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Alert about Employees in F-1 Status Changing to H-1B

Most students in F-1 or J-1 status are exempt from FICA (Medicare and Social Security) taxes, but once an employee’s status changes to H-1B, that exemption ends. They will become subject to FICA taxes. As the employer, you must begin withholding FICA taxes upon the effective date of the change.

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Giselle Carson appears on WJXT with Kent Justice and Professor Ericka Curran to discuss H-1B and H-2B visa changes

Giselle Carson, business immigration attorney and Marks Gray shareholder, along with Professor Ericka Curran of the Florida Coastal School of Law, discussed H-1B and H-2B visa changes on WJXT, Channel 4, with Kent Justice on This Week in Jacksonville. Watch the video to learn more about the impact of these changes. Stay up to date on changing legislation, visa options, and other immigration related topics by visiting the Marks Gray’s immigration site. http://www.marksgray.com/practices/immigration/ . About Giselle […]

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Giselle Carson on WJXT’s The Chat – Part 1

On April 3, Giselle appeared on WJXT’s The Chat to share her journey from being an immigrant (twice!) to becoming an immigration attorney and to talk about the process of helping employers with our complex immigration system and individuals to immigrate to the United States. The first part of the interview focused on Giselle’s personal journey and the importance of the April 3rd H-1B deadline this year.

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Premium Processing Suspended Temporarily

The USCIS announced that it is temporarily suspending premium processing of all I-129 H-1B petitions. The suspension will begin on April 3, 2017, the first business day for filing H-1B cap petitions.  USCIS has indicated the suspension may last up to six months.

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