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Shareholder Giselle Carson Reappointed to JAA by Governor Rick Scott

Marks Gray, P.A. is pleased to announce Business Immigration Attorney Giselle Carson was officially reappointed to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority by Governor Rick Scott on November 21, 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 as Vice-chairwoman and […]

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Believe It Is Possible!

I was honored to be the keynote speaker at a naturalization ceremony in October. Our newest citizens were a diverse group of men and women from 22 countries who believed it was possible and undertook remarkable journeys to become U.S. citizens. Speaking to new citizens always reminds me that immigrants are the backbone upon which our country was built. Immigrants, like my clients, my parents, my staff, and I, come to this country looking for […]

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Update: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

On October 3, USCIS resumed premium processing for alltypes of H–1B petitions. Premium processing for H–1B petitions and other selected types of employment-based cases is available for an additional government filing fee of $1,225. In exchange, your petition is processed within fifteen calendar days.

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Shareholder Giselle Carson Shares Tips For Foreign Travelers in HR Matters

In the the November edition of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Jacksonville newsletter HR Matters, Immigration attorney, Giselle Carson, provides answers to four popular FAQs she is often asked about for the process of foreign nationals traveling abroad and renewing their visas during the holiday season. The article titled, Four things you should know about travel for your foreign employees provides guidance on what should the employee do to prepare for the interview, what is the interview like, […]

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Book Excerpt: Benefits of an O-1 Visa over an H-1B

Considering the limitations of the H-1B visa, we encourage our clients to consider alternative work visas, such as the O-1 visa. Here is an excerpt from the “O-1 Visa for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievements” chapter in Giselle Carson’s book Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students, which is available for purchase on Amazon. Overview The O-1 visa is especially helpful for highly accomplished athletes, […]

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