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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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Shareholder and Jacksonville Aviation Authority Chair appears on This Week in Jacksonville

Marks Gray Business Immigration and Compliance Attorney Giselle Carson shares her vision to “Dazzle and Delight”, as the newly appointed Chair of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority ,on Sunday, October 29th, This Week in Jacksonville  show.  Ms. Carson discusses further development of Cecil Airport as well as the plan to add direct flights from Jacksonville to Los Angeles, California. In 2018, JAX celebrates its 50th anniversary at its current location. A new exhibit, “Jacksonville Takes Flight: North Florida […]

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