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What to do if your are presented a Restricted Social Security Card?

When it comes to reviewing Section 2 of Form I-9, I see many mistakes when Employers accept and put down the incorrect social security card as a List C document.  Per USCIS guidelines, a Social Security that is UNRESTRICTED (see image below)  is an acceptable List C document. You CAN accept them if they are laminated as well.  A RESTRICTED Social Security card (as pictured below) is not an acceptable List C document. Restricted Social […]

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Five Key Points you should know about the Long Awaited Premium Processing Options

After decades of asking, USCIS finally expanded its premium processing service to include additional immigration petitions and application types. Here are the key points that you need to know: 1 – The initial expansion will apply to these categories: Forms I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, EB-1 multinational managers and executives and EB-2 national interest waiver category will be allowed to upgrade the case to premium processing. 2 – Opportunities are currently limited to petitions […]

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Check out Edward Booth’s latest interview with Channel 4 News!

Check out aviation attorney Edward Booth’s latest interview with Channel 4 News on the NTSB investigating the cause of deadly small plane crash at Westside airport in Jacksonville, Florida.  https://www.news4jax.com/video/news/2021/12/27/ntsb-investigating-cause-of-deadly-small-plane-crash-at-westside-airport/

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Edward Birk elected to the Florida First Amendment Foundation’s Board of Trustees!

Congratulations to First Amendment attorney Edward Birk for being named to the Florida First Amendment Foundation’s Board of Trustees! The First Amendment Foundation believes that government openness and transparency are critical to citizen trust and involvement in our democratic society. Through ongoing monitoring of the state’s public records and open meetings laws, and the education of government officials and the citizens they serve about those laws, the Foundation promotes the public’s constitutional right to oversee and to […]

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Crystal Broughan appointed to Anticounterfeiting Committee!

Congratulations to Marks Gray Intellectual Property attorney Crystal T. Broughan for being appointed to the Anticounterfeiting Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) for the 2022-2023 year! The committee will monitor developments in treaties, legislation, regulations and other enforcement mechanisms in various jurisdictions, complete analyses and propose policy recommendations to the Board. Please join us in congratulating Crystal!

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Check out Edward Birk’s latest interview with News4Jax!

Check out Media and Advertising Attorney Edward Birk’s latest interview with News4Jax on Florida’s decision to start issuing $5,000 fines to business that require patrons or customers to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. Attorney’s advice for Florida businesses: ‘Don’t test the statute’ on vaccine passports (news4jax.com)

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