Immigrants in Ft. Lauderdale: Learn Steps for Applying for the Green Card Lottery in the USA

The U.S. issues up to 50,000 immigrant visas every year through the green card lottery, otherwise known as the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. These visas are randomly selected from the entrants. The program issues visas to lottery winners who typically reside outside the United States. Some winners are located within the U.S. on nonimmigrant visas or other legal status. Learn the steps required for applying Read More →

U.S. Visa Process Hurting Immigrants and the Country

The U.S. visa process is complicated and can be long and difficult for individuals wishing to come to the United States. Even highly-qualified individuals who can benefit the U.S. economy by creating jobs may have difficulty coming to the U.S. to work and/or open a business. Entrepreneurs & Highly-Skilled Workers Need Business Visas Currently, entrepreneurs who want to enter the United States must obtain a Read More →

What is a visa?

In most cases, a citizen of a foreign country must first obtain a travel document called a visa before he or she can enter the United States. This visa is generally placed in the person’s passport, and specifies that the holder has been deemed eligible to enter and stay in the United States.  However, holding a visa does not guarantee entry into the United States. Read More →

Facing Public Lewdness Charges in Fort Lauderdale

A conviction on public lewdness charges, indecent exposure and other related crimes in Florida can lead to very serious consequences. Many of these crimes are treated as felony crimes, which immediately increase the severity of the crime and the harshness of the penalties attached. Additionally, many of these crimes will also result in a possibly permanent sexual crime conviction on your record. A solid legal Read More →

Florida Prostitution Laws

Florida prostitution laws are contained in Florida Statutes Section 796.07, which prohibits prostitution and other related acts. Under the statute, prostitution refers to “the giving or receiving of the body for sexual activity for hire…” Prostitution and Related Charges A number of activities very closely related to prostitution are also covered under the statute. The following activities may lead to prostitution charges.  Assignation, or making Read More →

What is a green card?

“What is a green card?” is a common question that immigration attorneys hear. There’s some confusion about a green card holder’s status and what’s necessary to get one. A person who holds a green card has authorization to permanently live and work in the United States. A green card is a permanent resident card, which acts as proof of that person’s legal residency status. There Read More →

Racketeering Charges in Florida

For many people, the term “racketeering” immediately conjures up images of underworld dons and mafia bosses and memories of mobster movies. However, racketeering charges can involve more than organized crime. Broadly, racketeering charges are filed in any case involving an organized enterprise run in an illegal manner. This might lead some who thought their place of employment was legal to face such charges. As such, Read More →

Immigration Reform: Could it still risk a government shutdown?

President Barack Obama announced recently he would delay any executive action that would expand immigration relief to millions. Previously, Florida Senator Marco Rubio mentioned the potential for funding-related actions that his fellow Republican congressmen might attempt to halt any immigration action that the president takes. This means that the issue might prevent Congress from passing a budget, which could then lead to another government shutdown. Read More →

Can I petition for my same-sex partner?

A U.S. citizen or permanent resident may be able to petition a child, parent, sibling, spouse or fiancé(e) to immigrate to the United States. But same-sex marriage bans in many states – and the federal Defense of Marriage Act –previously made petitioning for a same-sex partner impossible. However, the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor overturned part of the Act, providing greater equality Read More →

Permanent Visa vs. Temporary Visa

For those who want to enter the United States but are not citizens or naturalized citizens of the U.S., a visa is required. Depending upon the purpose of traveling to the United States, there are two different types of visas that a person may seek: permanent visas and temporary visas. The laws regarding immigration are incredibly complex, and knowing which type of visa you should Read More →

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