Trump’s Proclamation on Immigration on June 22, 2020

This is a  letter I sent to clients regarding the impact of President Trump’s June 22 Proclamation on Immigration.  It has been slightly modified to protect my client’s identity. Dear Client, Last night, President Trump issued a “Proclamation” that suspends issuance of L-1 visas by U.S. Consulates abroad until after December 31, 2020.  This was ostensibly done to “protect” American …

Evan & Michael Shane Named to 2020 Best Lawyers list

Shane & Shane is pleased to announce that 2 lawyers have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the …

Policy Memorandum (PM) PM-602-0050.1

On July 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum (PM) PM-602-0050.1 that is dated June 28, 2018 subject line “Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Deportable Aliens.”  This Policy Memorandum outlines how the USCIS’ …

H1-B Filing Lawyer

H-1B Filing H-1B filing is only possible before the annual cap is reached. This visa category has an annual cap of 65,000 visas. Some workers are exempt from this cap, but you may find you only have a limited time to apply for an H-1B visa because of demand and the limited number of such visas available. What Is H1-B? …

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The Most Common Immigration Mistakes

We live in a country of immigrants. Since the nation’s founding, the United States has welcomed people from across the globe. Furthermore, here in the United States, the are various pathways under the United States immigration laws that allow immigrants to become lawful permanent residents and eventually naturalized United State citizens. Some laws are more complicated than others, but in …

Michael Shane Named Lawyer of the Year

The 2018 Lawyers of the Year for South Florida were recently announced. Best Lawyers highlights one attorney in a particular location and practice area who received the highest votes from their peers in a given year. It’s believed that the Best Lawyers know who the best lawyers are. Michael Shane of Shane & Shane was voted the best lawyer in Fort …

Michael Shane Quoted in Sun Sentinel

Amid recent concern over changes to immigration policy, the Sun Sentinel sought Michael Shane’s expertise in the matter. The news article discussed south Florida immigrants who are nervous about their status. Fear of deportation is particularly strong since the Trump administration announced it would tighten enforcement restrictions. This has brought immigration law in Florida and elsewhere sharply into focus. From …

Wet Foot, Dry Foot Policy Changes

On January 12, 2017, former President Barack Obama reversed the wet foot, dry foot policy. The policy dates from 1995, when the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 was revised. Under wet foot, dry foot, individuals who flee Cuba for the United States are permitted to apply for U.S. residency a year after arriving in the United States. Before 1995, Cuban …

Fee Increases for Immigration Forms

When you submit petitions and applications for immigration benefits, you also need to submit fees for immigration forms. Forms are not processed without these fees being paid in full. From time to time, these fees will increase. USCIS has announced a fee increase in 2016 and more may follow in 2017. Often, these increases in costs are due to increasing …