan that included $5 billion President Trump requested for a wall on the nation’s southern border. President Trump has previously given governme...

December 13, 2018

The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act states that any foreigner who arrives in the United States of America, "whether or not at a designated port of arrival," may apply for asylum. On November 9, 2018 President Trump tried to modify the law, signing a presidential p...

September 28, 2018

The U.S. government is using detention with increasing frequency as a means of dealing with undocumented or otherwise removable immigrants after their arrest. When a friend or family member has been placed in detention, it can be difficult to try to discover informatio...

September 24, 2018

Patricia Elizee as chair of the Dade County Bar Association Immigration Committee was on the panel for Immigration Training about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This training took place Friday September 21, 2018 at t...

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