July 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Dear Reader:

It is our pleasure to bring you our Independence Day edition of the Immigration Counselors Newsletter from NeJame Law. As your source for immigration updates, we value your readership. We would also like to remind you that as a full service law firm, in addition to Immigration Law, our Firm practices in Personal Injury, Corporate Law, Civil Litigation, Real Estate and Criminal Defense. So, Help is Here!

Enjoy your July newsletter!


A Brief Note from our Personal Injury Team

Dear Reader,

if you have been in an accident, the opposing attorney or insurance company may be in a hurry to have you sign a release or waiver of claims.  I know this because as a former insurance defense attorney, I represented many Fortune 500 companies.  Now, at NeJame Law, I work for the injured.   Be sure to get full consultation from an experienced personal injury attorney before signing anything.

Orlando Personal Injury Attorney Jason Recksiedler


Jason Recksiedler
Personal Injury Attorney

Happy 4th of July: Celebrating our Civil Liberties!

There is much to celebrate for in this great country. Our forefathers set a foundation which protected us from certain abuses of power by the government.

It is important not only to know our civil rights as granted by the Constitution, but also to know how to react to a violation of your rights constructively. Read this very thought provoking article about dealing with law enforcement responsibly and also healing from civil rights violations. Emerging from the Sanford Tragedy . . . Your Civil Rights and Beyond!


NeJame Law hosts 2nd Seminar for Realtors and Business Brokers

On June 27, 2012, experienced attorneys from NeJame Law / NeJame Law, hosted another seminar, “Real Estate and Business Solutions for your Foreign Clients.”

Once again, our Law Firm invited several realtors and business brokers from the community and educated them about the requirements of various business visa options so that they may guide their foreign clients in their purchases.

And once again, we received tremendous feedback from our guests, and given the overwhelming demand, we are scheduling a third seminar. Any interested parties may make arrangements by contacting us at immigration@nejamelaw.com

We are glad to help the real estate professionals and business brokers in our community.


In This Issue

Newsletter Issues


Q & A - The Current Policy on Deportations

Q: Dear Immigration Counselors, I have been in the United States since I was 6 years old.  I came with my parents from Honduras.  I am now 26 years old, have one child born here. 

I am really confused about my rights. Last year, I heard that the Obama Administration has stopped deportations. Recently, I have heard that those who came as children can apply for work permits. Can you advise me of my options?


A: Dear T.L., Indeed with the new policies coming down from the DHS, there is a lot of misinformation circulating in the immigrant community.

Last year, DHS instituted a policy of "prioritizing enforcement." With 300,000 removal cases clogging up the immigration courts across the country, DHS decided to administratively close in its discretion, those cases involving less serious immigration violations. "Administrative closure" means taking the removal case off of the immigration court's calendar; though the DHS can request the court to place the case back on calendar any time to resume the removal of the person. However, there is no policy of stopping deportations altogether.

Then on June 15, 2012, DHS announced that a foreign national who 1) has come to the U.S. while under the age of sixteen; 2) has resided continuously in the United States for at least five years immediately preceding June 15; 3) has currently in school or have graduated from high school, or has a general education development certificate, or is honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; 4) has not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety; 5) and is not above the age of thirty; may receive a "deferral of removal." This deferral of removal, which mirrors a popular version of a proposed DREAM Act legislation, does not provide a permanent status to the applicant. It does, however, allow them to apply for work authorization. For more information on this policy, view our full article, Keeping the DREAM Alive: A Glimmer of Hope for the Undocumented Youth!

To ask Immigration Counselors your questions, please email attorney@immigrationcounselors.com


Your Visa Bulletin

Visit http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_5733.html to check the recent priority dates for Immigrant Visa Bulletin.

Be sure to review the most recent month.


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