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Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney for Immigrant Families   The Law Office of Jamile Moraes Pellicer, P.A. was founded with the objective of helping families stay together in the United States and achieve their American Dream. Often, family separation is a serious concern for many immigrant families.   We are immigrants, too. We have been in your shoes.   Are you worried about what will happen to your family if you are detained?   Are you worried about making sure your children are taken care of?   Are you worried about your money and assets being safe?   A Power of Attorney for Immigrant Families can help ease the uncertainty and fear that many families...

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We understand that the divorce process can be complicated and stressful, and it can put tremendous strain on an entire family — emotionally, physically and financially. It is a turbulent time for couples and families, and the process itself is often confusing and tiring.   However, with the involvement of our experienced attorney at the Law Office of Jamile Moraes Pellicer, P.A., you can gain peace of mind knowing that the legal aspects will be handled properly, so you can focus on personal issues. We are here to take that worry of your plate, with honesty and understanding. Our experienced team works...

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F-1 Student Visa

A student visa, also known as the F-1 visa, is one which is granted to students who are entering the United States to study. This type of visa allows the applicant to live, study and work in the United States if attending a school approved by the Student and Exchange Visitors Program (SEVP). F-1 students need to maintain the minimum course load for full-time student status. This status permits part-time, on-campus employment (fewer than 20 hours per week). Additionally, students can work on optional practical training (OPT) for up to one year after completion of their academic program.   There is no...

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Work Permits

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Also known as “work authorization,” "employment authorization document," or “EAD,” a work permit may usually only be granted while the applicant has a pending application for some other type of relief or benefit, such as asylum, adjustment of status, VAWA, etc.   If you’re interested in working legally in the United States, you should speak with an immigration attorney about your situation. It might be possible for you to request an immigration work permit while you wait for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to process your paperwork or application. Rather than put your immigration status at risk, it’s...

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DACA & DACA Renewals

What is DACA?   Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a type of immigration relief under President Obama that was made available to young people who came to the United States as children and who met certain requirements. USCIS began accepting DACA applications on August 15, 2012. DACA was available to those who are in removal proceedings or have received final removal orders, as well as those who have never been in removal proceedings.   On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued a memorandum directing the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, to take appropriate action to preserve and...

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Deportation is the legal process of removing an immigrant from the United States. Typically, this a slow process that involves written notices and court hearings. Sometimes, immigrants are placed in deportation or removal proceedings after being arrested or spending some time in jail. But there are also times when deportation is triggered by re-entering the United States or simply submitting a petition to USCIS which is ultimately denied.   Immigrants who are facing deportation or removal proceedings often feel alone, and like they are staring up at an insurmountable obstacle. It is a scary and overwhelming time, especially for those with families....

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Domestic Violence and Crime Victims

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]"Domestic violence" refers to many kinds of abuse committed by a member of a family, a household, or an intimate partner against another member of the family, household, or against the intimate partner. "Domestic Violence" also refers to many forms of abuse committed by one person against another in certain dating relationships or engagements.   You can seek a court order to protect you if your abuser   harms you physically, tries to harm you physically, makes you afraid that serious physical harm is going to happen to you, or Threatens, pressures or forces you to have sex.   If you are a victim...

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Not every path to becoming a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States is straight-forward and seamless. Many undocumented immigrants are barred from achieving a legal status in the U.S. because they are determined to be “inadmissible” under immigration law. Inadmissibility is a legal term meaning that the applicant will not be allowed to physically enter the U.S. if they abroad, or, if they are already living in the U.S., to adjust their status to that of a legal permanent resident.   If you are seeking to immigrate to the United States but have a blemish on your record, then you can...

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Employment Based Visas

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]An employment visa allows a person to work and legally reside in the United States. There are both temporary and permanent options. However, regardless of the specific type, the applicant must provide detailed information concerning their educational and work history, their areas of expertise and their contributions to such, their lives in their home country, and what they intend to do with their time in the United States. In many instances, a company must sponsor the applicant for the visa.   Every fiscal year (October 1 – September 30), approximately 140,000 non-temporary employment-based immigrant visas are made available to qualified applicants.   Employment-based...

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Green Card / Family Based Immigration

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Family-based immigration is the primary basis for legal immigration to the United States. Majority of legal permanent residents obtained their green card through a spouse or other family member. US citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents may petition for their family members in the US or abroad for an immigrant visa and a “green card.” US citizens are allowed to petition for their parents, spouses, children and siblings. Lawful permanent residents may petition for their spouses and unmarried children.   Since there are so many different ways to apply, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, or “immigration” as they’re simply known...

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