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Monthly Archives from March 2014

Mexican TNs are now Easier to Obtain

Effective February 10, 2014 the DOS amended its NAFTA regulations and removed the employment petition requirement for Mexican citizens applying for a nonimmigrant TN classification.  Under the current rules, Mexican nationals can file a TN application directly with the consulate rather than first obtaining an approval through USCIS. For additional information, please click here.

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Delays in Immigration Case Processing

We have noticed an one to two month additional delay in processing. Recent data obtained through a government FOIA request revealed that due to the government shutdown in October, 2013 more than 37,000 immigration cases have been pushed back.  This adds to the already long wait for case adjudication. We remind our clients to be patient and proactive.

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Renewal Information for DACA

DACA beneficiaries who applied for status between June 15, 2012 and August 14, 2012 and wish to renew their deferred action and work permit should proceed as if they are applying for DACA for the first time. This requires submitting all required forms, documents and fees. They must file within 120 days of the expiration of their status or they will lose their work authorization and begin to accrue unlawful presence. Renewal information for those who […]

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Attorney Giselle Carson is Keynote Speaker at Annual International Women's Day

Giselle Carson will be the keynote speaker at the Jacksonville Women’s Network’s Annual International Women’s Day Program. Ms. Carson will be speaking on the topic, ‘Immigration Reform: JAX in the Global Context’. The event will be held on Friday, March 7 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm at the River City Brewing Company in Jacksonville.

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