Orlando Lawyer Blog

Immigration Court Backlog

Since January 2016, 17 new immigration judges have been sworn in by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), which falls under the purview of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Before the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) fell under DOJ as well.

Beware of Notarios “Practicing Law”

In the field of Immigration Law, it is not uncommon to encounter individuals or businesses advertising as “Immigration Consultants” or “Notarios.” The danger in relying on these types of individuals or services for legal advice is inherent. These agencies are not run by or sanctioned by an attorney or licensed practitioners and often wind up hurting, rather than helping innocent victims.

President Obama’s Immigration Policies

The Immigration Reform policy put forward by President Obama in 2014, also known as DAPA – Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, has a new chance of becoming reality this year since the Supreme Court announced last week that it would be reviewing the case in the spring session.

What is a Fiancé Visa and How Does it Work?

If you become engaged to a person living outside of the United States, your fiancé can apply to obtain a temporary visa, which will allow them to enter the United Sates for 90 days. Once your fiancé has gained access into the US, they may apply for conditional permanent residency.

GOP Clashing Over Immigration Reform

House Republicans from the Latino districts are pushing back against the Republican platform of anti-immigrant policies. Specifically, California Congressman Jeff Denham is leading an effort to make a path to legalization for the millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Republican Conservative Trying to Block President’s Immigration Reform Initiative

With the rumors flying about the President taking executive action on the Immigration Reform issue in the near future, Republican conservatives are coming up with a plan to thwart his attempt to act.  This plan is based on control of governmental spending and the Republican's ability to block the president's potential laws, but refusing to pass the budgetary necessities for the law to become reality.