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USCIS Announces COVID-19 Temporary Policy for List B Identity Documents
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USCIS Announces COVID-19 Temporary Policy for List B Identity Documents

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a temporary policy for expired “List B” documents used for to complete Employment Eligibility...
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Trump Narrows Immigration Ban to 60 Day Suspension of Green Card Issuance
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Trump Narrows Immigration Ban to 60 Day Suspension of Green Card Issuance

UPDATE: President Trump signed an Executive Order that suspends issuance of new green cards. The Executive Order will not impact...
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Profiles in Immigration – Thai Couple Brings Classic Asian Cuisine to Downeast Maine
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Profiles in Immigration – Thai Couple Brings Classic Asian Cuisine to Downeast Maine

When Vee Napapornpipat opened her Blue Hill restaurant, Siam Sky in May of 2018, she did not know she would...
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USCIS Announces Delay in H-1B Cap Petition Processing
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USCIS Announces Delay in H-1B Cap Petition Processing

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a delay in data entry and receipt notices for FY2021 H-1B cap-subject...
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2020 H-1B Alternatives
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2020 H-1B Alternatives

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services indicated it received approximately 275,000 registrations for the available 86,000 slots in the most...
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Impact of Work Closures and Temporary Shutdowns on H-1B Status
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Impact of Work Closures and Temporary Shutdowns on H-1B Status

Please note, the COVID-19 situation is very fluid and the government agencies are issuing new and changing guidance on an...
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COVID-19 Impacts to FY2021 H-1B Lottery
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COVID-19 Impacts to FY2021 H-1B Lottery

With online registration for H-1B petitions closing at noon EST on March 20, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)...
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Immigration Updates on COVID-19
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Immigration Updates on COVID-19

As governments and health organizations worldwide respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. visa and green card holders and sponsors should...
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Strategic Use of the E Visa with Blanket L Petitions
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Strategic Use of the E Visa with Blanket L Petitions

Multinational companies rely on being able to move important team members at the speed of business. To do this effectively,...
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H-1B Online Registration System Opens March 1st
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H-1B Online Registration System Opens March 1st

Employers hoping to sponsor a foreign professional on an H-1B visa through the H-1B cap lottery can start to create...
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Public Charge Rule Change: What You Need to Know
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Public Charge Rule Change: What You Need to Know

Changes to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Public Charge Rule, scheduled to go into effect February 24th,...
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Trump Administration Expands Travel Ban
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Trump Administration Expands Travel Ban

An expansion of President Trump's 2017 travel ban adds Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar. With the expansion, announced...
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Immigration Options for Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs
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Immigration Options for Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs

Northeastern University’s announced opening of The Roux Institute in Portland has sent shockwaves of excitement through Maine’s tech industries –...
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Iranian Citizens No Longer Eligible for E Visa
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Iranian Citizens No Longer Eligible for E Visa

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that citizens of Iran will no longer be eligible for E-1 or...
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Immigration 2020 – Now is the Time to Think About Green Card or Naturalization
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Immigration 2020 – Now is the Time to Think About Green Card or Naturalization

This is the first in a series of articles looking at immigration policy and law in 2019, and what to...
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The TN Visa – A List of Applicable Occupations

The TN visa provides employers with an avenue for hiring “NAFTA professional workers” from Canada or Mexico. The TN visa...
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USCIS Announces Implementation of Electronic Filing for H-1B Petitions for FY 2021 Cap
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USCIS Announces Implementation of Electronic Filing for H-1B Petitions for FY 2021 Cap

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the electronic registration process proposed in 2019 will be implemented for H-1B...
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What are the differences between the EB-5 and E-2 investor visa programs?
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What are the differences between the EB-5 and E-2 investor visa programs?

Immigrant business owners hold a storied place in the American economy – and U.S. immigration laws carve out pathways for...
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Understanding Priority Dates: How Quotas Impact EB-1 and NIW Petition Timelines
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Understanding Priority Dates: How Quotas Impact EB-1 and NIW Petition Timelines

Traditionally, EB-1 and NIW green card preference categories have been an expeditious way for employers to sponsor foreign employees with...
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Attorney Aga Asbury Featured in “90 Day Fiancé” Article in New York Post
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Attorney Aga Asbury Featured in “90 Day Fiancé” Article in New York Post

FordMurray senior counsel Aga Asbury was featured by the New York Post in an October article on the popular TLC's...
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