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Monthly Archives from April 2016

First Coast Success Story on Giselle Carson is on shelves today!

The First Coast Success Story published by the Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record highlighting Giselle Carson’s career accomplishments hit the shelves today. You can see a digital format of the print version here or just read the online article here. The audio recording of her interview will be available on the First Coast Connect broadcast with Melissa Ross here. We are so proud of Giselle and her hard work.

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Korean Judo athlete wins “green card” case as a coach

USCIS denied the petition of a renowned Korean Judo athlete seeking a “green card” as a result of his extraordinary abilities to coach other athletes. However, the court overturned the USCIS’ decision. The court decided that in certain cases the athlete’s area of expertise could properly encompass both athletic competition and coaching other athletes.    The court found that coaching is within an athlete’s area of expertise if the individual’s national or international athletic acclaim was recent and he or she sustained that acclaim upon […]

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ePassports Required for Travelers Using the Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is used by citizens from 38 countries to travel without a visa to the U.S. However, starting in April, the DHS will require these travelers to obtain a visa to travel to the U.S. If they don’t have an ePassport. An e-Passport contains an electronic security chip, which holds the passenger’s biographical information including name, date of birth and other background information. For additional information, go here.

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U.S. Supreme Court to decide by June on the President’s Executive Action

This week, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Texas.  This lawsuit involves the challenge by Texas and 25 other States to the Obama administration’s deferred-action policy for certain undocumented immigrants. President Obama’s deferred action initiatives could provide temporary status and work permits for over four million people who are in the U.S. undocumented.   To qualify for deferred action, individuals must have continuously resided in the United States since January 1, 2010, […]

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Shareholder Giselle Carson to be featured on First Coast Success, April 25th

We’re thrilled to announce that Marks Gray Shareholder, Giselle Carson, will be the latest accomplished local business leader to be featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record and First Coast Connect’s First Coast Success Story. Her journey to Jacksonville will be profiled in print and on radio on April 25th. Check the Marks Gray blog for more information and to read/hear Giselle’s interview. Congratulations, Ms. Carson!

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Shareholder Jill F. Bechtold Accepts Invitation to join the IADC

Marks Gray Shareholder Jill F. Bechtold accepted her invitation to join the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). The IADC is comprised of 2500 leading defense, trial and corporate attorneys, in-house counsel, and insurance executives throughout the world. Membership is granted through a nomination, peer review, board evaluation and invitation only process. An invitation to join the IADC indicates the nominee has not only met but exceeded the rigorous career qualifications set forth by the […]

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