We are being warned about the pandemic hitting hard in the winter and that our darkest days are coming. Given the first wave in the spring being so unexpected, Attorney Brian Figeroux gives legal advice for families and seniors. Plus, we have to vote on November 3rd like our life depends on it because it does. This is the battle for the soul of the nation, our present and the future of our children. We have to end this nightmare of the Trump’s presidency. We have to vote Biden-Harris.
What does the phrase “eyes wide shut” really mean? It seems to be a contradiction. It could mean that a person refuses to see something in plain view, because of preconceived notions of what this something should look like or what they would like it to be. And this frequently happens to naïve people. It also doesn't only apply to naive individuals as the definition is very much a play of words. It applies to those who choose to enter into or take on something and all the while are fully aware of the perils or dubious outcomes that may lie right before them. It sometimes can be an ignorance to the obvious and not listening to intuition. Are your eyes wide shut or are your eyes wide open?
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Intimate partner violence is especially horrible for immigrants who depend on their spouses for immigration benefits. We call it Green Card Slavery. Thanks to VAWA (the Violence Against Women's Act) which is gender neutral and was sponsored by then Senator Joe Biden, there is hope through the Spousal Abuse Petition. This law shows the character of Biden coming up with a solution for women, immigrant women who benefit the most. Attorney Brian Figeroux speaks on this, as well as children who are abandoned in the U.S., the orphan petition and other immigration issues.
Some deaths are avoidable through preventive interventions or timely health care. Differences in rates of avoidable mortality between population groups reflect differences in people getting the help that they need to address life-threatening health risks and illnesses. Black lives matter in health care. Attorney Brian Figeroux speaks on health inequalities and your legal rights.
Typically, no one wants to file for bankruptcy. If you are struggling to meet your financial commitments and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it insurmountable for you, bankruptcy can be the right solution to handle your debts. Listen to Attorney Brian Figeroux explain how bankruptcy can be your financial bailout.
We are strongly advising all immigrants to get in your applications before October 2, 2020 to avoid paying the increase in fees. Get a free consultation by calling 855-768-8845 or visiting www.askthelawyer.us
There is a foreclosure crisis in Brooklyn, amplified by the pandemic. Brooklyn is known as the foreclosure capital. Added to the issue, persons are losing their homes to deed theft and deed fraud. A part of the deed fraud, persons are signing their deeds for loans and money and even before short sales. Are persons, naive, stupid or victims of predators?
The Trump’s administration war on immigrants continues. USCIS has significantly increased adjusting fees by a weighted average increase of 20 percent, adding new fees, establishing multiple fees for non-immigrant worker petitions, and limiting the number of beneficiaries for certain forms. The rule also removes certain fee exemptions, changes fee waiver requirements, alters premium processing time limits, and modifies certain inter-country adoption processing. We are advising persons to send in your applications before the Oct 2 increase. Attorney Brian Figeroux also discusses how to get a Green Card.
Get the right information from the right attorney, to make the right decision for yourself and your family. Whatever you legal issue or concern, get a FREE, no obligation, legal consultation from the Law Firm of Figeroux & Associates. Take advantage of over 2 decades of experience, knowledge and success. The lawyer you hire does make a difference!
We have the New American Chamber of Commerce (NACC), the African-American International Chamber of Commerce (AAICC) and the Hispanic-American International Chamber of Commerce (HAICC) - we are a Coalition! Businesses are suffering; they have not gotten the kind of assistance they need. Currently, the Feds' Small Business Loan Program has $128B left. Yet City's minority owners still struggle to get their share. Attorney Brian Figeroux explains how we can help.
CUNY is raising tuition for college students. Attorney Brian Figeroux explains why this is not a good idea and that students need a bailout plan in this pandemic. The New Public Charge is affiliated with the Affidavit of Support and many people are being denied a Green Card. Attorney Figeroux discusses this issue.
We are living in unprecedented times: Pandemic, financial stress, racism and social injustice. In these times, now more than ever, you need the right attorney. Trump is trying to destroy immigrants. Your Green Card is your biggest investment. Don't fool around. Get the right information from the right attorney to make the right decision for yourself and your family. The lawyer you hire does make a difference. Don’t be penny smart and dollar foolish.
Now that we have had the Democratic primaries, what are the expectations of our leaders in the community as we move forward? What are the problems? Attorney Brian Figeroux discusses Immigration: VAWA, Fraud and Advance Parole as well as Deed Transfer and Deed Fraud in the community.
Attorney Brian Figeroux discusses the legal issues of bankruptcy and divorce. Guests: Congresswoman Yvette Clarke representing the 9th District in Brooklyn and Assemblywoman Diana Richardson representing the 43rd District in Brooklyn speak about the issues and the importance of voting in the Primary on June 23.
Attorney Brian Figeroux speaks about a demonstration that he attended recently where our youth made emotional, informative and solution-oriented presentations. He felt very proud of our youth and the hope they gave for the future. Legal issues discussed: personal injury and bonafide marriages as it relates to immigration.
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. - Frederick Douglass, August 3, 1857
What are our demands? Attorney Brian Figeroux answers.
What to know if you want to bring a lawsuit against nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, fed up with your spouse and want a divorce, do a deed transfer and get rid of debt. Plus, an interview with Congresswoman Yvette Clarke about the importance of the Census 2020.
What are some of the most pressing issues during the COVID-19 pandemic? Listen to understand your rights and get the right information to make the right decision for yourself and your family. Plus, LaborRadio speaks with Donald Nesbit, Executive VP Local 372.
The coronavirus has a disproportionate impact on minority populations because of the underlying medical conditions that have historically "plagued" these communities. Conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, upper respiratory illnesses, and hypertension to name a few. We have no leadership. Our elected officials have failed us, badly. Plus, a conversation with the Mighty Sparrow, forever Calypso King of the World.
We hope you and your family are doing and staying well. We are grateful to you, our audience tuning in every week. These are difficult and unprecedented times, and we will get through it; with our faith, hope, and together. We have bid farewell to many, some known in the community, some unknown. All are precious and will be missed. Those we lost are not just COVID-19 numbers; they are persons we loved, cherished, admired, and contributed to our community. They made us proud as sons and daughters of Caribbean soil.
As our Caribbean stars have passed on, we will continue to remember and keep them in our hearts; and, our thoughts and prayers are with their families and loved ones.
As the pandemic rages on, life doesn’t stop, and we still have many issues. Some are the same, and some now require more urgency. This is ASK THE LAWYER. You have questions, we’ve got the answers. Attorney Brian Figeroux answers the questions on the most pressing issues.
We know that there is a lot of information about the Coronavirus out there, including rumors. Attorney Brian Figeroux explains the legal implications and gives an update to what is happening in the legal arena regarding the shut down of the various courts.
The Fair Housing Act and other federal laws prohibit sexual harassment. These laws also prohibit harassment because of race, color, religion, national origin, familial status, or disability. Learn about sexual harassment in housing and your legal rights.
Many people in our community are struggling with their debts, have more than one job and are also suffering from high stress levels, sugar and diabetes. Attorney Brian Figeroux explains how he can help.
In 2020, the Trump administration has upped its war against immigrants. How are our elected officials in New York State protecting immigrants? Attorney, Brian Figeroux explains. Plus, Bernie Sanders got the endorsement of the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio. It's Bernie Sanders for President!
Trump continues his war on immigrants with his harsh policies. He recently had a victory in the Supreme Court where he is increasing the requirements for approved petitions to further prove that the petitioner can support the beneficiary. Trump is also preventing women from coming to the United States.
Attorney Brian Figeroux discusses the impact for approved petitioners and the legal justifications of preventing pregnant women who plan to travel to the U.S.
President Trump plans to widen his controversial travel ban that prohibits nearly all people from seven countries to the U.S. for immigration purposes.The list of countries include Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Eritrea, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. Attorney Brian Figeroux shares his legal thoughts on the issue.
There is been an increase in deed theft in our community. Elected officials are scrambling to help these people. Attorney Brian Figeroux explains why he believes that elected officials are to be blamed.
Visitors to the U.S from the Caribbean. Africa and Latin America on visitors' visas are being detained, returned to their home countries with their visitors visa revoked and banned for five years. Attorney Brian Figeroux discusses this issue and provides advice.
Welcome 2020! A new decade! What's done is done and as you look back to the last year and the decade, learn from the past and we wish for brighter future in light of those lessons learned. Happy New Year 2020! Listen to hear our 2020 wishes for you!
The Sexual Harassment in Housing Initiative is an effort to combat sexual harassment in housing led by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The goal of the Initiative is to address sexual harassment by landlords, property managers, maintenance workers, loan officers or other people who have control over housing.
Sexual harassment in housing includes demands for sex or sexual acts in order to buy, rent, or continue renting a home. It also includes other unwelcome sexual conduct that makes it hard to keep living in or feel comfortable in your home.
As we celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, we know that there is a conflict. Some people do not celebrate Thanksgiving because it also symbolizes the genocide of Native Americans. Attorney, Brian Figeroux speaks on Thanksgiving and the highest law for mankind. Is it man’s law or God’s law?
On the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) website, there is an article, “Standing Up for Immigrants in the Midst of An Immigration Crackdown.” The article discusses Trump’s three years in office where he has been demonizing immigrants. However, in the publication, The Immigrant’s Journal, having been advocating for immigrants against the demons in Congress long before Trump for 21 years! Brian Figeroux, Esq., Legal Advisor for The Immigrant’s Journal and member of AILA for over two decades, speaks on what is happening in America and how KKK Russian Trump is an effective leader for hate.
H1N1 popularly known as swine flu has once again reared its ugly head as rumors of a recent outbreak have sparked nationwide concern. Fortunately, the T&T government led by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley is on top of the situation. Medical facilities are prepared and according to Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh, vaccines are available. As with any viral infection, flu shots and cleanliness are important. For the Diaspora, be aware and prepared!
ASK THE LAWYER: There’s always breaking news in immigration based on the Trump administration’s efforts to disenfranchise immigrants from the Caribbean, Africa and Latin America. For example, DUIs, TPS and the use of DNA as part of surveillance.
Corruption, corruption, corruption. Brooklyn Judge Sylvia Ash, arrested, charged in Municipal Credit Union multi million dollar fraud; plot to assassinate the lives of the Prime Minister and Attorney General of Trinidad & Tobago; and WIDACA's refuses to share financial statements with its Board of Directors. Plus learn about selling your first home.
Ms Kamla submitted this question via www.askthelawyer.us:
It’s Columbus Day Weekend and I plan to party with Machel Montano in Miami. My side hustle, my boyfriend, has no Green Card and 3 felonies should I take him or my husband?
The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, is in the news again, talking about shooting immigrants in the legs. American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) member, Brian Figeroux talks about the impact of such statements on the immigrant community and implores immigrants to stand strong and let the President's fear mongering influence them to make desperate and bad decisions.
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that on July 18, 2019, a federal grand jury returned a 12-count indictment against Arleigh Louison, 53, of Brooklyn, New York, charging him with running an immigration fraud scheme that included the filing of false statements with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, including over 1,800 fraudulent applications for over 1,000 petitioners within the last four years. What other charges can be brought against Louison?
With over 2 decades dealing with matrimonial matters, Brian Figeroux, Esq., always advises his clients: Don't divorce your money or your kids; divorce your spouse. On this podcast he discusses why most marriages breakdown, saving a marriage from divorce and clients showing their emotions.
President Trump's recently had a press conference on Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR). His statements lacked specifics. Brian Figeroux, Esq., New York's #! Immigration Attorney and member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for over 2 decades clarifies the President's position on CIR and what you should based on his wealth of knowledge on immigration. Mr. Figeroux also discusses Mismatched Letters from the Social Security Department.
Ask The Lawyer with Attorney Brian Figeroux. Mr. Figeroux is a great attorney with Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Immigration, Personal Injury and Matrimonial matters. He is also a great business owner and mentor.
A postcard promoting the Ask the Lawyer Radio Show, has a picture of the president surrounded by fire, horns on his head, a confederate flag in his mouth and a speech bubble saying, “I’m fired.” Is this despise for Trump or love for our people?
Mr. Figeroux, not only are you a great attorney with immigration, personal injury and matrimonial matters, but you are also a great business owner. Please explain to us , From Worker to Business Owner - A Mentorship Program.
You may have heard that a 20 percent down payment on a home is ideal, but most first-time home buyers put down less than that. In order to determine how much you can afford as a down payment, you need to evaluate your monthly expenses and your available funds.
We've had some bad weather recently. And with snow and rain comes an increased risk of falling due to slippery conditions. What are your rights if you slip and fall due to snow and/or ice when in a public place?
It’s common thinking that most men aren’t interested in active parenting. That’s not true. Many fathers want to actively be involved in their children's lives—they want to help them learn survival and life skills, encourage them, build their self-esteem, teach them responsibility, and help them be grow up to be productive adults.
Fathers you need support when experiencing divorce and child custody proceedings. Listen to this podcast to understand your rights and get the right help.