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Monthly Archives from May 2016

Marks Gray to Co-Sponsor the 2016 Media Law Conference in Orlando

Marks Gray, P.A. has signed on to be a Silver Sponsor of the Annual Media Law Conference being held at the Florida Bar Annual Convention in Orlando, FL on Friday, June 17, 2016. Edward Birk, a First Amendment and news media partner at Marks Gray, said the co-sponsorship is a chance to support the good work of the Florida Bar Media and Communications Law Committee and its mission of furthering a free press. The theme […]

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ICE Releases Quarterly International Student Data

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently released the latest “SEVIS By the Numbers,” a quarterly report on international student trends prepared by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). The report notes that nearly 1.2 million international students with F (academic) or M (vocational) status are studying in the U.S. Based on data extracted from SEVIS March 7, international student enrollment at U.S. schools increased 6.2% compared to March 2015. In March, there were […]

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Employment-Based Final Action Dates Retrogress for June

The June 2016 Visa Bulletin published by the Department of State indicates that during the past two months, there have been extremely high levels of employment-based demand for adjustment of status cases filed with USCIS. This resulted in the retrogression of final action dates in several categories in an effort to hold visa number use within the FY 2016 annual limit. For India, the second preference final action date has retrogressed. This date is expected […]

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May 2016 Immigration Bulletin is Out!

Shareholder and Immigration Attorney Giselle Carson has published the latest Immigration Newsletter. Hello, and Welcome to our May Immigration Update! As you might know, the stressful and uncertain H-1B lottery process is almost complete and we are grateful to have been able to help many of our clients navigate this process, obtain FY17 cap-subject H-1Bs and strategize alternatives. This newsletter contains updates on the process and options. Additionally, our team and I have continued to […]

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USCIS’ Ongoing Delays in Processing H-1B Extensions Affecting Driving Permits

It is currently taking USCIS over five months to adjudicate regularly filed H-1B extensions. This is not yet causing a problem with the employees’ lawful presence and work authorization because H-1B workers are allowed to work and reside in the U.S. for 240 days beyond the expiration date of their I-94 pending the H-1B adjudication.   However, employees are facing problems renewing their driver’s license because the DMV won’t accept the H-1B receipt notice as evidence of lawful status to support the […]

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FY2017 H-1B Recap: Updates and Changes

Each year we provide you with frequent updates throughout the H-1B petition process. In this post, we are reviewing all of our posts so you can easily review any helpful information. FAQ’s: Alternatives to Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions? For detailed information on how we can assist you should you not receive the H-1b visa, click here.

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