Michael G. Murray

  • Know Your Rights as an Immigrant

    Know Your Rights as an Immigrant As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have been watching with increased alarm as reports of widespread immigration raids continue to filter in. If you are an undocumented immigrant, a visa holder, or a green card holder, I would recommend that you keep the following in mind: If you have a visa holder, or a lawful permanent resident from one of t ...

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  • Deportation Under the Trump Administration

    Deportation Under the Trump Administration As a Miami immigration lawyer, I am watching with trepidation as this administration launches assault after assault on our immigrant communities. Across the United States, real-life reports are trickling in about the expanded efforts on removing undocumented immigrants under the Trump administration.

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  • The Effects of the Trump Immigration Ban on Business

    The Effects of the Trump Immigration Ban on Business As a Miami immigration lawyer, I watched in alarm last week as President Trump signed an executive order to bar Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. and suspend all refugee admissions for 120 days. His order also blocks citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—all Muslim-majority countries—from entering the U.S.

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  • The Future of DACA Under a Trump Presidency

    As a Miami immigration lawyer with numerous clients who have pending DACA applications, I read with interest this week’s news about speculation that Trump may be signing an executive order to undo DACA. Below are some frequently asked questions. What is deferred action? Deferred action is a discretionary, limited immigration benefit by DHS.

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  • What is Exceptional and Extremely Unusual Hardship?

    What is Exceptional and Extremely Unusual Hardship? As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have helped numerous non-permanent residents have their removal orders (deportation orders) cancelled, because immigration law allows cancellation of removal if they meet three general requirements. What are the three requirements for an individual to be eligible for cancellation of removal? 1.

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  • The Basics on Deportation

    As a Miami immigration lawyer, I represent many individuals who are in need of deportation defense. Lately, with the incoming Trump administration, the topic of immigration has been in the news again. Below are some frequently asked basic questions about deportation. What is deportation? Deportation is commonly understood to mean when someone is sent out of the U.S.

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  • USCIS Announces Increase in Application and Petition Fees

    As a Miami immigration lawyer, I noted with interest that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced an increase The new fees will be effective Dec. 23rd, 2016. Below are some frequently asked questions. Do American taxpayers fund USCIS? No. The USCIS is almost entirely funded by the fees paid by applicants and petitioners for immigration benefits.

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  • U.S. Immigration Policy Under a Trump Presidency

    DACA > U.S. Immigration Policy Under a Trump Presidency In January 2017, President-elect Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States. In the wake of this historic election, there has been a considerable amount of anxiety and despair due to Trump’s stated immigration stance during his campaign.

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  • USCIS Application Fees to Rise

    green card > USCIS Application Fees to Rise As a Miami immigration lawyer, I noted with interest the fact that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a fee hike for most immigration applications and petitions. Below are some frequently asked questions. How is the USCIS funded? USCIS is almost entirely funded by the fees paid by applicants and petition ...

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  • Basics About the Fiance (K-1) Visa

    Fiancee Visa > Basics About the Fiance (K-1) Visa As a Miami immigration lawyer, it has been my pleasure to represent numerous clients who are applying to obtain their K-1 (fiance) visa. This visa is meant for U.S. citizens who are engaged to someone from another country, who may wish to bring that person to the U.S.

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  • Dual Citizenship for United States Citizens

    citizenship > Dual Citizenship for United States Citizens As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have had numerous clients ask me about whether dual citizenship is allowed under U.S. law. Below are some frequently asked questions. I am in the process of obtaining my U.S. citizenship, and would like to remain a citizen of another country. What are my options? U.S.

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  • The Importance of Attending Your Immigration Court Hearing

    denial > The Importance of Attending Your Immigration Court Hearing As a Miami immigration lawyer, I always remind my clients of the importance of attending their immigration court hearing. This is especially the case if you have been summoned for removal proceedings in Immigration Court (received a “Notice to Appear,” or NTA), you are in a serious situation.

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  • Good Moral Character in the Immigration Context

    crime > Good Moral Character in the Immigration Context As a Miami immigration lawyer, I always remind my clients that every time that you apply for an immigration benefit, the government will consider your moral character. In some cases, you are required to show “good moral character” as an explicit part of the application. Below are some frequently asked questions. How do the U.S.

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  • What to Expect at Immigration Detention

    As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have represented many clients who have been/are currently in an immigration detention facility. Many undocumented immigrants live with the fear that one day they may be caught and held by immigration authorities (most likely, the agency called Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE).

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