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Immigration Law

  • Citizen Kurzban Lawyer Ira Kurzban, An Immigrant’s Son Himself, Champions The Cause Of Today’s Huddled Masses
    • It’s a paradox. You beat up on a man and he sings your praises. Perry Rivkind, former district director of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in Miami, is now with the Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. Ira Kurzban is what he has been for the past 13 years or more — immigration lawyer extraordinaire. A man who has successfully argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court when the impossible dream of most lawyers is simply to argue one.
  • Your Money Is Good Here, Judge Tells EB-5 Visa Seeker
    • Law360 (February 1, 2019, 5:12 PM EST) — A Chinese citizen’s investment of loan proceeds in the U.S. counts as a cash investment that can qualify her for the EB-5 visa program, a D.C. federal judge said Thursday, rejecting the federal government’s stance that money from a loan should be classified as debt rather than cash.
  • Exonerated, Then Deported
    • Jules Letemps thought he would be celebrating. On October 14, 2016, he was exonerated of the 1989 rape of a woman in Orlando, Florida, after serving 27 years in prison. Letemps, now 53, had dreamed of this day: of seeing the ocean, attending Baptist church with his mother, and reconnecting with his extended family and three children. Most importantly, he could finally prove that he was innocent.
  • No ICE Reimbursement, No More 48-Hour Hold, Says Miami-Dade
    • A new detainer policy has gone into effect in Miami-Dade County, representing a dramatic shift in policy, after the county’s commissioner announced that the county would stop covering the cost of housing immigrant detainees, something the county previously agreed to do as part of a long-standing arrangement to honor immigration detainers issued by U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE)
  • In Florida – and Nationwide – most support a path to citizenship
    • More than 60 percent of Florida residents are in favor of creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States, a recent poll revealed
  • What are the requirements for an H-1B visa?
    • An H-1B visa allows U.S. businesses to employ foreign workers, in certain fields and for a limited period of time, in their U.S.-based operations
  • How to Avoid Common Issues with K-1 Visa Applications
    • A fiance visa (also known as a K-1 visa) allows a foreign citizen to travel to the United States and marry his or her U.S. citizen spouse.
  • The Federal Lawyer Magazine – Immigration Law Nov/Dec 2010
    • Federal an state courts have recently been called on to address issues arising in the context of actions commenced by divorced foreign national spouses who seek enforcement of the affidavit of support requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
  • Fighting to Keep Permanent Residency
    • Fighting to Keep Permanent Residency published in EB5 Investors magazine discusses federal court litigation and I-526 and I-829 review litigation options for investors and regional centers
  • Immigration Law Bible in 10th Edition
    • The latest edition of a widely used immigration law textbook, written by a prominent Miami attorney, has been released
  • Reform the Law Rationally
    • Politicians are again talking about immigration – and immigrants, their U.S citizen families and professionals in the field are cringing.
  • Employers Beware: Work Site Enforcement to Increase
    • Newsletter Issue No. 1 (February 2010)
  • Miami judge blocks deportation of Nicaraguans
    • The deportation of thousands of Nicaraguans who came to the United States in the 1980s to escape unrest in their homeland was blocked by a federal judge Tuesday, and an attorney for the immigrants hailed the move as a “major victory.”
  • 81-Year-Olds Death Called Haitian Tragedy
    • The Rev. Joseph Dantica fled to the United States nearly a month ago, seeking asylum after gangs in his neighborhood ransacked his church and threatened to kill him.
  • Qualifying family members may be eligible for a derivative U visa
    • A U visa – which is valid for four years – grants a victim of trafficking and violence permission to live and work in the United States.
  • Post April 2010 BIA and Eleventh Circuit Decisions
    • One of the few cases interpreting the reason to believe standard under 212(a)(2)(C).
  • Testimony of Ira J. Kurzban, Esq.
    • Former Counsel to the Governments of Rene Preval and Jean Bertrand Aristide And Chairperson, Board of Directors of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti
  • Undocumented Haitians – We Can’t Send Them Back
    • In 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson took an historic step forward when he began flights from Cuba to the United States to prevent physical harm to people leaving that country by unsafe boats.
  • Haiti – A Creditor Not a Debtor
    • If we are to believe the G-7 finance ministers, Haiti is on its way to getting something it has deserved for a very long time:
  • Without Review, President Becomes King
    • On Sunday at sundown, members of the Jewish faith throughout the world will begin a one-day fast in compliance with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
  • Shots fired as Powell visits Haiti palace
    • Gunshots were exchanged Wednesday outside Haiti’s presidential palace in Port-au-Prince as U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell held meetings there, U.S. State Department officials said.
  • Haiti Council Names Interim Prime Minister
    • Haiti’s advisory council named an interim prime minister to pave the way for elections, while U.S. Marines said they would start helping disarm the general population in a potentially volatile move after weeks of bloodshed.
  • Aristide’s exit
    • Is Jean-Bertrand Aristide a political prisoner or an exiled president telling a tale?
  • NFL Makes Major Grant for Brain Injury Research
    • In any personal injury action that involves head trauma, the injury victim’s attorney must work diligently to document the full extent and effects of the resulting brain injury.
  • Patients Die as Doctors Fear Malpractice
    • Last month, 53-year-old Barbara Masterson was rushed to a Palm Beach County, Fla., hospital suffering a stroke and in need of life-or-death care.

Kidney Disease

Litigation – General

  • Offers of Judgment: The Current Minefield
    • Florida first enacted an offer of judgment rule in 1972, when the Florida Supreme Court adopted Fla.R. Civ.P I.442 in an effort to encourage settlement and avoid the necessity of trial. Hernandez v. Travelers Ins. Co., 331 So.2d 329, 331 (3d DCA 1976). Rule 1.442 was “die sauce as” Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and was put into effect on January 1, 1973. In re The Florida Bar, 765 So.2d 2 I (Flu, 1972). This rule only allowed defendants – and not plaintiffs – to serve an offer of judgment.
  • What Can Florida Attorneys Expect with Justice Canady II?

Personal Injury Law

Wrongful Death