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Court Rules 50-Mile Drive Not an ‘Unreasonable Delay’

Florida is well-known throughout the country for its Sunshine Law, which is intended to ensure public access without unreasonable delay to public records received or created by our government. A recent Florida case looked at whether having to drive 50 miles was an unreasonable delay in obtaining some public records. It was an appeal of a 2011 case that looked at one of Florida’s 20 state attorneys’ policy of making people travel to his Live […]

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USCIS No Longer Secures America’s Promise as a Nation of Immigrants

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ newly revamped mission statement makes it very clear: the agency is no longer in the business of helping immigrants. The new statement not only removes a line referring to the United States as a “nation of immigrants” but also does not contain any reference to immigrants at all. USCIS director L. Francis Cissna explained the change by claiming that USCIS isn’t supposed to help immigrants but instead “the American people”. […]

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Need an InfoPass Appointment? Be Aware of These Changes

As part of a new pilot program, the Jacksonville USCIS field office is anticipated to roll out a new scheduling process for InfoPass appointments. Once implemented, scheduling will be coordinated by the USCIS National Customer Service Center. This new program is set up to avoid the use of InfoPass appointments for routine inquiries that could be resolved by the Customer Service Hotline. USCIS plans to implement this new pilot program at five local field offices: […]

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Trustee Misbehaving – Part 2: Fireable Offenses

In the last post, we talked about the role of Trustee in general, as well as the importance of a Trustee fulfilling his or her obligations to the trust and its beneficiaries. This week, we’ll elaborate on what each Trustee owes to the beneficiaries of the trust being managed. The obligations placed on an individual acting as Trustee are commonly known as “fiduciary” duties. In the context of a trust, the Trustee and trust beneficiaries […]

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Marks Gray Announces Two New Attorneys Join Firm

Marks Gray, P.A. is pleased to announce that Denise C. May and Kristine M. Scott have joined the firm as Associates. Ms. May’s practice focuses primarily in governmental liability, municipal law, civil litigation, and civil rights. She received her Juris Doctor from Barry University School of Law graduating cum laude.  While there she served as Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of the Environmental & Earth Law Journal.  She received her B.S. in Computer Networking Technology at […]

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FAQs: What to Expect at Your Employment-Based Green Card Interview

USCIS is now conducting in-person interviews for employment–based green cards. These types of interviews have not been conducted since the 1990s, so many people have questions about what to expect from the process. I am attending these interviews with my clients. Here is a summary of my observations and answers to the most frequently asked questions about employment–based green card interviews. Download FAQs.

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