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Yearly Archives from 2012

CBP Provides Summer Travel Tips

Tickets to the 2012 Olympic games in London, check. Flight arrangements confirmed, check. Hotel booked, check. Bags are packed, check. What else do you need for a speedy and safe travel abroad this summer? Whether you are attending the Olympic games or vacationing internationally you want to be certain you have all your documents in order. The CBP has provided a travel checklist for all international travelers to remind them of the documentation required to travel […]

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Want Expedited Airport Clearance?

The Global Entry program allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the U.S.  Participants may enter the U.S. by using automated kiosks at selected airports.  The program is currently available in some two dozen major U.S. airports and all eight preclearance airports in Canada.  More than 270,000 people have enrolled and have used the process nearly 2 million times. To read more about Global Entry and to see participating airports, click here.

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Immigration A La Carte

The Supreme Court published its decision on Arizona SB 1070.  Both the state of Arizona and the White House claimed victories as three of the bill’s four provisions were struck down as unconstitutional, leaving as enforceable the most controversial portion, that which allows law enforcement to check the immigration status of persons arrested for other violations.  The provisions thrown out of the bill include the requirement for immigrants to carry their papers at all times, […]

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I-9 High Fines Continue

A theme of many of my recent posts has been the presence and severity of ICE audits and penalties, which could be lessened proactively.  So, far this fiscal year, ICE has issued 2,000 Notices of Inspection to employers around the country and on May 1, 2012, a Washington organic farm, HerbCo International, Inc. was sentenced to $1,000,000 in criminal fines and five years’ probation for hiring, firing, and then rehiring illegal immigrants. In addition, three […]

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Shareholder, Jeptha F. Barbour Named As One Of 75 Most Influential People In Jacksonville Healthcare

Jacksonville based, 904 magazine announced Marks Gray attorney, Jep F. Barbour as one of 75 most influential people in Jacksonville Healthcare. 75 professionals were chosen from over 150 applicants. The criterion is to have contributed to the healthcare industry in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. Mr. Barbour was cited as one of the top civil litigators around. His primary areas of legal focus are products liability, professional liability, commercial litigation and disability.

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Twelve Marks Gray Attorneys Named To 2012 Florida Super Lawyers And Rising Stars List

Nine attorneys from Marks Gray, P.A. were named to the Florida Super Lawyers list for 2012. In addition, three of the firm’s attorneys were named to Super Lawyer Florida Rising Stars. The Marks Gray attorneys on the Florida Super Lawyers list include the following, listed with their cited practice areas: Marianne L. Aho, Personal Injury Defense: General; Jeptha F. Barbour, Personal Injury Defense: General;William R. Corley,  Personal Injury Defense: Products; John R. Crawford, Estate Planning & Probate; Susan S. Erdelyi, Employment & Labor; Allison […]

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