What Work Visa Is Right for Your Employees, Employment-Based Green Card Options, What to Expect at an Employment-based Green Card Interview
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Immigration Bulletin

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

Welcome! Changes and challenges in immigration continue at a rapid pace.

Most recently, we’ve seen a new USCIS memo directing immigration officers to deny cases without issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) if they deem, at their discretion, that evidence is missing.

With record talent shortages, we continue to strategize, implement plans, and partner with our clients to gradually achieve work visa approvals, so they can have peace of mind and succeed in the long term.

Studies show that, in the United States, 46% to 58% of companies are having difficulty filling open positions. Some of these positions will have to be filled with foreign talent.

In this newsletter, we’ve highlighted some of our key immigration employment-based online resources to help you understand the options and processes.

We’re also sharing some personal stories about how our team is taking time to recharge, so we can continue to have the energy and enthusiasm to serve you better and enjoy our beautiful lives and country.

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

Giselle Carson

Green Card Resources

Summary Chart of Green Card Options:
The First Three Preferences
Green Card Flowchart
FAQs: What to Expect at Your
Employment-Based Green Card Interview

Video: What Work Visa Is Right for Your Employees

There are many factors that employers should consider when deciding to sponsor a foreign national.


Green Card Success Story

Congratulations to another amazing client for his partnership and diligence over three years which lead to his green card!

“My employer, a distinguished college, and I have been working with the Marks Gray Business Immigration Team for several years.

"They seamlessly prepared and obtained my H-1B visa. And now they continue to provide me with immense happiness: I just found out that my green card was approved!

“This would not have happened without their commitment, caring and diligent work. If you’re looking for a Business Immigration Team that gets things done, I recommend this Team!”


- Employment-Based Green Card Resources

- Video: What Work Visa Is Right for Your Employees?

- Success Story

- Farnborough Airshow

- Summer Recharging

Stay Informed

State Department Visa Bulletin: August 2018

USCIS Processing Times

Visa Appointment & Processing Wait Times

iCERT Visa Portal System

Air Show

As Chair of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA), Giselle Carson represented the JAA and NE Florida at the Farnborough International Air Show, the world’s largest international air show.

Summer Recharging

Taking time off is key for long-term productivity, new energy, mental and physical well-being, and more. Here, we’re sharing how we’re recharging, and we'd love to hear how you recharged this summer!
Giselle and her husband Jeff checked off two bucket list items when they made a trip to the stunning Mont Saint-Michel in France and attended the remarkable Wimbledon Tennis Championship. Giselle says, “I’m grateful to our clients who made my attendance at Wimbledon possible and to the many who provided tips, inspiration, and resources for our trip.”
Gabbie spent her birthday with friends and family and attending the Scott Coppersmith Stroke Awareness Gala to help raise money for this Foundation.
Lisa and her husband Jerry traveled to the Hawaiian paradise for a friend’s wedding and had a wonderful vacation full of new experiences and recharging days.
Thyra and her fiancé Larkin are currently in Asia. They hiked to the top of Phi Phi Viewpoint to see and experience the sunset. She says, “This trip has been a great journey to see some of the places our clients come from. We appreciate the work and dedication they go through to make their way to the United States. Thank you for letting us be a part of that process!”

Giselle Carson

Business Immigration Attorney


Practice Areas
Business Immigration
Sports Immigration
I-9 Compliance and Litigation

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