Gallardo Law Firm Blog

  • Marco Rubio on Deportation

    Marco Rubio on Deportation

    Posted by Julianne Fitzgerald on February 15, 2016

    Born and raised in Miami, Florida Marco Rubio has seen first-hand the life of immigrants and has very strong stances on the matter. First hand, Rubio believes that in order to reform deportation laws, the U.S must first implement the more strict ones already in place such as deporting ...

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  • U-Visa Application: Helping Nonimmigrant Victims in Miami

    U-Visa Application: Helping Nonimmigrant Victims in Miami

    Posted by Claire Gray on February 10, 2016

    The USCIS approved a maximum of 10,000 petitions for U-1 nonimmigrant status or U visas for 2016. Each year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) makes thousands of U-visas available for victims of qualifying crimes who have suffered...

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  • VAWA Deportation Defense

    VAWA Deportation Defense

    Posted by Emma Johnson on February 01, 2016

    Oftentimes immigrants, especially women, are helpless against the abuse and mistreatment of their United States citizens or permanent resident spouses. Some immigrants who are facing removal proceedings can take advantage of the VAWA immigration law. Under this bill, you can request your green card based on abusive behavior received from a permanent resident or U.S. citizen.

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  • Donald Trump on Immigration

    Donald Trump on Immigration

    Posted by Emma Johnson on January 28, 2016

    The latest Trump on Immigration news is his plan to build a “Mexican Wall” on its borders to keep illegal immigrants out of the United States. According to Trump on immigration law: “the annual cost of free tax credits to pay to illegal immigrants has been as much as 4.2 billion in 2011.” While Trump has many followers on his campaign trail, there are also many who don’t agree with his opinions, especially ...

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  • Obama Immigration Reform: The Two Sides of the Coin

    Obama Immigration Reform: The Two Sides of the Coin

    Posted by Julianne Fitzgerald on January 26, 2016

    Since 2014, Obama immigration reform policies have been stalled and now President Obama has taken these Obama immigration reform cases to the Supreme Court. This is just the latest in immigration law news as up until now progress on...

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  • Cuban Immigrants and the Costa Rica Dilemma

    Cuban Immigrants and the Costa Rica Dilemma

    Posted by Emma Johnson on January 07, 2016

    Hundreds of Cubans attempting to enter the United States have sought refuge in Central America in the past couple of months. Meanwhile, many families in Miami and all over USA hope their loved ones are in good hands and reach U.S. soil safe.

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  • How Much Does a Miami Immigration Attorney Cost?

    Miami Immigration Lawyer Fees

    Posted by Emma Johnson on July 18, 2015

    Some immigration attorneys in Florida will bill you by the hour while others will charge a flat fee, depending on the case. At Gallardo Law Firm we always charge a flat fee for immigration matters. In some specific situations, a lawyer in Miami will charge an hourly rate...

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  • Adjustments to the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program

    Adjustments to the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program

    Posted by Claire Gray on January 12, 2015

    As of right now, there have been some adjustments that have been made to the CFRP Program. One of the changes that have been is that it is now required by you, when filing for the CFRP Program, to file a Form I-131. This form is also known as the Application for Travel Document...

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  • J1 visa USA Foreign Residence Requirement

    J1 visa USA Foreign Residence Requirement

    Posted by Emma Johnson on December 16, 2014

    Many foreign scholars have questions about the home-stay requirement whether or not there is a possibility to have the J1-visa waived after being offered a job in the US.

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  • Steps taken by Mexico to ease Illegal Immigration

    Steps taken by Mexico to ease Illegal Immigration

    Posted by Julianne Fitzgerald on November 14, 2014

    Illegal Immigration from Mexico is increasing more and more each year, what is the reason for this? According to officials, it is expected for them to be an increase in immigration within the next couple of months due to the immigration outpouring that occurred last year.

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