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Caribbean Bar Association Partner Up To Host Immigration Forum

Caribbean Bar Association Partner Up To Host Immigration Forum

Caribbean Bar Association and F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association Host a Community Immigration Forum in West Palm Beach West Palm Beach – The Caribbean Bar Association (“CBA”) in partnership with the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association (“Cunningham Bar”) will host a community immigration forum to address the recent changes in immigration policy and law by […]

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Jamaican Diaspora To Launch Immigration Task Force In NY

Jamaican Diaspora To Launch Immigration Task Force In NY

By Derrick Scott NEW YORK – Against the background of moves by the Trump administration to deport undocumented immigrants in the United States, an organization called  “The Jamaica Diaspora Immigration and Deportation Prevention Taskforce (JDIDTPF) will be officially launched in the Bronx, New York, on Friday February 24. According to the conceptualizer of the JDIDTPF, […]

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DHS Executes Trump’s Executive Order To Protect U.S. From Foreign Terrorist

DHS Executes Trump’s Executive Order To Protect U.S. From Foreign Terrorist

WASHINGTON, DC – Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issued the following statement on the entry of lawful permanent residents into the United States: “In applying the provisions of the president’s executive order, I hereby deem the entry of lawful permanent residents to be in the national interest. Accordingly, absent the receipt of significant […]

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Homeland Security Promises To Enforce Executive Orders “Humanely”

Homeland Security Promises To Enforce Executive Orders “Humanely”

WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Homeland Security will continue to enforce all of the president’s Executive Orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people. The president’s Executive Orders remain in place—prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if […]

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Judge Orders Stay For People Impacted by Trump Immigration Order

Judge Orders Stay For People Impacted by Trump Immigration Order

Federal Court Orders U.S. Government to Allow Refugees and Others Impacted by Trump Immigration Order to Stay NEW YORK — A federal judge in New York has granted a nationwide stay of removal preventing the Trump administration from deporting refugees and others who had lawful authority to enter the United States. The order issued by Judge Ann […]

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Wet Foot – Dry Foot Policy For Cuban Migrants Ends

Wet Foot – Dry Foot Policy For Cuban Migrants Ends

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States is revoking the so-called “wet-foot/dry-foot” policy for Cuban migrants that has been in place since the mid-1990s. Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to illegally enter the United States will be subject to removal, consistent with our enforcement priorities. The United States is also ending the special Cuban Medical Professional […]

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Major Change In U.S. Policies Affecting Cuban Nationals

Major Change In U.S. Policies Affecting Cuban Nationals

Changes To Parole And Expedited Removal Policies Affecting Cuban Nationals WASHINGTON – Today (January 12), Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced several changes to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policies and regulations affecting Cuban nationals. These changes reflect the reestablishment of full diplomatic relations with Cuba and other concrete steps toward the normalization of […]

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Cuban American Foundation Endorses Change To “Wet Foot-Dry Foot” Policy

Cuban American Foundation Endorses Change To “Wet Foot-Dry Foot” Policy

MIAMI – The Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) issued the following statement on changes to “Wet Foot-Dry Foot” Policy: The sudden, violent changes that fell on the Cuban people on January 1st, 1959 with the rise to power of the Castro regime has thrust millions of Cubans to seek asylum, protection and peace, for them […]

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Esteban Santiago Ruiz Arrested in Connection with Shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Esteban Santiago Ruiz Arrested in Connection with Shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Alaska Resident Arrested in Connection with Shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport FORT LAUDERDALE –  Esteban Santiago Ruiz (Santiago), 26, an Alaska resident was arrested and charged in a federal criminal complaint in connection with the deadly shooting of multiple victims at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on January 6, 2017. Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States […]

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U.S. To Assist Jamaica With Introduction Of Plea Bargaining

U.S. To Assist Jamaica With Introduction Of Plea Bargaining

By Derrick Scott Washington, DC – The U.S. State Department has agreed to assist the Jamaican Government by introducing the concept of plea bargaining to Jamaica’s justice system with a view to reducing the backlog within the nation’s courts. Jamaica’s Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says  the State Department has agreed to make available a number of high […]

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