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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 Travelling by Air into the United States
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CLIENT ALERT: Requirements for Those Travelling by Air into the United States

Regional Travel Bans Rescinded As of November 8, 2021, the United States government has rescinded country-specific suspensions and limitations on...
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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 that will permit petitioners for lawful permanent resident status to apply...
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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 E Visa
Investor Visa

5 Things You Must Do Before Filing for an E Visa

E Visas are a popular nonimmigrant visa to the United States, giving foreign investors and entrepreneurs the chance to work...
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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 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
STEM Employers

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)
I-9 Videos

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
I-9

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?
H-1B H-1B Videos for Employers

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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