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Do You Know the Current Processing Time for Your Case?

We encourage our clients and readers to please check the approximate processing times published by USCIS for certain petitions and applications. Although these are only approximate times, they can help you plan better, including postponing or cancelling travel plans; planning for a new hire or a new job; and/or applying for a driver’s license. With a caveat, the actual processing times can be longer (and in some unique and welcomed situations slightly faster) than those […]

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Is It Possible to Extend My ESTA Admission Beyond 90 Days?

Many foreigners enter the United States using ESTA and ask us whether they can extend this status. The answer for most applicants is: no. If you need to stay for longer than 90 days, you do not qualify for the Visa Waiver Program using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Instead, you can apply for a visitor B visa. The requirements for the B visa are similar to the Visa Waiver program. You can […]

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Shareholder Edward L. Birk to Speak at Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop

Marks Gray is pleased to announce, Shareholder Edward L. Birk will be a panelist on a fake news session on Tuesday, October 17 2017 , in Tallahassee, at the Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop hosted by the Supreme Court of Florida . Mr. Birk is a New Media and First Amendment attorney. In addition, he represents clients in municipal liability; E.R.I.S.A. Benefits; Employment; Fair Labor Standards Act; and Products Liability. Each fall, The Florida Bar Media and Communications […]

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Shareholder Giselle Carson Named Chairwoman of Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Marks Gray is pleased to announce Shareholder and Business Immigration attorney Giselle Carson was unanimously elected as Chairwoman by the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) Board of Directors on September 25, 2017.   Jacksonville Aviation Authority Board of Directors is comprised of seven members. Three members are appointed by Jacksonville’s mayor while the other four are appointed by the governor of Florida. Each board member can serve up to two consecutive four-year terms. Ms. Carson previously served […]

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Shareholder Giselle Carson Discusses Diversifying and Strengthening Workforce in Jacksonville

Marks Gray Shareholder and Business Immigration Attorney Giselle Carson was a panelist on Untapped Talent: Discovering Fresh New Ways to Diversify and Strengthen your Workforce presented by Florida Blue.  Ms. Carson was one of three speakers discussing strategic ways to acquire an untapped skilled workforce. The panelists shared important information and new insights on sources of talent in the Jacksonville community. Ms. Carson serves on many local boards including the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, Gen W […]

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Status Expiration, I-94, Visa Stamp: What Does It All Mean?

Entering the United States on a visa can be a confusing process. You may not be sure if you are here in legal status. Here are explanations of a few terms that can help clarify your situation. If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Immigration Status Your immigration status is the legal category under which you were admitted (e.g., H-1B, L-1, O-1, P-1, TN, F-1, B). Each category has […]

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