Obama Administration

  • Trump’s New Executive Order

    …, visas will not be issued to people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. In the original executive order, Iraq was also on the visa blacklist — but it’s been excluded in the new version. The new executive order also makes it clear that people from the six affected countries can apply for waivers to enter the US in particularly urgent…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 12 readers -
  • Supreme Court Sadly Split on DAPA

    … DAPA > Supreme Court Sadly Split on DAPA As a Miami Immigration lawyer, I was very disheartened to learn today that the Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, the case challenging expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • New Wave of Deportation Raids Planned by U.S. Government

    … and children found to have entered the country illegally. Below are some frequently asked questions. Where and when will the deportations raids be carried out? The operation will take place over two days in January that focused on Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina. If you have any questions in regard to this, you may want to speak with a Miami immigration…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 14 readers -
  • DOL Amends Final Fiduciary Rule in Bid to Ease Industry Concerns

    … to relaxing requirements for the best interest contract exemption. The changes suggest that Obama administration officials want to ease industry concerns about the workability of the rule and to potentially avert courtroom disputes, while still enacting a high standard of duty to clients. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez stated that the finalization…

    Eccleston Law Offices- 19 readers -
  • Marriage Petitions for Same Sex Spouse

    … DOMA > Marriage Petitions for Same Sex Spouse Looking back on 2013 as a Miami immigration lawyer, I must remark on the fact that it truly was a momentous year for LGBTQ rights. Following the decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 20 readers -
  • Repealing the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA)

    … to pursue residency a year later. After talks with the Cuban government, the Clinton administration came to an agreement with Cuba that it would stop admitting people intercepted in U.S. waters. Since then, in what has become known as the “Wet foot, Dry foot” policy, a Cuban caught on the waters between the two nations (with “wet feet”) would summarily…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 16 readers -
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