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Yearly Archives from 2017

Trump’s Changes to Visa Issuance and Admissions

Although the travel ban order has been halted by the courts, the new administration has signaled “increased scrutiny” on visa issuance to the US consulates. Its effects are being reflected in the processing of visas at US consulates. Data released by the government shows that the United States issued about 40 percent fewer temporary visas in March of 2017 to citizens of the seven Muslim-majority nations affected by the bans – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, […]

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Plan Ahead: Visa Delays Expected

Summer is always a busy season for travelers. If you’re traveling on a visa, you may already know to expect more delays and give yourself plenty of time. This year, though, is likely to be even worse than normal due to the recent executive orders. Already, we are seeing more background checks, more delays in getting through the airport, and more complaints about consulates. With this in mind, here a few tips to make the […]

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Immigration Success Story: E-3 Visa Renewal for a Professional from Australia

The Marks Gray Immigration Team regularly helps clients with E-3 Visa initial Petitions and Renewals for Specialty Occupation Professionals from Australia. This month, we are highlighting a success story of an assistant coach for an NFL team. Since 2013, the candidate has been an assistant coach with this team in E-3 status, and his employer was supportive of the renewal of his status.

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L-1A Manager Petition Approved in 12 Days & Successfully Processed in China for Applicant and his Family

A longtime U.S. client and world leader in its field retained the Marks Gray Immigration team in order to bring Mr. P., an Operations Manager-Engineering, and his family as an intra-company transfer, to the U.S. in L-1A status. Mr. P was an experienced engineer and member of the company’s global management team. He initially worked for the parent company in Europe. He was later transferred to their China subsidiary to serve the Asian market and […]

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Absence Makes thy Heart Grow Fonder

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder A number of us have either been a part of, or know someone who has been a party to a long distance relationship. We cross state lines on weekends to see them, have phone conversations that last for hours each night, and we look forward to the day when we and our significant other are sharing the same home, or at the very least, the same area code. For […]

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Foreign National Investments Help to Create Jobs

Foreign National Investment Help Create Jobs In an election year taking place during a recession, a hot topic is job creation. We are thankful for the foreign nationals that come to our country to establish businesses and help stir job and income growth. We are proud of our client who came to us for assistance to obtain a visa to manage and direct a new office of her growing business in the U.S. The preparation […]

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