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Monthly Archives from June 2019

How to Verify the Work Authorization of Your F-1 Cap-Gap Students

For Form I-9 purposes, the following documents can serve as evidence of work authorization for cap-gap students: Expired EADs and Form I-20s endorsed by DSO recommending the cap-gap extension.  These are acceptable through September 30 during the year the H-1B petition was filed. The cap-gap period extends an eligible F-1 student’s status to bridge the time between the end of F-1 status and start of H-1B status. Download an example of how to verify cap-gap […]

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Visa Applications Now Require Social Media Info

The Department of State has updated application forms for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas to include requests for additional information, including emails, phone numbers, and social media identifiers.  Applicants must now submit any usernames used on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, Weibo, and other social media over the past 5 years. Previously, this information was only sought in situations where additional scrutiny was warranted, such as with individuals who traveled to terrorist-controlled areas. We believe that […]

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FAQ: Non-Immigrant Visa Consular Processing

Non-immigrant visa consular processing can be a stressful process. This guide will help prepare those seeking a new visa at a consular post and facilitate the process. Download now.

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In the Community and Profession

We Welcome our New COO We are pleased to introduce Kevin P. Russell, our new Chief Operating Officer. Kevin brings more than 25 years of experience in the legal field, most recently serving as the COO for a South Florida litigation boutique law firm for the past six years. He is also very engaged in our community, including working with Beaches Habitat for Humanity as a construction volunteer and crew leader since 1997.

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Giselle Carson Featured in Florida Super Lawyers

“I’m honored to have been featured in the cover story of Florida Super Lawyers, ‘Who We Are’. It’s an inspiring and touching story about immigrant attorneys and our journeys to the United States.” Read the story.

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Filing a Copyright Registration for Architectural Works Is Now Easier

In the past, obtaining a copyright registration for architectural works was a long and annoying process. Designers would have to submit physical plans and paper applications to secure the rights to their design. In the digital age, these requirements became even more of a burden.  Fortunately, the US Copyright Office has adjusted its requirements to make filing for architectural works a lot easier. The new rules went into effect on May 23, 2019. What Is […]

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