Review of 2017 immigration changes. Important alert for travelers. FAQs about new employment-based green card interviews.
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Immigration Bulletin

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

What a year! In 2017, US immigration issues gripped our country and the world, and captured headlines. We experienced ongoing disruptive changes in immigration policy, additional interviews, delays, and much more.

Despite these challenges, I’m proud to report that we successfully helped our clients obtain a record number of work visas and green cards, so they could continue to focus on growing their businesses and thriving in a global economy.

We were able to help our clients because we have the energy, knowledge, grit, and systems required to focus on the desired results and overcome these challenges.

In 2018, additional disruptive changes are expected. Here, I share some of the upcoming changes, along with a review of what happened in 2017. You will also find FAQs about the new employment-based green card interviews.

Are you ready to best achieve your immigration goals in 2018? Please contact us at

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

Giselle Carson

Review of 2017’s Major Immigration Policy Changes

The current administration aimed to slow down the legal immigration system as much as possible to achieve a reduction in immigration.

As a result, last year saw its fair share of policy upheavals, including…
As we begin 2018, we look forward to continuing to channel our energies, systems, and knowledge to provide peace of mind and time savings for our clients, so they can overcome the challenges ahead and achieve their goals.

We expect ongoing efforts to transform the immigration system without Congress’ approval. Here are some of the policies and changes being looked at for next year.

FAQs: What to Expect at Your Employment-Based Green Card Interview

USCIS is now conducting in-person interviews for employment-based green cards. These types of interviews have not been conducted since the 1990s, so many people have questions about what to expect from the process. I am attending these interviews with my clients.

Here is a summary of my observations and answers to the most frequently asked questions about employment-based green card interviews.


- Review of 2017's Major Immigration Policy Changes

- Immigration Outlook for 2018

- FAQs: What to Expect at Your Employment-Based Green Card Interview

New US Domestic Requirements for All Travelers


Stay Informed

State Department Visa Bulletin: January 2018

USCIS Processing Times

Visa Appointment & Processing Wait Times

iCERT Visa Portal System


New US Domestic Requirement for All Travelers

Starting January 22, 2018, the US Department of Homeland Security will not accept certain state-issued IDs for domestic travel.

Passports are universally accepted and the preferred ID for all air travel. Florida state-issued IDs are compliant.

However, if you plan to use an ID issued by another state for travel within the United States on or after January 22, visit this Department of Homeland Security website for details.


Giselle Carson

Business Immigration Attorney





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