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Monthly Archives from October 2014

Attorney Crystal T. Broughan receives 2014 Florida Leadership Award

(JACKSONVILLE, FLA: October 21, 2014) Marks Gray, P.A. is pleased to announce that Attorney Crystal T. Broughan has been selected for the 2014 Florida Leadership Award by the US Institute for the Advancement of Trade & Commerce (USIATC). Each year the USIATC conducts business surveys and industry research to identify executives at certain companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment […]

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Best Life Tips: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month, we would like to remind our readers that engaging in regular physical activity can help reduce the risk of breast cancer. Studies show that physical activity equivalent to four hours of walking or two hours of cycling each week can help decrease risks of breast cancer by 10%. For more information, please click here.

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Immigration Success Story

Success Story: Taking Advantage of AC21 sec. 104(c) – Efficient preparation led our client to obtain three years in H-1B status   Section 104(c) permits three year extensions of H-1B status to those who are beneficiaries of an approved I-140, Employment Based (EB) petition, but cannot apply for adjustment of status because their priority date is not current. Our client was in F-1/OPT status and had an approved I-140, and had used six years of H-1B status. […]

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FAQ: The First Step to an Employment-Based “Green Card” – The Labor Certification Process

Employers seeking to obtain permanent residence for a foreign worker generally have to obtain a “labor certification” (LC) from the Department of Labor (DOL) as the first step in the process. DOL uses a system known as “PERM” to allow employers to file applications forsuch LC. What is PERM? PERM (Program Electronic Review Management) is a system through which employers submit an electronic application to DOL to attest that they have taken the required steps to recruit U.S. […]

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Optimized Processing of L and TN Visas at the Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has designated 14 ports of entry for optimized processing of Canadian TN and L visa applications, including preclearance locations as Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto and Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C. Applicants are not required to use these designated ports. However, it is expected that officers at these locations will have additional training on these visas resulting in more efficient and accurate adjudications.  For a list […]

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Can the Beneficiary of an I-140 Petition Challenge its Revocation?

According to a decision by the 11th District Court of Appeals (DCA), the answer is Yes. This is an important decision because USCIS’ revocation of an I-140 may lead to the denial of the beneficiary’s application for adjustment of status (AOS) and typically the beneficiary does not receive notice of the I-140 revocation. In this case, the beneficiary had an approved I-140 filed by his employer. In August 2007, he applied for AOS.  In April […]

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