News & Resources

Monthly Archives from January 2017

Trump Administration Executive Orders on Immigration and Workforce Strategy

As of this writing, the Trump Administration has issued and is expected to continue to issue Executive Orders (EO) relating to immigration including visa issuance, screening procedures, E-Verify, higher H-1B wages and refugees. The intent of these EO is to protect our nation but they are also having the effect of creating confusion, anxiety and delays for foreign nationals and their employers.

Continue Reading

Trouble Getting a License for H-1B

The 2017 H-1B petition filing season is here! To maximize your chance of success, you need to prepare now. Starting April 3, USCIS will accept H-1B visa petition filings – subject to the annual cap – for the next fiscal year, which begins October 1, 2017. To maximize the chance that your petition will be accepted in this year’s anticipated lottery, we strongly recommend that H-1B visa petitions subject to the cap be ready to be […]

Continue Reading

Immigration Success Story: Green Card for Skilled Workers and Professionals

The Marks Gray Immigration Team regularly helps clients with I-140 Petitions and Green Card applications for Professional or Skilled Workers. This month, we are highlighting the success story of Maria, a registered nurse from the Philippines. For some green card categories and countries of origin, the backlog is years long. To achieve the desired results, these candidates and their employers must be in it for the long haul. Maria and our hospital client were willing […]

Continue Reading

Fraudulent Trademark Solicitations

Often, I receive telephone calls from clients who have received a document through the U.S. mail that looks like official correspondence from a government agency telling the client that there is a deadline to file a document with the Trademark office or offering to manage their trademarks. These solicitations are scams…If you have a pending trademark application or you own trademarks that are registered through the U.S.P.T.O. be careful to read any correspondence you may receive pertaining to the application or registration.

Continue Reading

Rock Your 2017!

by Giselle Carson, JBA Past President and Co-Chair of Health and Wellness Committee We are a few weeks into 2017. How are you doing with those New Year’s goals?  Where are you going to find the energy, the time to complete them? I ponder this very question every year and find the answer by learning from others and reviewing and updating my habits and routines.

Continue Reading

Will Your Immigration Case Be Impacted by the New Rule that Went into Effect on Jan. 17th?

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” took effect on January 17, 2017. The rule amends regulations related to certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs, so you may be wondering if you will be impacted. If your case is adjudicated after January 17th, 2017, it will be subject to the new rule.

Continue Reading
Page 1 of 212