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Monthly Archives from June 2016

Two Shareholders Named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyers List for the 10th Year

Jeptha F. Barbour and Nicholas V. Pulignano, Jr. named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list; marking their 10th appearance on the prestigious list   Recently we announced our list of attorneys named to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers List! Today, we’d like to give special recognition to two of our Shareholders for being named to the list for the 10th year. Congratulations Jeptha F. Barbour and Nicholas V. Pulignano, Jr.! We are proud of their […]

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How does the DACA, DAPA and SCOTUS U.S. v. Texas Decision affect me?

FAQ: DACA, DAPA and SCOTUS U.S. v. Texas Decision About the Decision: On June 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued a one-sentence per curium ruling in U.S. v. Texas, simply stating “The judgement is affirmed by an equally divided court”. This 4-4 decision left in place the Fifth Circuit ruling blocking the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) and Deferred Action for Parents of American and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). […]

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U.S. Supreme Court 4-4 Decision on DACA and DAPA leaves many immigrants on hold

Today, in the United States v. Texas, the case challenging the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed by an equally divided court. This means that the ruling by the Fifth Circuit’s decision stands and there will be no further movement in this proposal at least during the Obama administration.  The proposed expansion would have shielded up to […]

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Shareholder Giselle Carson's Energy Recognized in recent Jax Daily Record Article

Marks Gray Shareholder and Outgoing Jacksonville Bar Association President Giselle Carson’s enthusiasm and energy for her work were recently recognized in the Jacksonville Daily Record. Full article can be found here. On Wednesday, June 22nd, Ms. Carson turned over the gavel to incoming JBA President Geddes D. Anderson, Jr. of Murphy Anderson Law. We are proud of her year of service and thank her for bringing endless energy to our office every day!

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Need Help Filing for an L-1A Visa? We’ve Had Success!

We’ve shared many success stories on the blog and website, but we have a new one to share with you. Visit our site to learn more about how we successfully assisted a client with the I-129 petition needed to secure his L-1A visa in China. Full story here.

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FAQ: National Visa Center (NVC) Processing

To download a PDF version, click here. What is the National Visa Center (NVC)? The NVC is a Department of State (DOS) facility that handles immigrant visa processing.  They act as a liaison between USCIS, the green card applicant(s) and the consular post abroad.

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