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Florida Residential Landlord Updates in the Time of COVID-19

The year 2020 has placed a lot of pressure on residential landlords in Florida. Caught between a rock and a hard place, many are unable to evict non-paying tenants but seeing no similar relief for the mortgages, taxes, and insurance payments required during the same period. This will continue through at least September 1, 2020, in Florida after Gov. DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-180 which placed a moratorium on mortgage foreclosures and residential tenant evictions. […]

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The Gender Gap in the U.S. Innovative Economy: Does Gender Disparity Still Exist Today?

Written by Guest Author, Marks Gray Summer Law Clerk Julianna R. Favale This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and acknowledge how far women have come from having to fight for a right to vote. But there are still areas of law that are slow to develop alongside progressive shifts in societal mores.  Why? Largely because they were shaped by such norms. Intellectual property is one such area of law.  The […]

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If Your Foreign Passport Is Expiring in Less Than 6 Months and You Haven’t Been Able to Renew It, How Can You Re-enter the U.S.?

In most cases, to be admitted to the United States, you must have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the period of your intended stay. So, what can you do if your foreign passport is expiring in less than six months? Generally, you will not be able to re-enter the United States without a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry. Unless […]

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USCIS Fees Are Increasing By an Average of 20%. Find Out If You Could Be Impacted.

USCIS recently released a Final Rule saying it plans to increase filing fees by an average of 20% in addition to other price hikes and adjustments to processing time limits. What exactly is changing and who is going to be the hardest hit? What is happening to Premium Processing? USCIS has asked for the ability to impose a 10% surcharge on immigration applications and plans to significantly increase filing fees starting October 2, 2020. According […]

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What You Should Know about Possible USCIS Furloughs and the Potential Impact on Your Application

USCIS has threatened to furlough more than 13,000 USCIS workers, alleging budget shortfalls. How could this impact your application? What can you do? Since 2017, USCIS has implemented an arsenal of policies and procedures that have decreased its efficiency, driven up the cost of adjudications, slowed case processings, and caused “immigration chaos.” That’s not our opinion, either — it comes from a federal judge! USCIS’ budget report shows that it will end the fiscal year […]

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