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Immigration Newsbites

Giselle Carson, Business Immigration Attorney

Welcome to the new format for the Marks Gray Immigration newsletter! We’ve streamlined the design to save you time and make it easier to get to the information you need. Please let us know what you think of this format. 

In this edition, you’ll find key information about verifying the work authorization of your F-1 students under cap-gap, the Form I-9’s upcoming expiration, changes to consular visa applications, and FAQ about consular processing.

Immigration is a fast-moving field with many changing rules and process delays! We’ll continue to keep you informed of changes that may impact you and your business.

How to Verify the Work Authorization of Your F-1 Cap-Gap Students
For Form I-9 purposes, the following documents can serve as evidence of work authorization for cap-gap students: Expired EADs and Form I-20s endorsed by DSO recommending the cap-gap extension. Read on.
Upcoming Extension of the Form I-9
USCIS has proposed an extension of the Form I-9, which will otherwise expire on August 31, 2019. The public comment period ended on July 5. And the extension is expected to go ahead as planned. Read USCIS's Announcement.
Visa Applications Now Require Social Media Info
The Department of State has updated application forms for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas to include requests for additional information, including emails, phone numbers, and social media identifiers. Read on.
FAQ: Non-Immigrant Visa Consular Processing
Non-immigrant visa consular processing can be a stressful process. This guide will help prepare those seeking a new visa at a consular post and facilitate the process. Download now.

In the Community & Profession

We Welcome our New COO

We are pleased to introduce Kevin P. Russell, our new Chief Operating Officer. Kevin brings more than 25 years of experience in the legal field, most recently serving as the COO for a South Florida litigation boutique law firm for the past six years. He is also very engaged in our community, including working with Beaches Habitat for Humanity as a construction volunteer and crew leader since 1997.

Giselle Carson Featured in Florida Super Lawyers

"I'm honored to have been featured in the cover story of Florida Super Lawyers, 'Who We Are'. It's an inspiring and touching story about immigrant attorneys and our journeys to the United States." Read the story.

Contact the Marks Gray Immigration Team

904-398-0900 | immigrationteam@marksgray.com

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