A judge in Miami ruled on Tuesday, September 4th, that students in public universities who are US citizens cannot be charged out-of-state tuition rates simply for having undocumented parents. While in-state tuition at the University of Florida costs $205 per credit hour, out-of-state tuition costs $947 per credit hour and this is what some in-state students were being charged. Moreover, having been born in the United States, they were citizens.
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Organización pro-inmigración, UnidosNow, ofrece nuevo foro informativo sobre la Acción Diferida y la manera de solicitar. Va a ocurrir el 8 de septiembre, 2012 y habrá dos sesiones, a la 1 y las 4. La dirección del encuentro es 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34243.
Abogados de defensa criminal e inmigración, empleados de USF y representantes de UnidosNow presentatarán del tema de la Acción Diferida y responderán a preguntas.
El último encuentro así fue un éxito con mas de 300 personas en asistencia! Esperamos que venga tanta gente y más esta vez.
We are pleased to share the news that the Grand Central District Association of St. Petersburg will be hosting the 3rd annual St. Pete Oktoberfest on October 19th and 20th. Early bird tickets are on sales now at: www.StPeteOktoberfest.com.
This is a great event for local immigrants as well as any who are interested in the German tradition of Oktoberfest.
DID YOU OWN A BUSINESS ON THE FLORIDA WEST COAST IN 2010? IF YES, YOU COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR NEW BP OIL SPILL SETTLEMENT MONEY.
Sarasota litigation attorney, William Robertson, from Kirk Pinkerton law firm, recently asked Jaensch Immigration Law Firm to notify its clients that owners of businesses in Florida during 2010 could be eligible for BP oil spill settlement money under a new class action law suit. The settlement agreement that was just preliminarily approved uses a mathematical formula to determine if the business owner qualifies for damages based on gross monthly revenue before, during and after the oil spill. The relevant monthly revenue numbers that need to be reviewed by an accountant for a claim would be January 2007-December 2011.
Based on the location of the principal business address (different percentages apply to different areas), if the business owner had a dip in income during any three consecutive months (when averaged) from May 2010 through December 2010 compared to the same months in prior years (the owner gets to choose the benchmark from the 2007-2009 avg, 2008-2009 avg, or 2009) and then an increase in income over those same months in 2011 then the owner may qualify for damages. If the owner qualifies, then there are different criteria for damages.
Mr. Robertson advises that business owners who may be interested should have their monthly financial records reviewed by an accountant. He has offered a free consultation to any business owner or individual who thinks they may have suffered a financial loss during that timeframe in order to determine whether they may have a claim. Cases that are accepted, will be accepted on a “contingency fee” basis meaning that there will be no attorneys fees owed unless there is a settlement paid from the class action fund.
Our law firm plans to take advantage of his offer. For more information, email Mr. Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org (and listen in to “Let’s talk law” with Bill Robertson every Friday from 4 to 5 on WSRQ Sarasota talk radio 106.9 FM 1220 AM).