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Four Things Foreign Nationals Should Know about Traveling Abroad

Many foreign nationals travel abroad and renew their visas during the holidays. This process, however, is becoming more challenging, restrictive, and time-consuming. Here are answers to four FAQs that we often receive about this process. What should you do to prepare for the interview? Be informed. Thoroughly prepare for the expected – and expect the unexpected as well. Review the appointment notice. Bring all required documents in a concise and organized fashion, so the documents […]

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Giselle Spoke at the HR Executive Roundtable

Giselle was honored to speak at the HR Executive Roundtable about “Untapped Talent: Discovering Fresh New Ways to Diversify and Strengthen your Workforce.” The speakers shared new insights on sources of talent in our community and creative strategies for attracting and recruiting talent. The invite-only event was hosted by Florida Blue in partnership with Right Management.  

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Shareholder Giselle Carson Completes Kona Ironman

Marks Gray is proud to announce Shareholder Giselle Carson completed the Kona Ironman on Saturday, October 14th in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This is Ms. Carson’s fifth Ironman.  Ms. Carson shares why she is committed to triathlons, fitness and growing her practice with dedication and perseverance: “A triathlon in general is a wholesome sport, personal choices and performance gains and successes go hand in hand.  I made the choice to dedicate many weekends to long hours of training.  […]

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USCIS Policy Guidance on H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption

This May, USCIS issued an important policy memorandum about the H-1B master’s cap exemption. In order to qualify for the exemption, the institution granting your master’s degree must be considered a US institution of higher education, as defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), at the time you received your master’s degree. If the institution is qualified after your graduation date, you are not eligible for the master’s cap exemption and must enter the general H-1B […]

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Wondering How the New Employment-based Adjustment of Status Interview Requirement Will Affect You?

On August 28, USCIS announced that there will be a new requirement for in-person interviews for employment-based Adjustment of Status cases that were filed after March 6, 2017. This new requirement will be effective starting October 1. Since the 1990s, most of the employment-based Adjustment of Status cases have been adjudicated without interviews. This new requirement was made in reaction to the president’s Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the […]

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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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