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FL Bar Elder Law Section Installs Jamaican National As New Chair Elect

FL Bar Elder Law Section Installs Jamaican National As New Chair Elect

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Florida Bar Elder Law Section has elected Jamaican born attorney, Collett P. Small as their new chairperson. Small, the first woman of color and of Jamaican heritage, is scheduled to be installed this June at the swearing in ceremony in Boca Raton. Small, a resident of Weston, has been practicing law for 12 […]

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Haiti TPS announcement misleading on facts

Haiti TPS announcement misleading on facts

By Steven Forester MIAMI – DHS’s announcement extending Haiti’s TPS designation for only six months (rather than the usual, appropriate 18 months) sends very mixed signals and omits extremely significant facts. It stresses this is likely the last extension, that TPS holders should prepare their travel documents for return to Haiti, and (which is inaccurate) that […]

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Homeland Security Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians

Homeland Security Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians

DHS Secretary Kelly Statement’s on the Limited Extension of Haiti’s Designation for Temporary Protected Status  WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly today (May 22) announced his decision to extend—for an additional six months—the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti.  This extension is effective July 23, 2017 through January 22, 2018. “After […]

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EEOC Sues SLS Hotel in Miami Beach For Discriminatory Firing Of Haitian Workers

EEOC Sues SLS Hotel in Miami Beach For Discriminatory Firing Of Haitian Workers

Haitian Kitchen Workers were Terminated Based on Race, Color and National Origin, Federal Agency Charged MIAMI – The SLS Hotel in Miami Beach’s South Beach violated federal law by firing black Haitian dishwashers because of their race, color and national origin, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed in April […]

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FL Lawmakers take note: Court sides with immigrant communities

FL Lawmakers take note: Court sides with immigrant communities

The court ruling blocking Trump’s order to withhold funds from “sanctuary cities” sends a direct message to Florida’s County Mayors, Commissioners and State Legislators who were trying to join Trump’s deportation machine MIAMI – A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked temporarily Trump’s executive order to cut federal funds from cities or counties that chose […]

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USCIS Recommends to End TPS for Haitians

USCIS Recommends to End TPS for Haitians

32BJ SEIU Response to USCIS’ Recommendation to End TPS for Haitians MIAMI – On Thursday, April 20, 2017, as reported in USA Today, the USCIS has recommended that the US end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians by next January. The following response can be attributed to Helene O’Brien, Florida Director of 32BJ SEIU: “The USCIS’ […]

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Team Hamilton Miller Birthisel Wins Directed Verdict In 3 Days

Team Hamilton Miller Birthisel Wins Directed Verdict In 3 Days

MIAMI –  Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, attorneys, Jerry Hamilton and Schuyler Smith, successfully obtained a directed verdict, after the third day of trial, in an action pending in the Federal Court in the Middle District of Florida. Plaintiffs sought damages against Williams-Sonoma after an alleged slip and fall resulting in three knee surgeries and a lower back surgery. Plaintiffs […]

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Miramar’s Vice Mayor Hosts Legal Forum To Assist Miramar Residents

Miramar’s Vice Mayor Hosts Legal Forum To Assist Miramar Residents

City of Miramar Vice Mayor Maxwell B. Chambers and the Jamaican Bar Association presented a free American Legal Forum on Saturday March 11, 2017 MIRAMAR – City of Miramar Vice Mayor Maxwell B. Chambers and the Jamaican Bar Association were saying No Problem we can help on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Miramar Cultural Center. […]

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USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2018 Beginning April 3

USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2018 Beginning April 3

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2018 cap on April 3, 2017. All cap-subject H-1B petitions filed before April 3, 2017, for the FY 2018 cap will be rejected. The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers […]

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NAACP Voices Concerns on Civil Rights Laws and Election Integrity to DOJ

NAACP Voices Concerns on Civil Rights Laws and Election Integrity to DOJ

BALTIMORE, MD – The NAACP engaged Attorney General Jeff Sessions in frank discussion on current threats to civil rights including voter suppression, police misconduct and civil rights enforcement issues on Friday, March 3rd. The NAACP discussed parallels between domestic driven voter suppression and the alleged election manipulation of our 2016 presidential election. “The vote represents […]

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