Immigration Blog

Yearly Archives from 2017

Giselle Carson Discusses Trump’s Immigration Policy on “This Week in Jacksonville”

Business immigration attorney Giselle Carson appeared on the News 4 Jax segment “This Week in Jacksonville” on Sunday, February 5th. She discussed the impact of Trump’s recent travel ban and possible changes to the H-1B visa process coming in the future. You can watch the segment starting at 11:19 here: view the video. You can find Giselle Carson’s new book, Beyond the H-1B, mentioned in the segment on Amazon. Subscribe to the Marks Gray Immigration […]

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Book Release!

I’m excited to announce the release of my book, Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students. As you prepare for 2017 hires, it will be helpful to understand the work visa options available to your employees. The book is currently available on Amazon, both in print and Kindle versions. Buy now.

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How to Correct Mistakes on the I-9

If an employer conducts an internal audit, sometimes mistakes are uncovered. What are the next steps you should take? Here is what you need to know: If a Form I-9 was never completed or is missing, the current version of the Form I-9 should be completed as soon as possible. 

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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