Florida’s Love Affair with Snowbirds

A snowbird is someone who travels to warm climates during the wintertime. Most international snowbirds come from Canada; they even have a Canadian Snowbird Association with over 80,000 members. For the most part, snowbirds range between 50 and 69 years old, are relatively active, and are wealthy. Florida is one of their favorite destinations, but you […]

October 29th, 2019|Elder Law, Florida, Governments, Immigration, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leaving “Home”: TPS for Venezuela?

By: Kemil A. Saab, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

It is no secret that Venezuela is living in chaos and experiencing one of the worst crises in the world.  Since 2001, Venezuela’s socio-economic and political situation has declined, resulting in the world highest inflation of 254.9%.  The uncontrolled inflation has […]

April 7th, 2018|Blog, Human Rights, Immigration, International|0 Comments

DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Keeps Getting Deferred

By: Becky Saka, Executive Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has been the hot topic in the news ever since the Trump administration rescinded the program that granted legal protection to roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. Alleging that the […]

March 17th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Executive Branch, Immigration|0 Comments

Using Common Sense When Analyzing What Qualifies as a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude

By: Curtis Wurster, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Under federal law, it is a federal crime to misrepresent a social security number to be one’s own “for any … purpose”. Furthermore, whoever, for the purpose of obtaining a benefit to which they are not entitled, willfully, knowingly, and with intent to deceive, […]

October 24th, 2017|Blog, Cases, Criminal Law, Human Rights, Immigration|0 Comments

A DREAMer’s Dream May Become Reality

By: Becky Saka, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On March 9, 2017, Miami Republican Representative, Carlos Curbelo, filed legislation to further immigration reform.  The “Recognizing American Children Act” (RAC) would provide a pathway to citizenship for those immigrants who entered the United States illegally at sixteen years old or younger before January […]

April 7th, 2017|Blog, Immigration|0 Comments

The End to Preferential Immigration Treatment for Cubans

By: Camilo Valencia, J.D. Candidate, May 2017, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The Obama administration made it an objective to restore diplomatic relationships with the Island of Cuba. During Presidents Obama’s last few years in office, we witnessed his cabinet ease restrictions on the island in an attempt to create more economic opportunities between the US […]

March 28th, 2017|Blog, Immigration, International, Issues|0 Comments

The People of Cuba and their Future

By: Maria Asencion, May 2017, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Since Fidel Castro’s reign in 1959, the people of Cuba have felt and experienced communism for as long as they can recall. Dictator, Fidel Castro, ruled Cuba from 1959 up to 2008. However, in 2008, Fidel Castro handed his power to his brother, Raul Castro, […]

February 23rd, 2017|Blog, Immigration, International|0 Comments

Is President Trump’s Ban on Muslims Constitutional? Maybe.

By: Victor Gabuardi, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On January 28, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order (“Order”) temporarily banning entry of nationals from seven Muslim countries. Though the Order is set for ninety days while better immigration protocols are to take effect, many consider the Order not only to be controversial but […]

February 22nd, 2017|Blog, First Amendment, Immigration, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Does President Trump’s Travel Ban Really Protect Us?

By: Martha Ferral, May 2017, St. Thomas University School of Law.

With the stroke of a pen and our new administration’s “scorched earth” policy in place, on January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that “suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked […]

February 13th, 2017|Blog, Immigration, Trending|0 Comments