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Monthly Archives from May 2016

Edward L. Birk Re-Elected Treasurer of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

Edward L. Birk, Shareholder at Marks Gray, P.A. re-elected as 2016-2017 Treasurer of ADTA Edward Birk, a First Amendment and news media partner at Marks Gray, P.A., was re-elected as Treasurer of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) at their 75th Annual Meeting in Monterey, CA.  He will serve the organization as Treasurer for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The Association of Defense Trial Attorneys has two main objectives: to provide an opportunity for proven, […]

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H-1B FY17 Cap Updates

As per our prior updates which we link to below, USCIS completed the H-1B Cap Random Lottery Selection Process April 9th, 2016. Original article about FY17 Cap posted here. Below is an outline of key events during this process and what to expect for the remainder of this process:

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High Demand for EB-1 Visas Might Result in Unprecedented Cut Off Dates

As a result of employers and foreign nationals looking for alternatives to the H-1B cap, the Department of State (DOS) and USCIS have advised that there has been a significantly high demand for visas in the EB-1 category. DOS has said that should demand continue to remain at the same rate, some form of “corrective action” would be necessary before the close of the fiscal year to regulate worldwide visa numbers. This may require the […]

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Marks Gray receives Gold Level Award from the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council

Marks Gray is proud to announce that we received a GOLD level award from the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council at their Annual Worksite Wellness Conference held at the University of North Florida on May 11, 2016. On hand to accept the award this year were Stephanie Mack Kearney, Marketing Director (pictured left middle) and Sondra Brunke, Accounts Payable and Benefits Coordinator (pictured right middle).  This award presented in conjunction with the Mayor’s Council on […]

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Notifying USCIS of a Change of Address Is Important!

Our team receives numerous questions regarding this topic and this post provides guidance and answers to your FAQ’s about changing your address with the USCIS. It is the responsibility of foreigners undergoing an immigration process in the U.S. to notify USCIS of their current address.

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EB-2 and EB-3 Retrogressions for India and China

The demand for the EB-2 employment-based category is also very high.  As a result of the ongoing high demand for visa numbers for EB-2 India and lack of access numbers from EB-2 worldwide which could have been used for India, the EB-2 India final action date retrogressed to October 1, 2004. The DOS expects that the EB-2 India cutoff date will advance slowly for the rest of the fiscal year, at a pace similar to […]

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