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Client Advisory:   USCIS Updates Form I-693: Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record
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Client Advisory: USCIS Updates Form I-693: Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record

USCIS recently announced updates made to form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. Beginning October 5, 2022 USCIS...
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Client Advisory:  USCIS Announces Phase Two of Premium Processing Upgrade Expansion
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Client Advisory: USCIS Announces Phase Two of Premium Processing Upgrade Expansion

On July 15th, 2022, USCIS announced that they will begin implementing phase two of the premium processing upgrade expansion plan for...
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Client Advisory: Premium Processing Upgrades Expanded for Certain Pending EB-1 and EB-2 I-140 Petitions
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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...
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Client Advisory: USCIS Announces Temporary Final Rule Extending the Automatic Extension Period of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for Certain Applicants
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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...
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Client Advisory: Possible Future Availability of Expedited Premium Processing for Certain Applications
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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...
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FordMurray Releases 2022 H-1B Employers Guide
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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...
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USCIS Encourages Transfer of Underlying Basis for Some Pending I-485 Applications
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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...
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CLIENT ALERT: Employment Authorization Settlement
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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...
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CLIENT ALERT: Requirements for Those Traveling by Air into the United States
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CLIENT ALERT: Requirements for Those Traveling by Air into the United States

Regional Travel Bans Rescinded As of November 8, 2021, the U.S government has rescinded country-specific suspensions and limitations, and requirements...
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USCIS Revises Form I-485 to Include Social Security Card Application
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USCIS Revises Form I-485 to Include Social Security Card Application

USCIS announced a partnership with the Social Security Administration. This will permit petitioners for I-485 lawful permanent resident status to...
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Profiles in Immigration – Wahoo Fitness Supports Global Mobility with Business Immigration Planning
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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...
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5 Things You Must Do Before Filing for an Investment Visa
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5 Things You Must Do Before Filing for an Investment Visa

Investment visas or E visas are a popular non-immigrant visa to the United States, which gives foreign investors and entrepreneurs...
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Profiles in Immigration – Robert Morris University
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Profiles in Immigration – Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University is a nationally ranked, doctoral-granting university located in Pittsburgh, PA. RMU was ranked in the US News...
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HP Hood Uses Business Immigration to Fill Vital Positions
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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...
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FordMurray is on the Move
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FordMurray is on the Move

As of August 1st, we will move to new offices located at: 48 Free Street, Suite 300 Portland, ME 04101...
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USCIS Policy Guidance Eases Burden for International Students
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USCIS Policy Guidance Eases Burden for International Students

International students have fewer obstacles to navigate, after U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced new policy guidance that...
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Higher Education

New NIL Laws Leave International Student Athletes Behind

Despite a Supreme Court ruling that college athletes can receive payment for use of their name image and likeness (NIL),...
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Top Five Tips for OPT and CPT Employers
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Top Five Tips for OPT and CPT Employers

As summer approaches, new graduates are entering the workforce, and college students are seeking to supplement their education with internships...
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I-9 Bootcamp: How to Complete Form I-9 for OPT / CPT (Video)
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I-9 Bootcamp: How to Complete Form I-9 for OPT / CPT (Video)

In our I-9 Bootcamp Series, FordMurray Founding Partner Russell Ford examines how to complete Form I-9 for OPT/CPT in complex...
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Workplace Discrimination Lawsuit Highlights Importance of I-9 Training
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Workplace Discrimination Lawsuit Highlights Importance of I-9 Training

A settlement reached by Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) of the United States Department of Justice and a private...
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