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The New DREAM Act Announcement: What Does It Really Mean? Call Southern Star Immigration at 1-850-226-7092 Today.

Last week’s change in U.S. immigration policy will provide many young immigrants, often called “DREAMers”, with a way to gain protection from deportation and a chance to improve their lives. We were at the annual meeting of the American Immigration Lawyers Association when the announcement was made, and the excitement and happiness were amazing. We… Read More »

El Anuncio Del DREAM Act: ¿Qué Significa Realmente? Llámenos al 1-850-226-7092

El cambio en la política de Inmigración de los Estados Unidos anunciado la semana pasada proveerá a muchos jóvenes inmigrantes, a menudo llamados “SOÑADORES”, de una manera de obtener protección contra deportaciones y la oportunidad de mejorar sus vidas. Yo estuve en la Conferencia Anual de la Asociación Americana de Abogados de Inmigración cuando se… Read More »

Featured Country of the Month (February, 2012): Venezuela

In February, Southern Star Immigration featured Venezuela as our Country of the Month.  The following article was prepared by Andreina Alicea, our Legal Assistant (and a Venezuelan native). Venezuela is a tropical country on the northern coast of South America.  Its northern coastline of roughly 1,700 miles includes numerous islands in the Caribbean Sea.  Venezuela’s… Read More »

EXTREMIDADES LEGALES – ¿Cuál es una visa de “H”?

Desafortunadamente, los Estados Unidos no tienen una sola “visa del trabajo” buena para todos los trabajos. En lugar, el permiso del trabajo se relaciona con el tipo de trabajo de ser llenado y las calificaciones del empleado potencial. La mayoría de los trabajadores que vienen a los Estados Unidos se caerán debajo de uno de… Read More »

LEGAL TIPS – What is an “H” Visa?

Unfortunately, the United States does not have a single “work visa” good for all jobs.  Instead, work permission is related to the type of job to be filled and the qualifications of the potential employee.  Most workers coming to the United States will fall under one of two types of visas:  the H visa and… Read More »

The New ICE Detainer Form

Many deportation cases start with an arrest for other offenses.  Even if the offense is minor (such as driving without a license), a person may find himself kept in custody because of something called an “ICE hold”.  A person receives an “ICE hold” when ICE sends the local jail a form called an “immigration detainer.” … Read More »

Five Myths of Immigration Law

Immigration law is a unique field. It is hard to imagine anything more important to a client’s life and future than the basic decision of whether he can or cannot remain in the United States. Yet, more than most other fields of law, immigration law is dominated by a number of myths. These myths are… Read More »

Hora de Actuar

El mes pasado escribimos un articulo sobre como ponerse en contacto con su representante para demostrarle su apoyo al STRIVE Act – la primera propuesta inmigratoria del 2007. Cuando usted reciba la próxima copia de la publicación mensual de La Voz del Latino, el Senado se encontrara en medio de debates sobre la reforma inmigratoria…. Read More »

Immigration Raids at Walmart a Hoax

Recently, you may have received several e-mails or text messages about Immigration Raids occurring at local Walmart stores.  These messages began circulating a few weeks ago across the country, claiming that Walmart had authorized federal law enforcement officers, specifically Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officers, to enter its stores and arrest any undocumented immigrants.  Walmart… Read More »

Inmigrantes, Legal o No Impulsan Nuestra Economia

En el año 2006, la batalla sobre reforma migratoria se calentó en Washington y en todos los Estados Unidos. En este nuevo año, existe la oportunidad de una reforma migratoria significante y esperada por muchos años. Mucha de la gente en contra de reforma migratoria piensan que nuestras leyes de inmigración agobian el presupuesto económico… Read More »

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