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December 2010 Archives

ICE: Record Number Of Deportations Occurred In 2010

The government expansion of the U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement Secure Communities program has coincided with a record number of U.S. deportations this year. Immigration officials announced that 393,862 individuals were deported during Fiscal Year 2010. Roughly half of the deportees in 2010 were convicted criminals. Individuals can be deported based upon specified grounds after a removal hearing in an Immigration Court.

Disney Bus Driver Hits Out-of-State Vacationer, Killing Him

Families from all over the country visit Florida for many reasons. But one attraction that people flock to is Disney World. With multiple resorts and famous theme parks, Disney World has been described as a place to make magical memories for children and adults alike.

ICE To Resume Deportations To Haiti In January

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reportedly will resume deporting Haitian nationals convicted of crimes in the United States in January 2011. An earthquake last January occurred in Haiti. After January's earthquake, the United States put deportations to Haiti on hold. The earthquake left thousands dead and the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, in ruins.

Care-Centers May Be Required to Replace All Dangerous Cribs

If you recall, earlier this year the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled millions of drop-side cribs after infants and toddlers were getting caught in the side, sometimes suffocating.

Florida Woman Hit by Drunk Driver, Now Fighting Insurance Company

In St. Petersburg, Florida, this past October, a woman got into a car accident with a man who had been intoxicated behind the wheel. After the crash, the drunk driver drove away from the accident scene. Police apprehended him after she called to report the incident.

President Obama: DREAM Act Failure "Biggest Disappointment"

After the November elections, the United States Congress entered into what is referred to as a "lame-duck" session. It is referred to as a lame-duck session because many of the members of Congress are finishing the remainder of their terms only to be replaced by new lawmakers in January. Usually, very little gets accomplished in a lame-duck session.

For Passengers, Cruise Was a Rockin' Experience... Literally

Typically, a cruise is a relaxing experience. It gives travelers a chance to see some sights while being able to enjoy all the amenities that a cruise ship has to offer. But on some occasions, accidents can happen that make a cruise unpleasant, even dangerous.

Study: After Ebb, Immigration Begins To Flow Again In U.S.

Immigration to the United States is on the rise, according to a new study released by the Brookings Institution. Immigration to the country fell to its lowest level in decades during the recession. Immigration stopped almost entirely in 2008 when the recession had hit its full swing.

After Years of Lying About Medical Degree, Fake Doctor Discovered

Patients who are treated by doctors expect that their doctors have been adequately trained. It is well-known that doctors endure years of medical school and residency in order to be prepared to treat patients and avoid things like misdiagnosis. But what happens when a doctor has been trained by someone who lied about their medical degree?

Florida Developer Seeks Marina Funding Through EB-5 Visa Program

A developer that has focused most of his career on high-end condominium and commercial projects is looking to put together a marina complex in Port Charlotte, Florida. The complex will include seven buildings capable of housing 645 boats. A 42,000 square foot clubhouse and office building will be equipped with a rooftop helipad.

Investigators Search for Two Vehicles Involved in Wrongful Death

What began as a car accident quickly turned into a more serious situation. This past weekend, a Florida man was killed after being hit by three cars after he ran into traffic. Investigators are still searching for two of the vehicles that were involved in the man's wrongful death.

Study: Miami Judges Turn Down 59 Percent of ICE Removal Requests

A recent study says Immigration and Customs Enforcement is targeting the wrong people in many deportation cases. The study was conducted at Syracuse University. Nationwide in the last three months immigration judges threw out roughly one-third of ICE's deportation requests, according to the study. Last year the survey showed judges denied roughly one-quarter of ICE deportation requests in deportation, removal hearings.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Argument in Immigration Case

An aspect of Arizona's stand on immigration was the focus of a hearing yesterday in the U.S. Supreme Court. A 2007 state law severely punishes employers that hire undocumented immigrants. The state law has two parts.

National Toy Recalls Make Holiday Shopping a Little Trickier

The holiday season is a season of giving. For many kids, it seems more like a season of receiving. Parents flood into toy stores and department stores to find gifts for their children. Unfortunately, some toys are better left on the shelves.

Members of a Florida Family Killed in Crash After Tire Blows Out

The death of a loved one can cause significant pain and suffering, especially for family members. But imagine losing five members of your family in one moment, in a fatal accident. It can be hard to deal with, especially if the wrongful death was caused by someone else's carelessness.

Is The Dream Act Hanging By A Thread in Congress?

Senate majority leader Harry Reid has vowed to bring the DREAM Act up for a vote during the lame duck session in the Senate. The bill would provide an avenue for legal residence for undocumented immigrants who entered the country before they turned 16.

Update: Fatal Boat Accident Kills Millionaire Real Estate Mogul

The terrible boating accident that occurred a few days ago shocked the boating community, sometimes described as a tight-knit family. If you recall, on Monday two boats each approximately 45 feet long collided off the coast of Miami, Florida. Two men were killed and two injured.

South Florida Woman Indicted For Immigration Scheme

There can be many steps involved in seeking documented immigration status in the United States. From obtaining an employment, fiancé or family visa to obtaining permanent residency and citizenship. As with any important and complicated process, Florida immigration attorneys know that schemes to defraud people of their money can emerge in the realm if immigration.

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