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Premium Processing Fee Hike and Service Expands to Other Visa Categories — Who Could Benefit from the Change?

USCIS’s premium processing fee increase is the result of a stopgap spending measure recently signed into law to address the organization’s budget shortfall. The law will increase USCIS revenue by allowing a hike in premium processing fees and an expansion of the premium processing service to other employment-based petitions and applications.  The fee increase is currently in effect for petitions that are already eligible for premium processing services through the Form I-907, Request for Premium […]

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$208,000 — That’s the Default Annual Wage on DOL’s October New Rule on Prevailing Wages and Hike in H-1B Wages

DOL’s interim final rule, currently in effect, includes a significant hike to all prevailing wages and a default prevailing wage determination of $208,000/yr for multiple occupations.  Several business groups, universities, and technology firms quickly filed suits to stop this arbitrary and wild rule.  After DOL released a new interim final rule dramatically increasing DOL’s prevailing wages used for H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 visas and PERM Labor Certifications to numerous occupations, many organizations filed lawsuits challenging […]

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Marks Gray Business Immigration Tips for Employers: How to Perform Form I-9 Verification for Remote Workers Using an Agent or Authorized Employer Representative

Employers — want to know how you can use an agent or authorized employer representative to perform remote Form I-9 verification? With ongoing remote work, which is likely to continue, employers have been asking me to review the option for completing the Form I-9 for remote workers using an agent or authorized employer representative, such as another HR professional, family member or anyone else. Here is a step-by-step overview of this process.  Section 1 This […]

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Marks Gray Team Gives Back and Donates to Animal Shelter

Recently, the Marks Gray team supported the community by donating to a local animal shelter.  Our greatness is not about what we have, but about what we give. So proud of our team.

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A Copyright Infringement Case that Rose from the Dead 

In honor of Halloween, this week I thought I would (if you will forgive the pun) resurrect a case from 2008: that of Dawn of the Dead vs. Dead Rising.  Video game or horror movie aficionados may remember that this one was a pretty big deal when it occurred. But for those who are not in the know, here is a recap. Dawn of the Dead is a 1978 film by George Romero that is […]

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Video: What to Bring to Your Immigration Medical Exam

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