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Last Updated Monday, March 31, 2014
Florida New Americans hosts free legal clinic to assist hundreds of South Floridians with their citizenship application
MIAMI - Florida New Americans intensifies outreach to South Florida's legal permanent residents for the last free citizenship clinic they are hosting before the new form goes into effect.
Saturday, April 5th, 2014, Florida New Americans is having its 3rd Annual AILA Citizenship Day Clinic with the Americans Immigration Lawyers...Read More...
NAACP Calls Vote on Stand Your Ground “Appalling”
Tallahassee, FL – The NAACP Florida State Conference released the following statement in response to Thursday night’s House vote to repeal the “stand your ground” law.
From Adora Obi Nweze, President of the NAACP Florida State Conference:
It is appalling and inexcusable that the Florida House would allow this disastrous...Read More...
Caribbean Chief Justices and Multidisciplinary Teams Participated in Workshop on Drug Treatment Courts
WASHINGTON, DC - The Organization of American States (OAS), in cooperation with the Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals (CADTCP), held this week in Vancouver, Canada, a Drug Treatment Court (DTC) Exchange and On-Site Study Program event for four Caribbean countries: Jamaica, Belize, Barbados, and Trinidad...Read More...
Free Citizenship Legal Clinics for South Floridians
MIAMI - Florida New Americans clinics are back in 2014 with a series of monthly free citizenship clinics from March until June to assist hundreds of South Floridians in their pathway to citizenship. The first clinic will take place on Saturday, March 1 at Biscayne Landing Local Preference Office in North Miami, in partnership with...Read More...
OAS and Microsoft Sign Cyber Security Agreement
WASHINGTON, DC - On February 12th the Organization of American States (OAS) and Microsoft signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen efforts made by the OAS Cyber Security Program over the last ten years. The signing of the agreement took place at Microsoft’s headquarters in Washington State.
The OAS Secretary General, Jose...Read More...
Petition to exonerate Marcus Garvey moves to the White House
MIAMI — After delivering over 11,000 signatures to Representative Frederica S. Wilson’s office, the Coalition for the Exoneration of Marcus Garvey is now petitioning President Barack Obama (https://www.causes.com/campaigns/71936-urge-president-obama-to-exonerate-marcus-garvey).
As part of their renewed strategy, Professor...Read More...
World Economic Forum and OAS Leaders Urge Action to Combat Organized Crime and Illicit Trade
Davos, Switzerland - Global leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland have issued a call for united actions to combat organized crime and illicit trade and announced the development of a global action plan to address the issue to be launched in 2015, a concern shared by the Organization of American States...Read More...
The Coalition for the Exoneration of Marcus Garvey Delivers More Than 10,000 Petitions Calling for Marcus Garvey’s Exoneration
MIAMI -After an historic response from supporters, members of the Coalition for the Exoneration of Marcus Garvey delivered more than 10,000 signatures for the exoneration of the Right Honorable Marcus Garvey to Representative Frederica Wilson's office.
The petition states:
We, the undersigned, are requesting the...Read More...
Caribbean American lawyers collaborate to educate South Florida community on the "Unlicensed Practice of law"
MIAMI - The Haitian Lawyers Association (HLA) partners with the Caribbean Bar Association and Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (LSGMI) to host a town hall on the Unlicensed Practice of law.
Immigrant communities in South Florida are often victims of the unlicensed practice of law by people representing themselves as attorneys or as professionals...Read More...
IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.
Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then...Read More...
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