Client Advisory: Premium Processing Upgrades Expanded for Certain Pending EB-1 and EB-2 I-140 Petitions

On May 24th, 2022, USCIS announced that they have further expanded premium processing for certain pending EB-1 and EB-2 I-140 petitions. The included categories and implementation dates are as follows: June 1st, 2022 E13 Multinational Executive and Manager Petitions received before January 1, 2021 July 1st, 2022 E21 National Interest Waiver Petitions received on or… [Read More]

Client Advisory: USCIS Announces Temporary Final Rule Extending the Automatic Extension Period of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for Certain Applicants

On May 4th, 2022, USCIS announced a new rule from DHS temporarily increasing the automatic extension period for EAD eligible renewal applicants. The automatic extension period begins the date of expiration on the EAD (Employment Authorization Document) for a new total of 540 days.  The previous rule provided 180 days from the expiration of EAD;… [Read More]

Client Advisory: Possible Future Availability of Expedited Premium Processing for Certain Applications

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that they have issued a final rule to expand premium processing for the following forms: I-140, I-539, I-765. While premium processing does exist for some of these categories now, this new rule will include additional case types and categories. What Does This Mean? Nothing, yet…. [Read More]

FordMurray Releases 2022 H-1B Employers Guide

FordMurray has released an updated H-1B Employers Guide in time for the upcoming cap registration period. This Guide was developed to provide Human Resource Leaders, Technical Recruiters, In-House Counsel, and Hiring Managers with the necessary tools for understanding this specific visa category, the process, and strategies for when and how to use this visa in… [Read More]

USCIS Encourages Transfer of Underlying Basis for Some Pending I-485 Applications

The USCIS recently announced that there are more visas available in the EB-1 and EB-2 employment-based categories than the number of pending I-485 applications in these categories. USCIS is encouraging certain applicants to request that the agency “transfer the underlying basis” of their pending I-485 application to the EB-2 category, if eligible. This transfer request… [Read More]

CLIENT ALERT: Employment Authorization Settlement

On November 10, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security reached a settlement agreement that impacts employment authorization for individuals in H-4 or L-2 status.  H-4 BENEFICIARIES: Employment Authorization and Those in H-4 Status The settlement agreement applies to an H-4 dependent spouse who: Properly filed an EAD renewal application before the expiration of their current… [Read More]

Profiles in Immigration – Wahoo Fitness Supports Global Mobility with Business Immigration Planning

Wahoo Fitness is a fitness technology company based in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in building the better athlete in all of us through the Ecosystem of indoor bike trainers, GPS bike computers, training app, cycling sensors & heart rate monitors designed to optimize training. FordMurray has worked with Wahoo Fitness since 2015, and has helped the… [Read More]

HP Hood Uses Business Immigration to Fill Vital Positions

HP Hood was founded in 1846, with the mission of providing fresh, safe, premium-quality milk to consumers. One of the most recognizable names in dairy, Hood also manufactures private label and co-manufactured goods. Hood continues to grow its reach in the dairy industry and beyond, tripling its revenue to nearly $3B since 2004. Hood’s story… [Read More]