Gallardo Law Firm Blog

  • It is vital for undocumented immigrants to know their rights, especially in the event of the dreaded knock on the door. What should you do if immigration comes looking for you?

    Immigrants Fear Deportation

    Posted by Emma Johnson on February 14, 2017

    On Trump’s orders, more than 600 undocumented immigrants were arrested over the weekend across 11 states. President Trump took to his Twitter on Sunday, “The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise. Gang members, drug dealers and others are being removed!” Now, more than in recent history, undocumented immigrants should...

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  • Enter the RAISE Act, “Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment” proposed by republican senators Tom Cotton and David Purdue, which promises to reduce the total number of green cards issued annually by half.

    Changes to Immigration Could Hurt Employment

    Posted by Julianne Fitzgerald on February 10, 2017

    Chain migration is a term to describe a pattern of migration where immigrants go from town to town or state to state, usually following seasonal work. Enter the RAISE Act, “Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment” proposed by republican senators Tom Cotton and David Purdue, which promises to reduce the total number of green cards issued annually by half. The two senators claim...

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  • Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez sheepishly gave in to President Donald Trump’s threats to so-called “sanctuary cities”

    City of Miami stops being a sanctuary City

    Posted by Emma Johnson on January 27, 2017

    “In an memo to Daniel Junior, Director of Corrections, Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez sheepishly gave in to President Donald Trump’s threats to so-called “sanctuary cities” fearing the loss of millions of dollars in in federal funding. In doing so, Gimenez sells out many immigrants and their families by ordering Miami Dade County’s corrections departments to “honor all immigration detainer requests issued by the Department of Homeland Security”...

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  • New Rule For Cubans Tagged For Deportation

    New Rule For Cubans Tagged For Deportation

    Posted by Claire Gray on January 16, 2017

    “Of the over 28000 Cubans faced with deportation following the sudden repeal of “Wet Foot Dry Foot” policy by President Obama last week, roughly 1800 reside in South Florida. As part of the deal with Cuba which led to the repeal of the policy, Cuban officials have agreed...

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  • Breaking: longstanding wet foot dry foot has been revoked

    Breaking: longstanding wet foot dry foot has been revoked

    Posted by Julianne Fitzgerald on January 13, 2017

    “Wet Foot Dry Foot”, the policy established by President Bill Clinton in 1995 has been ended by President Obama. Effective immediately, the move was ordered by President Obama as part of his efforts to continue improving relations between the United States and Cuba...

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  • Immigrants’ Futures Uncertain Amidst Threat of Harsh Immigration Reform

    Immigrants’ Futures Uncertain Amidst Threat of Harsh Immigration Reform

    Posted by Julianne Fitzgerald on December 01, 2016

    Following a divisive presidential campaign season, President- elect Donald Trump has vowed to get tough on immigration. Throughout his campaign, his anti-immigration stance was made clear, provoking an up rise in hate crimes across the union striking fear in the hearts of many immigrants...

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  • Your Notary is Not an Immigration Attorney

    Your Notary is Not an Immigration Attorney

    Posted by Emma Johnson on November 25, 2016

    In most countries of Latin America, the public notary is who people turn to to resolve their legal matters, as most notaries are attorneys. For this reason, the Florida bar issued a stern warning earlier this week warning against the perils of having a non-lawyer notary handle ...

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  • Donald Trump Immigration Plan New Twist- His Meeting with Mexico’s President

    Donald Trump Immigration Plan New Twist- His Meeting with Mexico’s President

    Posted by Emma Johnson on September 01, 2016

    Donald Trump has come a long way on his immigration policy. He has tried to soften his immigration views but sooner or later he shows his real face. One day he is in Mexico meeting with the president and acting friendly and on the next day he reinforces his radical immigration plan....

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  • Provisional waiver update 2016-USCIS expands eligibility

    Provisional waiver update 2016-USCIS expands eligibility

    Posted by Emma Johnson on August 22, 2016

    Some U.S. green card applicants face the dilemma of being blocked from returning to the United States after they go to their country for their consular visa interview. There is good news for these individuals. Thanks to a provisional waiver update implemented this year, certain immigrants who are family of USA citizens or...

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  •  Piedra Vásquez Immigration Marriage Fraud

    Piedra Vásquez Immigration Marriage Fraud

    Posted by Claire Gray on August 17, 2016

    A Cuban woman was recently accused of fraudulently marrying 10 undocumented immigrants within 14 years. Yosandra Piedra Vásquez was arrested in Miami together with her cousin Yoel Moya Lozada. She is facing up to 15 years in jail due to her immigration marriage fraud. She married the men her cousin recruited in Georgia and South Florida. Piedra Vásquez is just ...

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