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Florida Still a Holdout for Accepting Refugees in 2020

WPB Immigration Lawyers

WPB Immigration Lawyers

Florida is one of only eight states that have not as yet agreed to accept refugees in 2020. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has not yet planned on whether the state will be willing to take in refugees from humanitarian crises around the world. This has put many immigrant assistance and resettlement agencies in danger of losing federal funding set aside for these activities. Some of these organizations work with immigrants already in our area to provide job training, medical assistance and English-language courses. The loss of funding could affect these services, leaving immigrants without the help they need in West Palm Beach and the surrounding communities.

Devastating Results for Local Agencies

Although Governor DeSantis officially has until June 1, 2020, to make a decision regarding refugee resettlement, many local immigrant assistance companies may have to close their doors if they do not qualify for federal funding by January 21 of this year. This could lead to increased difficulties for immigrants who live and work in our area. By consulting with a West Palm Beach immigration lawyer, these individuals may be able to correct issues with their legal status to ensure the best possible future for themselves and their family.

The Value of a West Palm Beach Immigration Lawyer

Working with a legal firm that specializes in immigration issues is typically the best and most practical approach to resolving visa overstays, problems with deportation proceedings and other problems. Your lawyer will work with you to provide accurate information on immigration procedures, applications for green cards and other activities that could help you deal with problems with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and other government agencies. This can provide you and your family with much-needed peace of mind when living and working in the state of Florida.

Help from Experienced WPB Immigration Lawyers

If you or any member of your family needs the help of an experienced West Palm Beach immigration lawyer, Pozo Goldstein can deliver the right representation for your case. We work with immigrants throughout our area to provide practical solutions for our clients both in and out of court. Our West Palm Beach immigration team includes one former judge and two former immigration prosecutors, which gives us the in-depth knowledge and experience needed to resolve your issues quickly and effectively. To learn more about our services, call Pozo Goldstein today at 561-578-4977 to schedule a free consultation in our West Palm Beach office. We look forward to the chance to serve you.