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Monthly Archives from January 2012

The U.S. Department of State has released its February 2012 Visa Bulletin.

DOS Releases February 2012 Visa Bulletin The Bulletin states that all EB-1 categories remain current. EB-2 priority dates remain current for foreign nationals in the EB-2 category from all countries except China and India. USICS has indicated that the rate of new filings of AOS applications in recent months has been extremely low in the EB-2 category, and much lower than in the EB-3 category. For more information on this issue, please click here.

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Marks Gray Sponsors The 2011 Children’s Fashion Show Reception, Produced By The Women’s Board Of Wolfson’s Childrens Hospital

Marks Gray was acknowledged by Karen Wolfson and the Fashion Show Chairs for their generosity in supporting the 35th Anniversary of  Wolfson’s Children Hospital Art & Antiques Show Deco & Diamonds. The annual show benefits the Larry J. Freeman Behavioral Center which provides counseling and support for children facing surgery and illness. Marks Gray sponsored the Children’s Fashion Show reception, which features Wolfson’s Children Hospital patients. Shareholder, Giselle Carson escorted one of the special children at the […]

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Marks Gray And Five Florida Law Firms Form Florida Law Alliance

Marks Gray are co-founders of the The Florida Law Alliance, a group of independent law firms who collectively have 11 offices throughout Florida. The member firms are better able to serve the interest s of its clients because of their statewide geographical reach, cumulative expertise in both tort and insurance law, as well as the knowledge and experience within the local community and credibility before courts and other decision-making bodies. For more information about the […]

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USCIS Aims to Reduce Family Separation Time

USCIS  issued a notice to reduce the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate family members when they have to exit the U.S. to process a waiver of indamissibility  to apply to obtain legal permanent residency.   Currently, immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who have accrued unlawful presence in the U.S. and need to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility must leave the country and wait outside of the U.S. for months and sometimes years […]

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2012 Brings an Expansion of E-Verify

Several states’ immigration laws will take effect this first week of January, including Alabama, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee and South Carolina. Most of these laws require the use of E-Verify, while other, more controversial and potentially unconstitutional provisions have been blocked by federal courts pending further review.  Not all of these laws are punitive however.  A California law allows students who have entered the country illegally to receive private financial aid at public colleges. To […]

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