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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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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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