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    • Attorneys Vedder and Ross Obtain I-526 an Approval for Russian Entrepreneur

      Our attorneys represented a Russian entrepreneur investing in a much needed parking garage in the beachside area of Daytona Beach, Florida. The case centered on our client’s investment of over ...

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    • Attorney Vedder obtains a favorable decision from AAO granting US citizenship

      Mr. Vedder recently received a decision from the Administrative Appeals Office, Washington, D.C., sustaining our client’s appeal of the denial of an application for a certificate of citizenship . The ...

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    • Leaked DHS Intelligence Report: Citizenship Likely an Unreliable Indicator of Terrorist Threat to the United States

      The Associated Press published a leaked draft of a DHS intelligence report that found that country of citizenship is "unlikely to be a reliable indicator of potential terrorist activity," and that few ...

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    • Supreme Court to Vote on Obama's Immigration Policy

      The United States Supreme Court will vote on President Obama’s proposed immigration plan sometime this April, with a decision likely to be issued in June 2016. The offered plan could potentially ...

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    • Border Wall Talks May Be Dead Before They Can Even Begin

      According to reports coming out of Washington this week, the U.S. government’s big border wall talks may be over before they have even begun. Politico is reporting that congressional negotiators’ ...

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    • Judge Issues Nationwide Order to Restore DACA

      On August 3, 2018 a federal judge ordered the federal government to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The decision will go into effect across the country on ...

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    • GOP Immigration Meeting Fails to Produce Compromise

      Fractured House Republicans emerged from an unusual caucus meeting Thursday with no final deal on how to proceed with protecting young immigrants. Moderate GOP members are just three signatures away ...

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    • Daytona Immigration Attorney David F. Vedder Gives Opinion on Border Wall

      The Reality on the Border: How Much will a Wall Really Help? Not all issues affecting the U.S. border are easily solved by a $5.7 billion barrier proposed by President Donald Trump to address what he ...

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    • Immigration Attorney David Vedder Celebrates 40 Years in Practice

      At David F. Vedder, P.A., our Daytona Beach immigration attorneys are among the few who can claim to have fully committed to this complex realm of law. We’ve spent decades handling more than 11,000 ...

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    • Attorney Vedder Celebrates 40 Years of Practice in Immigration Law

      Attorney David F. Vedder Is a Bar-Certified Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law As of this year, Attorney David F. Vedder has been practicing immigration law for 40 years. During that time, he ...

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    • Trump Administration Details Proposed Immigration Policy Changes

      Following a series of Tweets from President Trump on Easter Sunday and the following Monday, the White House conducted a conference call in which they described with more detail the Administration’s ...

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    • Washington Post: Military Spending Bill Provision Reduces Deportation Risk for Immigrant Recruits

      The Washington Post reports on a measure to shield immigrant recruits from enlistment contract cancellations that was included in the defense authorization bill signed yesterday by President Trump. ...

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    • Newsweek: ICE Agents Are Allegedly Texting Undocumented Immigrants to Trick Them into Deportation Talks

      Newsweek reports on two cases of ICE agents allegedly contacting undocumented immigrants via informal text messages to compel them to cooperate with deportation proceedings. The individuals' attorneys ...

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    • DHS Releases Client with Prior Removal Order

      Thanks to DFVPA advocacy, DHS recently released from custody a client in a very precarious—although increasingly common—situation. The client had been in the U.S. for over a decade without any ...

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  • DHS
    • DHS Releases Immigration Enforcement Statistics for FY2016

      DHS released end-of-year enforcement statistics for FY2016, which showed that the department apprehended 530,250 individuals nationwide and conducted 450,954 removals and returns in FY2016. DHS also ...

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    • New DHS STEM OPT Rule Takes Effect Today

      DHS's new final rule that allows certain F-1 STEM students who have elected to pursue 12 months of optional practical training (OPT) in the United States to extend the OPT period by 24 months takes ...

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    • ATTORNEY SILVIA MANZANERO ASSISTS SURVIVOR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TERMINATE REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS

      In November, 2015, the Immigration Court in Orlando, Florida, terminated removal proceedings in the case of a Jamaican national immigrant woman, clearing the path for her adjustment of status to ...

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    • Attorney Silvia Manzanero Assists Survivor of Domestic Violence Remove Conditions to Her Lawful Residence

      In October 2015, a Chinese national immigrant, in the United States on “conditional” residence status, obtained an I-751 waiver to joint petition based on the physical an emotional abuse she suffered ...

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    • Dallas Morning News: Senate to Take Up Controversial EB-5 Visa Program for Foreign Investors

      An article in the Dallas Morning News reports on a hearing held today in the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. AILA President-Elect William Stock advocates for ...

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    • Electronic System for Travel Authorization

      As part of the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Public Law 114-113), Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travelers coming to the United States with an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) must ...

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    • Immigration Attorney David Vedder Celebrates 40 Years in Practice

      At David F. Vedder, P.A., our Daytona Beach immigration attorneys are among the few who can claim to have fully committed to this complex realm of law. We’ve spent decades handling more than 11,000 ...

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    • Attorney Vedder Celebrates 40 Years of Practice in Immigration Law

      Attorney David F. Vedder Is a Bar-Certified Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law As of this year, Attorney David F. Vedder has been practicing immigration law for 40 years. During that time, he ...

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    • Mr. Vedder to Speak at AILA Conference in San Francisco

      Our firm is excited to announce that Attorney David F. Vedder is speaking at the 2018 AILA Annual Conference On Immigration Law in San Francisco. The conference, held by the American Immigration ...

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    • USCIS Approves Green Card for USMC Veteran and G-4 Retiree

      United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently welcomed Mr. Francisco Nunez as a Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States—for the second time! Mr. Nunez, a native of Spain ...

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    • "Impossible" Green Card for Conditional Resident

      On March 30, 2018 an immigration judge at the Orlando Immigration Court approved an application for adjustment of status on behalf of a client from the Dominican Republic. Mr. Vedder represented the ...

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    • Mexican Who Entered Illegally 18 Years Ago Wins Green Card

      In August, DFVPA won Cancellation of Removal for a client from Mexico. Our client entered the United States without inspection over 18 years ago and was later placed in removal proceedings. Our firm ...

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    • The Mercury News: H-1B Visas May Be Targeted for Reform in Trump Era

      The Mercury News outlines how the H-1B program could change under the Trump administration, and quotes AILA President William Stock, who noted that administration lawyers could issue new legal ...

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    • US colleges court foreign entrepreneurs who need visas

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/us-colleges-court-foreign-entrepreneurs-who-need-visas/2016/07/06/a752df32-4332-11e6-a76d-3550dba926ac_story.html

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    • USCIS Completes the H-1B Lottery for FY2017

      On April 9, 2016, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process , or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for FY2017. USCIS will reject and ...

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    • H-2B Employers Should Continue to Identify "Returning Workers" in Petitions for FY 2017

      USCIS urges prospective H-2B employers seeking to hire potential “returning workers” with employment start dates in fiscal year (FY) 2017 to continue to identify these workers and provide the H-2B ...

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  • ICE
    • Huffington Post: Immigration Officers Test Boundaries of Rules Discouraging Arrests at Schools, Churches

      The Huffington Post reports that ICE has recently been testing the bounds of its "sensitive locations" policy , which states that ICE does not carry out enforcement actions at or near sensitive ...

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    • Know Your Rights Handouts: If ICE Visits a Home, Employer, or Public Space

      AILA provides Know Your Rights handouts for several scenarios: ICE worksite raids (for employers), ICE home visits, and ICE public stops. There are two versions of each handout, one with a link to ...

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    • TRAC Report Finds ICE Detainers Still Not Targeting Serious Criminals

      The Transactional Records Access Clearing House (TRAC) has recently released a report – which can be seen in full here – which addresses detainer use by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and ...

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    • Trump Orders Changes to the Asylum Process

      On April 29, 2019, the Trump Administration issued new guidelines that both complicate and accelerate the legal asylum process. The secretaries of the Homeland Security and Justice departments have 90 ...

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    • Border Wall Talks May Be Dead Before They Can Even Begin

      According to reports coming out of Washington this week, the U.S. government’s big border wall talks may be over before they have even begun. Politico is reporting that congressional negotiators’ ...

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    • Daytona Immigration Attorney David F. Vedder Gives Opinion on Border Wall

      The Reality on the Border: How Much will a Wall Really Help? Not all issues affecting the U.S. border are easily solved by a $5.7 billion barrier proposed by President Donald Trump to address what he ...

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    • Border Wall Talks May Be Dead Before They Can Even Begin

      According to reports coming out of Washington this week, the U.S. government’s big border wall talks may be over before they have even begun. Politico is reporting that congressional negotiators’ ...

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    • Los Angeles Approves $10M Funding for Children Separated from Parents at US-Mexico Border

      Los Angeles Allocates $10 Million for Legal Aid to Help Migrant Children Separated from their Parents The LA Justice Fund was founded in 2017 by the Los Angeles City Council and the LA County Board of ...

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    • Asylum-Seekers Now Face Tougher Odds At U.S. Border

      Under a new policy laid out by the Trump administration , victims of domestic abuse and gang violence who are seeking safety in the U.S. can now be turned away and even separated from their children. ...

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    • DHS Releases Client with Prior Removal Order

      Thanks to DFVPA advocacy, DHS recently released from custody a client in a very precarious—although increasingly common—situation. The client had been in the U.S. for over a decade without any ...

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    • DHS Releases Client with Prior Removal Order

      Thanks to DFVPA advocacy, DHS recently released from custody a client in a very precarious—although increasingly common—situation. The client had been in the U.S. for over a decade without any ...

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    • David F. Vedder, P.A. Assists Pro Bono Client Obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

      After the Guardian Ad Litem Program of Florida contacted David F. Vedder, PA to take on the pro bono case of a Guatemalan child, Mr. Vedder did not hesitate to take on this case. The child was in ...

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    • Los Angeles Approves $10M Funding for Children Separated from Parents at US-Mexico Border

      Los Angeles Allocates $10 Million for Legal Aid to Help Migrant Children Separated from their Parents The LA Justice Fund was founded in 2017 by the Los Angeles City Council and the LA County Board of ...

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    • U.S. Judge Blocks Portions of Texas Law Targeting Sanctuary Cities

      A U.S. Judge on Wednesday, August 30 th blocked portions of a Texas law, scheduled to come into effect two days later, that was intended to punish “sanctuary cities” which is often enforcement of ...

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    • Sweeping Immigration Bill Passed by Florida House

      The Florida House of Representatives recently passed an extensive immigration reform bill that will penalize those who do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Florida, along with ...

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    • Syrian Persecuted Christian Minority Continues to Find Refuge in the United States

      Syrian Christians are one of the several minorities suffering persecution in a conflict that is considered to be the worse humanitarian crisis since World War II. Since the emergence of so-called ...

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    • Border Wall Talks May Be Dead Before They Can Even Begin

      According to reports coming out of Washington this week, the U.S. government’s big border wall talks may be over before they have even begun. Politico is reporting that congressional negotiators’ ...

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    • DHS Extends TPS Designation for Syria

      Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced her decision to extend Syria's Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for 18 more months, through September 30, 2019. Further details on ...

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    • DHS Extends Syria Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months

      The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has stated in an announcement made early August 2016 that Syria has once again been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Syria’s preexisting TPS ...

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    • F, J, and M Students and Scholars Can Breathe Easy-Temporarily

      On May 3, 2019, a district court judge for the Middle District of North Carolina issued a nationwide preliminary injunction , effective immediately, enjoining USCIS's memo on accrual of unlawful ...

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    • USCIS Provides Updated Processing Time Reports

      USCIS released updated processing time reports dated March 8, 2017, with processing dates as of January 31, 2017, for the California Service Center (CSC), the Nebraska Service Center (NSC), the Texas ...

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    • DHS Extends Syria Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months

      The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has stated in an announcement made early August 2016 that Syria has once again been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Syria’s preexisting TPS ...

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    • This week, three clients of David F Vedder, P.A. were issued immigrant visas

      One of our clients, a man from Mexico, was issued an immigrant visa at Ciudad Juarez, thanks to the efforts of Attorney Gisselle Martinez and Legal Assistant Barbara Ujvary. The client entered the ...

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    • Wall Street Journal: Tech Industry Rushes to Grab H-1B Worker Visas for 2017

      The Wall Street Journal reports that the 85,000 H-1B quota is expected to be exhausted in a matter of days for the third consecutive year despite announcements of layoffs by some tech companies, ...

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