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Category: Newsletter

Caribbean Bar Association

Caribbean Bar Association and F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association Host a Community Immigration Forum in West Palm Beach on March 16, 2017 at the Urban League of Palm Beach County West Palm Beach, FL – On Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., the Caribbean Bar Association (the “CBA”) in partnership with the F. […]

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U.S. Department of State Implements Two-Parent Consent Law

In July 2001, the United States Department of State implemented a law regarding passport application procedures.  Under the Two-Parent Consent Law, as amended in 2008, both parents are required to consent to the passport application for a minor U.S. citizen under the age of 16.  By putting this law into practice, the Department of State sought to decrease the likelihood that […]

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Obtaining a B-1 Visa for a Temporary Business Visitor

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) regulates the entry of aliens into the U.S.  In the INA, there is a presumption (subject to certain exceptions) that any alien entering the U.S. intends to “immigrate” or remain in the U.S.  In order to receive a visa authorizing entry into the U.S., aliens must overcome this presumption. […]

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Citizenship of Children Born to Unmarried Parents of Different Nationalities

Children born out of wedlock outside the United States to one citizen parent and one noncitizen parent face different requirements for acquiring U.S. citizenship, depending on the gender of the citizen parent. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides that the child must meet additional requirements to obtain U.S. citizenship when their father (but not […]

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Visa Categories for Students Studying in the U.S.

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) regulates entry into the U.S.  Those who wish to visit the U.S. temporarily, for business, study, or pleasure, may apply for one of a number of “visas.”  The INA sets forth the categories and procedures applicable to such visas.  A visitor to the U.S. may take a short course […]

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Gender-Based Persecution as a Basis for U.S. Asylum

Rodi Alvarado is a Guatemalan woman.  At age 16, she married Francisco Osorio, a Guatemalan soldier.  For the next ten years, Osorio systematically abused Rodi in the cruelest of manners; she was beaten, threatened with death, and/or sexually assaulted on an almost daily basis.  Protests or resistance merely brought forth worse treatment and assurance by […]

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Jamaican Women Of Florida (JWOF) Celebrates Second Anniversary With Empowerment Conference

The Jamaican Women of Florida, Inc. (JWOF) celebrates its second anniversary hosting a Women’s Empowerment Conference on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132.

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Dahlia Walker-Huntington – CSPAN

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Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) first anniversary celebration Paying it forward for younger generation

Five Jamaican women were included in Legacy Magazine’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business and Leadership in South Florida. The Jamaican awardees included Attorney Dahlia Walker-Huntington;

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Jamaica Women of Florida (JWOF) – dedicated to Jamaican women of all walks of life

An overwhelming crowd and exciting audience of peers and male supporters supported the official Launch of the newly formed not-for-profit organization, Jamaican Women of Florida, Inc., (JWOF) last Friday (Apr. 19) at a luncheon held at the Broward Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale.

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