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Green Card Success Story: Patience and Strategy Pays Off

USCIS’ error inputting a birthdate turned an already long and complex green card case into a nightmare. Here is our extraordinary and patient client’s story In 2013, a friend of mine put me in contact with Giselle and her immigration team at Marks Gray. I had just graduated from a distinguished U.S. university where I had been playing Division 1 tennis. After competing at the collegiate level in the USA, I wanted to continue my […]

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Business (B-1) Visas May Become Harder to Get

USCIS is developing rules, policy memoranda, and operational changes to continue implementing President Trump’s Buy American and Hire American Executive Order. One priority area is the Business (B-1) and Tourist (B-2) visa programs. USCIS has proposed regulatory changes to restrict the criteria for these classifications. These changes could limit permissible business activities. USCIS is also considering changes to the B-1 in Lieu of H visas. Following a discussion with the Departments of State, Labor, and […]

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ICE Pushing Employers to Revamped E-Verify Site

ICE has been more aggressive on enforcement efforts and encouraging employers to enroll in E-Verify, which basically provides the government with direct access to your I-9 information.    The recent revamp of the E-Verify website is aimed at supporting employers’ enrollment.   Some of the changes include features to: help ensure correct data entry, make the system more user-friendly, increase the speed and accuracy of results, streamline the creation and management of cases, improve data integrity […]

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From Cuba to America, Sandoval Inspires at the Jax Jazz Festival

Energetic, brilliant, and multifaceted, Arturo Sandoval’s performance was inspiring. Arturo was born in Cuba and defected the Castro regime. He is a symbol of freedom, hard work, and of the contributions of immigrants to our country.

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Giselle Speaks: Beaches Rotaract Club and CLE “Immigration Law for Lawyers”

On May 1st, Giselle spoke about Current Issues on Immigration to the Beaches Rotaract Club. She also presented her CLE “Immigration Law for Lawyers: What You Need to Know” to Marks Gray attorneys. She is hosting a “Lunch and Learn” series to legal networks and law firms.

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F, M, J Status Holders: Major Change to Accrued Unlawful Presence Policy

Starting August 9, 2018, USCIS officers must follow a new policy to calculate unlawful presence for F, J, and M status holders and their dependents who are admitted in duration of status or until a specific date. The policy for those in other nonimmigrant statuses will remain the same. This policy is important because a student may be subject to a 3-year, 10-year, or permanent bar to admission if they accrue too many days of […]

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