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USCIS Finishes Data Entry for FY2019 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

It’s official! USCIS has completed the data entry for all H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in the lottery. It has now begun to adjudicate petitions. The petitions not selected and the related USCIS’ filing fees will be returned in a few months. Since there are so many petitions, the timeline for returning all petitions is unknown. However, the process is usually completed by August.

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The Rise of Arrests and Audits: Immigration Crackdown Targets Employers

Since Trump took office in 2017, there has been a sharp increase in audits to verify that employees are authorized to work in the United States. And there are plans to further increase the pressure on employers. Employers who are found to be noncompliant may be subject to hefty administrative fines and even criminal prosecution in some cases. A Look at the Numbers So Far Between October 2016 and September 2017, only 1,360 audits were […]

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Want to Hire Someone but Their EAD Has Expired? There May Be Hope!

You’ve completed the arduous process of finding the perfect candidate for the job. This person fits the bill perfectly. Beyond having the necessary skills and experience, this individual also has the right personality and attitude to fit into the team seamlessly. Better yet, everyone agrees that this candidate is the one! Now comes time for the onboarding process. You’re filling out the Form I-9, and then it happens. You’re presented with an EAD, but it’s […]

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Remembering Immigrants in the Military

“I gave my heart to the Americans and thought of nothing else but raising my banner and adding my colors to theirs.” – Marquis de Lafayette Did you know that immigrants are a significant presence in our military? This isn’t a recent phenomenon. By the 1840s, half of all military recruits were foreign-born. They made up 20% of the Union Army during the Civil War. And half a million immigrants served in the armed forces […]

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Corporate Run 5K

Congrats to the Marks Gray team (Lisa, Thyra and Gabbie pictured) and the many other teams for participating in and completing the Corporate Run 5K!

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Giselle Speaks: AIA HR Large Firm Roundtable,River City Live and Generation W 2018: Rise & Shine

In April, Giselle had the pleasure of speaking at the AIA HR Large Firm Roundtable, appearing on River City Live with Donna Orender from Generation W, Inc., and being a panelist at the “Generation W 2018: Rise & Shine” event at the University of North Florida. “What an honor to be a panelist for the ‘US of America’ section at Generation W!” says Giselle. “The panel brought together a diverse group of women leaders to […]

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