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Immigration Bulletin
 

Giselle Carson, Esq. - Shareholder - Business Immigration Attorney
904-398-0900 - www.marksgray.com

Welcome! It was a busy H-1B filing season, and we are looking forward to the lottery results later this month. If you did not prepare an H-1B petition in time, please reach out to us. We can go over other work visa options that may be available to you.

In this newsletter, you will find tips for preventing employment authorization gaps, understanding changes to the H-1B cap exemption process, and what to expect at a consultation.

As always, thank you for your readership, support, and referrals.


Giselle Carson

Trump's Impact on Staffing Strategies



Giselle Carson was recently interviewed by the Society for Human Resources Management about President Trump’s immigration plans and their impact on staffing strategies.

You can read the article, with several quotes from Giselle, here.
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New Rule’s Impact on H-1B
Cap Exemptions


The new High-Skilled Workers rule has made some notable changes to the H-1B cap exemption requirements. Some are beneficial, while others are more limiting.

Here’s what you should know.
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EMPLOYER ALERTS:


Difficulty Receiving EADs in the Mail
Some foreign nationals are reporting difficulty getting an EAD in the mail. To address this problem, consider that:
  1. There must be someone present to receive the EAD, and
  2. If a foreign national moves, they must notify USCIS within 10 days or before.
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Automatic Extensions of EADs
USCIS is no longer required to adjudicate EADs within ninety days. 

To help prevent a gap in employment authorization, DHS will grant automatic 180-day EAD extensions in most categories if filed on the same basis as the initial EAD.
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Trump’s Budget and E-Verify
The President's budget allocates $15 million to “begin implementation of mandatory nationwide use of the E-Verify Program.”
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Success Story



Cap-Exempt H-1B Petition:
Math Professor from Ethiopia


"Thank you so much. I’m so lucky to have you all to work with."
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What Can I Expect at My Consultation?

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IN THIS ISSUE


-  Trump's Impact on Staffing Strategies

- Changes to H-1B Cap Exemptions

- Employer Alerts

- What to Expect at a Consultation

- Success Story
 
 

Stay Informed


State Department Visa Bulletin: April 2017

USCIS Processing Times

Visa Appointment & Processing Wait Times

iCERT Visa Portal System
 
 

Dream Big,
Go for It!



Marks Gray had the privilege of supporting the Girl Scouts and the SEC Gymnastics Championship. 

Giselle Carson moderated a panel of highly distinguished women in sports and business.
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Giselle Carson
Business Immigration Attorney

Website:
MarksGray.com

Phone:
904-398-0900

Email:
immigrationteam@marksgray.com
 

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Sports Immigration
 
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