Immigration Blog

FAQs about F-1 OPT Work Authorization Verification

Many F-1 students selected under the H-1B lottery have an expiring or expired Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Our clients are asking us how to verify their work authorization. We have created these FAQs to guide you through the process. Download the PDF

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H-1B Cap Update: Initial Adjudications and Data Entry Complete

Our clients strategically used Premium Processing to file a limited number of H-1B cap-subject petitions. We’re thrilled to report that these petitions, many including Level 1 positions, have been approved without an RFE. This is a breakthrough that we have not seen in months! Working proactively with our clients to develop strong primary and secondary evidence in support of the current requirements for H-1B petitions is having the desired result. USCIS has also announced that […]

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An Outline of the President’s Immigration Reform Plan

President Trump announced a new plan to reform our legal immigration system. It aims to create a merit-based immigration system and strengthen border security. The proposed system has no reduction to the overall numbers of immigrant visas. Instead, it changes the qualifying criteria. The proposed employment-based merit system would benefit younger workers with job offers and very high levels of education and skills. We believe that our immigration system needs to be reformed and updated […]

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“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” That is a lesson from Benjamin Franklin, one of our most influential Founding Fathers. We have used this guidance to keep our passion alive and achieve our immigration clients’ goals. For example, without this passion, energy, and persistence, we would not have been able to successfully guide and work with our clients through a challenging FY2019 H-1B visa season. Just a few weeks ago, we received our last pending […]

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Giselle participates in Jacksonville’s “Dancing with the Stars” to support the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus

“I’m thrilled and honored to have participated,” says Giselle about the event. “I’m grateful for the support and encouragement I received from family, friends, the Marks Gray team, and clients. It required a lot of training and focus for a magical result – the event impacts the lives of more than 1,000 children from all walks of life who now have a greater opportunity to experience joy and discipline through music. “Thank you for your […]

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Celebrating Team Member Thyra Reveron and Our Community Contributions

Congrats to Thyra Reveron for completing the AILA Paralegal Course! “This was a great course to continue to sharpen my skills. I now have a greater level of understanding of the immigration system as a whole to better serve our clients in today’s challenging immigration climate,” says Thyra about the accomplishment. “It was an interactive online course that took several weeks to complete. It included videos, materials, and tests covering substantive topics of each area […]

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