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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2012 – This year’s farm crop may not be quite as plentiful. The food shortages generated later, along with higher costs, will be linked to massive crackdowns on illegal immigration. “You can’t speak out of both sides of your mouth and not have something catch up with you later,” insisted Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law firm with law offices in Miami, Florida and Orlando, Florida. “On one hand the government keeps saying they will work on reforming the immigration system to welcome more immigrants. On the […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2012 – The more the concept of immigration reform gets bunted about, the less likely it is to come to fruition. “The current Administration has not done a good job in several major areas that directly affect the country: transportation funding, bolstering up a sagging national economy, a national energy policy and comprehensive immigration reform. Immigration reform has been, and is, the most politically touchy issue the government needs to deal with,” said Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law firm with law offices in Miami, Florida and […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2012 – It has to be an election year, when the politicians decide to allow more Irish immigrants to come to the U.S. “Politicians don’t agree on much, but even less so during an election year. But this year, they think they found an immigration issue that everyone can agree on; allowing more Irish immigrants into the U.S. This is about the only thing relating to immigration reform that is actually moving along smartly. Both parties evidently are behind legislation that would let 10,500 Irish nationals come to work in the U.S. every […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2012 – If the U.S. is supposed to be deporting the real criminals under the Secure Communities initiative, they are way off the mark. “From what you read in the papers and online, you’d think that the immigrants being deported were serious criminals. That is not what is happening, no matter what the government hoopla wants you to believe. In fact, undocumented immigrants being deported have only committed minor breaches of the law and/or have no criminal record. There is something drastically wrong with that,” stated Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rifkin […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2012 – The President says immigrants are welcome and yet hundreds of undocumented workers are fired. Actions speak louder than words. “We’re all familiar with the old saying, that what you say means nothing, if not backed up by your actions. This seems to be the case, increasingly so, with Obama. He says immigrants are welcome, and yet hundreds of illegal aliens are fired across the nation. Most recently, it was 200 undocumented workers fired from Pacific Steel Casting Company in Berkeley, California. This is just one example of many,” observed Larry S. […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 16, 2012 – E-verify is still around. However, given the suspected death of immigration reform, one wonders why. “Florida seems to be the arena for some grisly fights over and about immigration reform. No one seemed to know the meaning of the term moderation, until the latest proposal by a state representative, House Bill 1315. If passed, this would have mandated private businesses to check the residency of new hires with E-verify. It didn’t make it to a committee hearing,” remarked Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law firm […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2012 – If people and politicians did understand the DREAM Act, there would not be hundreds of kids hanging in limbo over what to do with their lives in America. “Kids are the future of our country. Kids with education are on the right track, but with the veto of the DREAM Act, the lives and futures of hundreds of kids hangs in the balance. It’s amazing how political infighting affects everything from the economy to education. It’s high time to get something done with immigration; something that is a right step in […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 12, 2012 – Immigration reform is a thorn in the nation’s side. No one has yet to remove it. “Above the unholy din of politicians telling the world what they would do if they were elected floats the damning evidence of what some of the supposed frontrunners for President ‘really’ think about immigration. It’s chilling actually, and yet they continue to spout the rhetoric, supposing the voters won’t notice what they say does not match up with what they do later,” added Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2012 – The Secure Communities program was supposed to deport immigrants with serious criminal convictions. It seems that is not happening the way it is supposed to happen. “Typically, when the government institutes a program, you can virtually count on something not being quite right with it largely because they didn’t take the time to consider all the possibilities. Such is the case with the Secure Communities program, which was once lauded for finding immigrants with major criminal convictions and shipping them back home. While that ‘sounds’ good, the program has actually targeted […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2012 – If political candidates stuck to what they actually believed in, they would likely not get elected. The campaign trail is littered with political flip flops. “It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that a politician will change what they say depending on who they want to vote for them,” said Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law firm with Miami immigration lawyers and Orlando immigration lawyers. “However, it would be nice if they stopped thinking the American public is dimwitted enough to ‘not’ remember […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2012 – What the President says versus what he does or does not do is really the 2012 campaign issue. Immigration reform is a part of his marketing and election campaign. “With an election looming, Obama will want to try and get the Hispanic vote on his side. That is going to be a tough when you consider his approach to deportation has caused 5,000 U.S. born kids to be placed in foster homes. Who in their right mind would think those left behind would vote for him and his policies?” asked Larry […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2012 – Immigrants with criminal records seem to make a habit of coming back to the U.S. While it may not happen often, it happens enough to be a concern. “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out there is nothing in place to improve the immigration system, and despite all the promises since Obama was elected, nothing has been done. Period. Will it happen? Who knows? And, in the meantime, there is the issue of illegal immigrants with criminal records making repeat appearances in the U.S. – enough so that they […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2012 – At one time states and municipalities could opt out of this program. Suddenly, it became mandatory, though, and the backlash started hitting the fan. “States that opted out of the Secure Communities program are getting whiplash watching the political shenanigans over this program,” remarked Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law firm with Miami immigration lawyers and Orlando immigration lawyers. “On one hand, the government said states and municipalities could ‘opt out.’ Then in October 2011, the Department of Homeland Security changed its tune, and said […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2011 – Despite what the White House says about immigration reform, it continues to be a flash point in many states. However, there seems to be a tempering of hard line opinions. “It’s not exactly a well-kept secret that more and more states are reversing, or attempting to soften their hard line approach to taking immigration reform into their own hands,” remarked Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law firm with Miami immigration lawyers and Orlando immigration lawyers. “It’s a smart move, as what they were doing was […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2011 – Even though policy reform was announced more than two years ago by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), not much has happened in detention facilities. “Just about two years ago, there was an announcement that made people sit up and take notice; plans for some serious revamping of ICE’s detention system was in the pipeline to make penitentiaries more like civil detention centers. That made sense given that most of those in the cells were classified as administrative immigration detainees,” remarked Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2011 – It is hard to figure out what the government is doing about immigration reform. They ease deportation policy only to proudly announce they have deported over 1 million illegal immigrants. “The state of immigration reform these days is truly a conundrum,” said Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law firm with Miami immigration lawyers and Orlando immigration lawyers. As of September 12, 2011, the Obama Administration had deported roughly 1.06 million in just 2.5 years, putting him in a good position to deport more than President […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 20, 2011 – If the USA ever gets immigration reform passed, E-Verify would need to be a part of that package. “It’s an open secret that about one in every 20 employees in the U.S. labor force is an illegal alien,” explained Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law firm with Miami immigration lawyers and Orlando immigration lawyers. “This figure may be even higher in the construction and agricultural industries. If theory works well in practice, and it sometimes does not, E-Verify would accurately identify the vast majority of […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 3, 2011 – Further confusion as to what is happening with immigration reform is hovering on the horizon. Some important changes are even being done very quietly. “If you weren’t looking for this particular news item, or expecting it to happen, you would have missed it,” said Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law firm with Miami immigration lawyers and Orlando immigration lawyers. “Did you realize that the Department of Homeland Security just reversed its stance and said states could not opt out of their highly controversial immigration enforcement […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2011 – It looks like E-Verify is in like Flynn. This could be a good sign for other states. “Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a 2007 Arizona law mandating that all employers in the state use E-Verify for screening illegal aliens and yanking business licenses from firms that hire them anyway. The core of the decision was that the law doesn’t improperly infringe on the federal domain, largely because the Immigration Reform and Control Act has a clause that ‘explicitly’ allows states to use licensing provisions to punish employers,” explained Larry S. […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 8, 2011 – Each state faces its own economic dilemma when it comes to illegal immigrants – people who cost each state and the nation a lot of education dollars. Legal immigrants are welcome. It is the illegal ones that are sucking the economic life out of many of the state’s educational coffers. For instance, there is one state shelling out $1.4 billion a year in costs relating to illegal aliens in the areas of health care, prison expenses and education from K-12. Sure, these immigrants pay sales taxes and income tax, but that […]


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