Immigration Blog

Yearly Archives from 2015

March 2015 Visa Bulletin is Available

The EB2 India cutoff date advances by a year and four months to January 1, 2007.  EB2 China moves ahead by approximately six months to September 1, 2010. In the EB3 category, India inches forward to January 1, 2004 and China advances by over a month to October 22, 2011.  Click here to see the entire bulletin.

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U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh in on Immigration

In Kerry v. Din, the U.S. Supreme Court will revisit the well-settled doctrine of consular non-reviewability. The Court’s decision will determine whether immigrant families and U.S. employers affected by the Department of State’s (DOS) decisions to deny a visa have the right to know the factual basis for the denial. Under the doctrine of non-reviewability, the DOS has claimed “complete discretion” over its decision to deny visas, which can lead to permanent family separation and the […]

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Shareholder Michael B. Bittner Receives AV Rating

(JACKSONVILLE, FL: February 9, 2015) Marks Gray, P.A. is pleased to announce Attorney Michael B. Bittner has received an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell. According to the Martindale-Hubbell® website, the “Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ help buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Mr. Bittner’s practice focuses primarily on litigation and business including all aspects of civil trial defense including construction defect litigation, commercial litigation, […]

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January 2015 Immigration Update

Marks Gray shareholder and lead immigration attorney, Giselle Carson publishes the first newsletter of 2015. Click here to read the details on Obamas Executive Action order, easier visa processing for Canadians and Best Life Tips for 2015!

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Mexicans can now obtain copies of their Birth Certificates in the U.S.

To obtain certified copies of their birth certificates, Mexican nationals should visit the nearest Mexican consulate in the U.S. They will need to present an official proof of identity, fill out an application and pay a fee of $13 per certified copy, and, if they have it, provide their Clave Única de Registro de Población (CURP). This is a tremendous benefit to the millions of Mexican citizens living in the U.S. that might need copies […]

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Canadian E Visa Process is made Easier

In response to demands from business leaders, the DOS recently streamlined the process to renew E visa applications for Canadians.  Companies registered with the U.S. Consulate General’s E-visa unit in Canada can schedule appointments for their qualifying employees within a few days. The renewal process does not require a re-submission of the entire package of information about the company, only documentation related to the qualification of the employee.  The new procedures will allow easier and […]

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