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Monthly Archives from December 2019

Tips and Approaches for the New H-1B Cap Season

USCIS just announced the new electronic registration process for H-1Bs in 2020.  With the new process, employers will first provide general information about the company and each potential H-1B worker (and pay a $10 registration fee) starting on March 1st — beginning the process a month earlier than previous years. Conceptually, I think electronic registration is a good idea. And expecting that the process would change, we began to prepare for the changes and H-1B […]

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Immigrants Lead the Way for America in Nobel Prizes

Since the year 2000, immigrants have made up almost 40% of American Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry, Medicine, and Physics.  This year is no different, with four US immigrants being named Nobel Laureates. Learn more about these amazing men and women and their contributions at Forbes.  Where will our next Nobel winners come from?

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FAQs about RFEs: Understanding RFEs and How to Establish an H-1B Speciality Occupation – Part 3

Part 3 of this series answers the final FAQs about RFEs, particularly as they relate to specialty occupations H-1B petitions. Read parts one and two. 5. How do we establish that the position is a specialty occupation? The petition must demonstrate to USCIS’ satisfaction that the position is one that requires not only the understanding and application of a highly specialized body of knowledge but also that the employer and the industry normally require at […]

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Giselle Carson receives International Individual Award

Giselle Carson received the 2019 International Individual Award from the JaxUSA Partnership on December 10, 2019, at their 4 Quarterly Luncheon.  Ray Driver, President of the Jax USA Partnership introduced Giselle by saying,  “This talent attraction is not bound by domestic borders and as the region continues to be desirable to international business relocations and expansions, the need and ability to import foreign workforce also remain a priority. Enter Giselle Carson, shareholder and immigration lead […]

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The Trouble with Tom Brady’s Battle to Trademark ‘Tom Terrific’

Tom Brady’s attorneys recently filed a trademark application for the nickname ‘Tom Terrific,’ and the news quickly spurred backlash from fans of the New York Mets.  You see, legendary Mets pitcher Tom Seaver was dubbed ‘Tom Terrific’ by the media long before Brady was ever even a Patriot. Moreover, it seems the athlete’s attempt to get ahead of the bad press has only led to more scrutiny – and a likely denial – of his […]

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Jacksonville Bar Association’s Yoga on the Lawn

The Marks Gray immigration team recharged with the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Health and Wellness Committee program – Yoga on the Lawn of the courthouse, led by a wonderful Judge who is also a certified yoga instructor.   

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