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Allison H. Hauser, a shareholder at Marks Gray, was awarded a Pro Bono Honor Roll Bronze Award by the Supreme Court of Florida

Allison H. Hauser, a shareholder at Marks Gray, was awarded a Pro Bono Honor Roll Bronze Award by the Supreme Court of Florida, the Florida Bar, the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. The award was presented in recognition of exceptional pro bono legal services offered to the poor and low income communities in Jacksonville.

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Travel Tips For Foreign Nationals – Tip #2

Start your visa application early – If you need to obtain a visa at a post abroad, plan ahead.  Most consulates are very busy during the summer and holidays, and appointments may not be available on short notice.  Visit www.usembassy.gov and familiarize yourself with the procedures of the post including documentation requirements.  You can learn about visa wait and processing times at the State Department’s Travel Information website. Please note that these times are only […]

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New Priority Dates Could Mean Sooner Green Cards

New published priority dates for U.S. immigrant visas may mean waiting applicants from India and China may be able to obtain their permanent residence status sooner than previously expected. A priority date is determined by the application’s filing date and establishes an applicant’s place in line for obtaining an immigrant visa. Given the high demand, wait times can often be lengthy as the number of available family-based and employment-based immigrant visas is limited annually by […]

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ICE and FDLE New Partnership

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) are sharing a new fingerprint database to identify foreign nationals, documented or otherwise, taken into custody in Florida. Previously, fingerprints taken from arrestees were only compared against the Department of Justice’s fingerprint database….Read More.  

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United States v. Arizona

Citing violations of the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause (which prohibits states from interfering with the federal government’s authority to set national policy), the Department of Justice has filed suit to challenge the state of Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070….Read More. To read an update on the status of immigration reform, click here.

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Travel Tips for Foreign Nationals

This month, we continue our series of travel tips with some advice dedicated to foreign nationals.    For many foreign nationals living and working in the United States, the summer is a popular time to travel back to their native countries and renew their visa paperwork.  If you are traveling abroad to renew your visa paperwork, here are a couple of helpful tips to facilitate the process:   Have a valid passport – Your current passport […]

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