Raids on Central-American Families – Immigration Enforcement Initiating Aggressive Tactics

Raids on Central-American Families – Immigration Enforcement Initiating Aggressive Tactics

As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have been following with dismay news of the raids carried out by Federal immigration agents, who have initiated a controversial roundup of Central American families who were part of the border surge that began in 2014. Below are some...
Obama Approves Plan to Let Central American Children Apply for Refugee Status

Obama Approves Plan to Let Central American Children Apply for Refugee Status

This week, the White House announced that President Barack Obama has approved a plan to allow several thousand young children from Central American countries to apply for refugee status in the United States, thus providing a legal path for some of them to join family...
Undocumented Immigrants Face Tighter Standards for Asylum

Undocumented Immigrants Face Tighter Standards for Asylum

As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have been following with interest a disturbing new development. Undocumented immigrants who enter the United States illegally are becoming less likely to be deemed eligible for asylum, as federal authorities tighten standards amid an...
South Florida Ranks Third in the United States in Accepting Central American Minors

South Florida Ranks Third in the United States in Accepting Central American Minors

According to the latest federal government figures, South Florida ranks third among the nation’s metropolitan areas with the highest number of Central American minors placed with sponsors, chiefly parents and other relatives. Harris County, which includes Houston, has...