June 17, 2017 - Elizabeth Blandon Awarded the Broward County Bar Association’s 2017 Section Chair Award.
Ms. Blandon was recognized for her service at the BCBA Annual Installation Dinner on Saturday, June 17, 2017.
As Chair of the Immigration Section, Ms. Blandon presented numerous educational seminars and contributed informative articles for Broward attorneys. Blandon Law attorneys also volunteered for Hispanic Unity of Florida, providing free legal assistance for its immigration clinic.
As part of the celebration of World Refugee Day, Broward College and members of the Broward Area Refugee Task Force held a naturalization ceremony and a Refugee Awards ceremony to recognize the contributions and outstanding performance of local refugees.
Blandon Law founder, Attorney Elizabeth Blandon, presented scholarship awards to student winners of our short story contest. The First-Place winner received $5,000 and the Second-Place winner received $1,000 from Blandon Law to help fund their education at Broward College.
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Board-certified immigration attorney Elizabeth Blandon will be speaking to the Paralegal Association of Florida’s Palm Beach Chapter about innovative immigration strategies for clients.
While this event is for PAF members only, we will update Facebook with future events that are open to the public.
Board-Certified Immigration Attorney Elizabeth Blandon will explain FIVE WAYS that foreign nationals who entered the US without permission can work here legally.
Learn about these five options, which are:
• Provisional Waiver
• Prosecutorial Discretion and 245i
• Military Parole
You will get a detailed overview of each type of case, followed by requirements, steps, and how long it will take to get the work permit.
You can ask questions that will be answered during the webinar. For those who attend: a link to videos (in English and Spanish) with bonus information will be provided.
2 CLE credits (Pending Bar Approval)
Board Certified Immigration Attorney Elizabeth Blandon will be training the staff of Safespace Foundation, Inc. on immigration benefits for victims of relationship trauma. While this training is for staff only, we will update this site and our Facebook page with any community events that are open to the public.
Board Certified Immigration Attorney Elizabeth Blandon will be training the staff of The Lodge Miami on immigration benefits for victims of relationship trauma. While this training is for staff only, we will update this site and our Facebook page with any community events that are open to the public.
Board Certified Immigration Attorney Elizabeth Blandon will be training the staff of Hispanic Unity on immigration benefits for victims of relationship trauma. While this training is for the staff of Hispanic Unity only, we will update this site and our Facebook page with any community events that are open to the public.
Board-Certified Immigration Attorney Elizabeth Blandon will be an expert panel speaker at the AILA South Florida (American Immigration Lawyers Association) 38th Annual Immigration Law Update on February 2, 2017. (CAT – Convention Against Torture)
January 30, 2017: Elizabeth Blandon participates in press conference on President's Executive Orders
Elizabeth Blandon joined U.S. Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch, along with community leaders and activists to voice their concerns about President Trump’s executive orders regarding immigration, sanctuary cities, and other issues. Ms. Blandon was interviewed by NBC6, Telemundo51 and CBS4 at this press event, held at the Fort Lauderdlae International Airport.
South Florida political, religious leaders condemn Trump’s travel ban – click here
Attorney Elizabeth Blandon was interviewed by Tony Pipitone of NBC6 News regarding the implications of President Trump’s executive orders affecting immigrants and refugees.
Attorney Elizabeth Blandon was interviewed by Nicole Linsalata of WSVN 7 News regarding the implications of President Trump’s executive orders affecting immigrants and refugees.
South Floridians chime in on Trump’s immigration orders – click here
Ms. Blandon presented a free immigration training seminar at Women in Distress (click here). This informative seminar provided practical tips for advocates and support staff to better assist immigrant women who remain in abusive relationships largely due to their immigration status, fear of deportation or fear that they will lose their children.
October 13, 2016: Elizabeth Blandon - featured speaker at a Broward County Bar Association CLE Luncheon
Attorney Elizabeth Blandon was the featured speaker at a Broward County Bar Association CLE Luncheon. She presented her seminar instructing fellow attorneys: “How to Make Your Solo & Small Firm a Lean Mean Machine.”
Attorney Elizabeth R. Blandon discussed immigration and the upcoming US election on Miami radio station Caracol.
August 3, 2016: Board-Certified Immigration Attorney Elizabeth Blandon Discusses Current Immigration Issues at Broward County Bar Event
Attorney Elizabeth R. Blandon will lead a discussion of current immigration issues at the Broward County Bar Association Event, “A Taste of the Caribbean.”
The event will be held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at the BCBA Conference Center (1051 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316). For more information, visit BCBA Events
Agosto 3, 2016: Abogada de Inmigración Certificada por la Junta, Elizabeth Blandon, Discute Temas Actuales de Inmigración en el Evento de la Asociación de Abogados del Condado de Broward
La abogada Elizabeth R. Blandon conducirá una discusión de temas actuales de inmigración en el Evento de la Asociación de Abogados del Condado de Broward, “A Taste of the Caribbean.”
El evento se llevará a cabo de 5:30 – 8:30 pm en el Salón de Conferencias BCBA (1051 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316). Para más información, visite BCBA Events
June 9, 2016: Elizabeth Blandon Featured on Expert Panel at American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) South Florida Luncheon
Immigration experts Elizabeth Blandon and Andrea Montavon-McKillip led a lively panel discussion on I-751 issues, including joint petitions, waivers, renewals before the Immigration Court, separation issues and more.
Junio 9, 2016: Elizabeth Blandon Formo Parte del Panel de Expertos en el Almuerzo del Sur de la Florida de la Asociación Americana de Abogados de Inmigración (AILA)
Expertas de inmigración, Elizabeth Blandon y Andrea Montavon-McKillip condujeron un animado panel de discusión sobre cuestiones relacionadas con la I-765, incluyendo peticiones conjuntas, renuncias, renovaciones ante la Corte de Inmigración, asuntos de separación y más.
On May 24, 2016, President Charles Morehead III appointed Ms. Blandon as Chairperson of the Immigration Section of the Broward County Bar Association.
The appointment of Ms. Blandon on the Nationality & Law Certification Committee for the Florida Bar has been extended to 2019.
April 17, 2016: Immigration Expert Elizabeth R. Blandon to Brief DNC Committee on a U.S. Supreme Court Case Affecting 3.7 Million People
On Monday, April 18, board-certified immigration attorney Elizabeth R. Blandon will brief the Democratic Women’s Alliance in a national conference call from her Weston, FL, office to inform the DNC’s women community about the importance of United States v. Texas.
Weston, FL, April 17, 2016 –(PR.com)– On Monday, April 18, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the case United States v. Texas which challenges the legality of some of President Barak Obama’s executive actions on immigration – the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).
While the oral arguments are being heard in Washington, D.C., Board-certified immigration attorney Elizabeth R. Blandon will brief the Democratic Women’s Alliance in a national conference call from her Weston, FL, office to inform the DNC’s women community about the importance of United States v. Texas. Additionally, Ms. Blandon will advise the group on the possible outcomes after the Supreme Court renders its opinion, which could come as early as June 2016.
“As a representative of both families and companies who employ foreign nationals, I can see the potential impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling on families and businesses in South Florida and throughout the country,” Ms. Blandon said. “If the Supreme Court upholds the President’s executive actions, parents of U.S. citizen children who are affected by the ruling will be able to work legally, put food on the table. Upholding the President’s actions will also have a positive economic impact, enabling companies throughout the nation to legally hire hard-working individuals who desire to support their families. It is estimated that an expanded DACA and DAPA will allow qualified individuals to earn an additional $7.1 billion dollars in income.”
The final ruling, which is expected as early as June, affects 3.7 million undocumented immigrants who could be protected from removal from the U.S. under the DACA and DAPA. DACA is an initiative launched by the Department of Homeland Security in 2012 and has since helped more than 700,000 eligible young adults to move into mainstream life in the United States.
The case was brought before the Supreme Court after the President announced on Nov. 20, 2014, an expanded DACA, which eliminated an age ceiling and made individuals who began residing in the U.S. before Jan. 1, 2010, eligible for temporary relief from deportation. Many of the individuals affected by the new initiative work in the construction, agricultural and other industries. The Migration Policy Institute estimates that approximately 253,000 parents of children living in Florida will be affected by the Supreme Court’s final decision.
The President’s executive actions are based on immigration enforcement priorities. The DAPA and DACA initiatives allow law enforcement officials to focus their attention on public safety risks, while allowing non citizens with significant family and community ties to the United States to obtain temporary, renewable deferrals of deportation. To qualify to stay in the U.S., individuals will need to meet a several requirements and pass a criminal background check.
Soon after the President’s announcement, Texas and 25 other states filed a lawsuit in federal district court in the Southern District of Texas to try to block the implementation of expanded DAPA and DACA.
The district court judge issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocked the implementation of expanded DACA and DAPA initiatives and prohibited the government from taking further steps to implement these initiatives. The government appealed the decision to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which granted a preliminary injunction on Nov. 9, 2015. The Department of Justice filed a formal request for the Supreme Court to review the decision, which it agreed to accept on Jan. 19, 2016, and set oral arguments for Monday, April 18.
The Supreme Court will consider whether the states in United States v. Texas have standing, or a legal capacity, to bring the lawsuit. In addition, the Supreme Court may consider whether expanded DACA and DAPA are lawful, or whether they violate the Constitution or the Administrative Procedures Act.
During the conference call on Monday, Ms. Blandon will provide a background for the President’s executive actions, explain how they impact current immigration policy, and explain the possible outcomes of the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Ms. Blandon is listed by The Miami Herald as one of the top-rated South Florida immigration attorneys in 2015. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Ms. Blandon is Board Certified as an expert in Immigration and Nationality law. This certification is the highest level of recognition of the competency and experience of attorneys awarded by The Florida Bar, the association of the state’s attorneys. Her professional peers through the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System rated Ms. Blandon AV. This review reflects the confidential opinions of members of both the judiciary and the bar who are familiar with the lawyer’s legal ability and adherence to the highest level of professional ethics.
She is a member of AILA, the American Immigration Lawyers Association – the professional bar association for attorneys who specialize in immigration law. During her career, Ms. Blandon has received appointments by the South Florida chapter of AILA to the Asylum Committee and the Congressional Liaison Committee.
El 9 de marzo de 2016, en Miami, Elizabeth Blandon hablara’ sobre reformas migratorias just antes del Debate Democra’tico entre los candidatos presidenciales Secretaria de Estado Hillary Clinton y el Senador Bernie Sanders.
The seminar (4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m at Blandon Law Offices) is limited to 10 persons and includes the following: Brief discussion on who is eligible for asylum; Description of the process, including work permit; Documents that should be provided with asylum case & Options if case is denied. RSVP requires to (954) 385-0157. $150 at the door or $100 by clicking DONATE at RSVP link below. All proceeds to benefit Asylees as Authors. For more info – Click here RSVP now
January 18, 2016: Elizabeth Rose Blandon P.A. selected as one of South Florida's top rated immigration lawyers of 2015
Attorney Elizabeth Rose Blandon P.A. selected as one of South Florida’s top rated immigration lawyers of 2015 by Legal Leaders magazine, together with The Miami Herald and Daily Business Review. Legal Leaders Magazine “Legal Leaders presents SOUTH FLORIDA’S TOP RATED LAWYERS OF 2015 Welcome to South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015, a publication featuring legal talent from the surrounding area. The attorneys featured here and in the accompanying online edition have all achieved the peer reviewed rating of AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, the company that has long set the standard for lawyer ratings. The AV Preeminent® rating is a significant accomplishment and demonstrates that a lawyer’s peers have ranked them at the highest level of professional excellence. Immigration Law Entry – Elizabeth R. Blandon P.A. – ELIZABETH ROSE BLANDON”
November 20, 2015: Elizabeth interviewed on WBZT 1230 AM about ruling on DAPA and domestic violence.
Elizabeth R. Blandon, Esq. was interviewed on WBZT 1230 AM radio station at 6 p.m. She gave her views, as a Board-Certified immigration lawyer on “Legal News and Review” about the Fifth Circuit’s ruling on Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA), as well as domestic violence.
Blandon Law was chosen to represent well-known Venezuelan political prisoner Marco Coello in his political asylum case. Ms. Blandon is an immigration expert specializing in asylum cases.
The Blandon law firm is doubling in size so we can provide our services to more clients. In honor of the many asylum clients we have helped over the years, the re-opening coincides with the celebration of World Refugee Day.
Blandon Law holds Immigration Seminar in Dallas, Texas. Our attorneys are available to speak on immigration matters.
Elizabeth Blandon, Esq. was appointed to the Asylum Committee of the South Florida chapter of AILA for 2015-2016. AILA is the American Immigration Lawyers Association, an organization representing over 13,000 immigration lawyers throughout the United States. Ms. Blandon, as a Florida immigration expert, will now represent the AILA lawyers in Miami-Dade, Broward, and West Palm Beach counties on the Asylum Committee. The South Florida Chapter of AILA is one of the largest and most highly regarded regional chapters. It received the prestigious Chapter Excellence Award from the national organization.
Elizabeth Blandon, Esq. appointed as Chairperson by Florida Bar Association, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, 17A.
Press conference on Executive Action with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Americans for Immigrant Justice President Cheryl Little.