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Monthly Archives from March 2012

April 2 is the First Day of H-1B Filing for 2013

Each year, the U.S. government allows an annual cap of 65,000 new H-1B visas with an additional 20,000 allotted to U.S. masters degree professionals. The petitions can be filed six months in advance of the fiscal year and start of authorized work date of October 1, 2012. Monday, April 2, 2012 USCIS will begin accepting FY2013 H-1B cap-subject visas. Because there is a cap planning for new H-1B visa filings should start early. Certain employers […]

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Shareholder Giselle Carson Publishes Another Article In Florida Bar Journal

Immigration and business attorney, Giselle Carson published an article on international business in the Spring edition of the International Law Quarterly, published by the Florida Bar Journal. Ms. Carson examines the positive impact of expanding the U.S. economy and job growth with the use of E-Visa’s. Please click here to read the entire article.

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Latest Issue of the ILQ Features Article by Yours Truly

In the latest issue of the International Law Quarterly, a publication of the Florida Bar International Law Section, is an article authored by yours truly! “Creating Jobs and Strengthening the U.S. Economy Through the E-Visa” appears in the recently released ILQ Winter, 2012 issue and addresses the employment and economic growth opportunities found in foreign E Visa investors and entrepreneurs. Click here to go to the publication and then go to page 49 to read more.

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Early Planning Needed for London’s Filing

The summer months are usually very busy at any U.S. embassy or consulate, and this summer the London Embassy’s operations will certainly be busy because of the 2012 Summer Olympics.  The U.S. Embassy in London issued a notification advising that visa services will be limited during July and August for all nonimmigrant visa categories. The embassy encourages applicants “to apply for visas during the spring and early summer as appointment availability cannot be guaranteed.” They […]

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Prosecutorial Discretion for Some

  On February 6 of this year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals published five decisions requesting that the government advise the court on whether “the government intended to exercise prosecutorial discretion”. This request was made in light of ICE Director John Morton’s June 17, 2011 memo regarding the use of prosecutorial discretion to prioritize the agency’s efforts and best utilize its resources.  When ICE favorably exercises its prosecutorial discretion, it means that it will […]

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Arizona Style Bill Passes Mississippi House Committee

The Mississippi House Judiciary Committee voted 15-6 to pass House Bill 488.  The bill seems to closely resemble Arizona’s controversial S.B. 1070. which is currently being challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Mississippi’s bill contains the controversial provision allowing law enforcement officials to check for immigration status when there is “reasonable suspicion” that person is in the country illegally. The bill bars police from considering race, color or national origin when making that decision, although […]

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