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Yearly Archives from 2017

Shareholder Crystal Broughan attends International Trademark Association Annual Conference in Barcelona, Spain May 20-25, 2017

Shareholder Crystal Broughan attends International Trademark Association Annual Conference in Barcelona, Spain May 20-25, 2017.   Shareholder and Intellectual Property attorney Crystal Broughan attended the International Trademark Association Annual Conference in Barcelona, Spain May 20-25, 2017. Ms. Broughan led a Table Topic Discussion on “Business Development 101: Developing a Network of Referrals & Clients for New IP Attorneys”.  Attorneys participating in the discussion were from Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Argentina, El Salvador and the US […]

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Plan for Retrogression in Green Card Categories

Wondering how long it may be until you get your Green Card? The US Department of State often shares projections for the various visa categories to give people a sense of how things are currently moving. Here is information on expected priority dates retrogressions in specific categories, so you can plan ahead!

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Giselle’s CNFBTA Presentation and a Travel Alert: “Extreme Vetting” for Visas

On May 4, Giselle Carson gave a presentation to the Central & North Florida Business Travel Association. Here is what the CNFBTA Director of Communications Brian DeLeon had to say about it: “Awesome update on what to expect when hiring foreign nationals. Dynamic presentation from Attorney and Jacksonville Aviation Authority Vice Chair, Giselle Carson.” Speaking of travel, the new administration has proposed additional changes to the visa processing procedures, collectively referred to as “extreme vetting”. […]

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FAQs about Priority Dates

A priority date establishes your place in the queue for a permanent residency status (also known as a Green Card). You cannot file your Adjustment of Status (AOS) applications or apply for your immigrant consular interview until your priority date is current. Depending on your visa category and country of chargeability, this can be one to several years. For most foreign nationals, losing or retaining a priority date can make a big difference in the […]

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Marks Gray Immigration Receives Avvo Clients’ Choice Award

The Marks Gray Immigration Team is honored to receive the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for our work assisting employers and individuals with business immigration matters. Avvo, a prominent online legal services marketplace, presents the Clients’ Choice Award each year based on the quantity and quality of reviews an attorney receives on the Avvo website. We’re grateful to our outstanding clients for their positive feedback and welcome the opportunity to continue to serve our community!

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Immigration Success Story: I-140 Petition – EB-1 Outstanding Professors and Researchers

The Marks Gray Immigration Team regularly helps clients with I-140 Petitions in the EB-1 Preference for Outstanding Professors and Researchers. This month, we are highlighting a success story of an internationally recognized physics professor and researcher from Romania. We prepared a strong petition highlighting the candidate’s advanced degrees, outstanding ability in the field of matter-materials physics, international recognition, publications, and significant contributions to his field, as well as his employer’s permanent need for his services.

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