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Employment immigration for businesses

Business owners in Florida may have foreign national workers as employees on a long-term or short-term basis. In order to obtain permanent residence or non-immigrant work visas, workers have to be qualified based on strict and complex criteria. Although immigration procedures are intended to aid companies in United States with procuring the skilled personnel they need from other countries, procedures for obtaining green cards or visas do not really pertain to business necessity.

L-1A visas can make it easier to transfer an employee to the U.S.

When your company is a thriving international entity, you may find reasons to hire international workers for your company's offices or operations in the United States. Sometimes, that could mean hiring new talent and requesting a visa for that professional's entry into the United States. Other times, that could mean transferring top talent from your divisions in other countries to your United States locations.

Immigration program put on hold by DOJ

Those held in Florida or anywhere else awaiting pending immigration court proceedings don't have the right to an attorney. However, there was a program started in 2003 that held group sessions with detained immigrants to help them learn more about the immigration court system. The program, which costs about $8 million a year, was put on hold by the Department of Justice (DOJ) pending a further review.

Lawsuit demands U.S. citizenship for American Samoans

If a new federal lawsuit succeeds, Florida residents who were born in American Samoa might gain an easy path to U.S. citizenship. The plaintiffs want access to the rights of citizenship given to people born in the United States as established by the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.

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