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As of August 1st, FordMurray is relocating to new offices located at 48 Free Street, Suite 300 in Portland, Maine. We look forward to serving you from our expanded offices!

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Stay up to date on immigration news that impacts your business and visa status, and find detailed resources to learn more about immigration programs, including the H-1B visa and alternatives, higher education immigration, visa options for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, and investor visas.

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 Noncitizen College Students
Higher Education

USCIS Policy Guidance Eases Burden for Noncitizen College Students

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

New NIL Laws Leave Noncitizen College 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 in complex hiring scenarios....
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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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FY2022 H-1B Alternatives
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FY2022 H-1B Alternatives

The H-1B Registration period ended on March 25 and the H-1B Lottery Selection period has begun. Currently, we are seeing...
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Higher Ed FAQs: Special Handling Documentation (Video)
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Higher Ed FAQs: Special Handling Documentation (Video)

What documentation does a university need to hold on to during the special handling process? What kind of evidence do they have to have? What might the government request during this special handling filing? Get the answers to all of these questions and more in this short video by FordMurray founding partner Russell Ford.
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Higher Ed FAQs: What is the 18 Month Window for Special Handling?
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Higher Ed FAQs: What is the 18 Month Window for Special Handling?

What is the 18-month window for special handling, and how does it impact prevailing wage determination and labor certification? Attorney Russell Ford explains how to navigate the 18-month special handling window in the short video.
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Higher Ed FAQs: Should I Sponsor a Green Card through EB-1B or Special Handling?
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Higher Ed FAQs: Should I Sponsor a Green Card through EB-1B or Special Handling?

Higher education employers have two unique avenues for green card sponsorship of university or college faculty - the EB-1B (extraordinary ability) petition, and special handling PERM processing. Which is the best option? How should HR leaders and in-house counsel decide? Learn more in this short video by Attorney Russell Ford.
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Higher Ed FAQs: Who Qualifies for Special Handling Processing (Video)
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Higher Ed FAQs: Who Qualifies for Special Handling Processing (Video)

Colleges and universities can use PERM Special Handling to sponsor noncitizen teaching faculty. Learn what makes Special Handling different, and what you need to know to start the Special Handling process in this short video by Attorney Russell Ford.
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H-1B Pro Tip – You Should Register an Employee for H-1B Lottery even if they Have Time Left on F-1 EAD
H-1B STEM Employers

H-1B Pro Tip – You Should Register an Employee for H-1B Lottery even if they Have Time Left on F-1 EAD

F-1 OPT provides a valuable on-ramp for employers who use the H-1B visa to fill specialty occupations in their company....
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H-1B Video: Are Employers Responsible for All H-1B Fees?
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H-1B Video: Are Employers Responsible for All H-1B Fees?

Employers often ask if they are responsible for all the fees associated with an H-1B petition. The short answer is:...
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H-1B Video: Should Employers Enter a Sponsorship Agreement with H-1B Petitioner?
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H-1B Video: Should Employers Enter a Sponsorship Agreement with H-1B Petitioner?

In our H-1B Video series, FordMurray founding partner Russell Ford answers questions commonly asked by employers during the H-1B petition...
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H-1B Video: When Should Employers Add Multiple Sites to an H-1B Petition
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H-1B Video: When Should Employers Add Multiple Sites to an H-1B Petition

Including multiple worksites in the initial H-1B petition can provide flexibility for employers and H-1B employees, and can save thousands...
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H-1B Video: What to Expect from the FY 2022 H-1B Lottery
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H-1B Video: What to Expect from the FY 2022 H-1B Lottery

The FY 2022 H-1B Cap Lottery is open through March 25 at noon EST. FordMurray founding partner Russell Ford outlines...
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USCIS Abandons 2019 Public Charge Rule, Abolishes Form I-944
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USCIS Abandons 2019 Public Charge Rule, Abolishes Form I-944

USCIS will no longer use the Trump Administration’s 2019 Public Charge Rule for adjudication of permanent resident “green card” petitions....
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USCIS Announces Flexibility for OPT Applications
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USCIS Announces Flexibility for OPT Applications

F-1 students who have been impacted by USCIS lockbox and service center delays may qualify for additional flexibility in their...
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What are Employer Obligations in the H-1B Process?
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What are Employer Obligations in the H-1B Process?

The H-1B is perhaps the most well-known work visa and a cornerstone of business immigration for public and private companies...
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