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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.

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Profiles in Immigration – Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University is a diverse, welcoming, academically rigorous institution, offering 50 majors across 5 undergraduate colleges and 28 Master...
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SEVP Publishes Advice for DSOs and F-1 Students on OPT
Higher Education

SEVP Publishes Advice for DSOs and F-1 Students on OPT

Recently published guidance from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) for F-1 students and Designated School Officials (DSOs) should...
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Understanding the Evidence: Why Letters of Support are Important Components of Extraordinary Ability Petitions
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Understanding the Evidence: Why Letters of Support are Important Components of Extraordinary Ability Petitions

Compiling the evidence is an integral part of the petition process for EB-1 and National Interest Waiver (NIW) petitions. Gathering...
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FordMurray Releases Higher Education Employer’s Guide
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FordMurray Releases Higher Education Employer’s Guide

FordMurray released a new guide to assist higher education institutions navigate the process of hiring foreign faculty and staff. Request...
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Why We Offer Free Consultations
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Why We Offer Free Consultations

Every law practice is run differently, and we decided early on at FordMurray that we would offer complimentary consultations to...
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Four Benefits to Hiring Foreign Faculty to U.S. Colleges and Universities
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Four Benefits to Hiring Foreign Faculty to U.S. Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities are faced with the task of preparing undergraduate and graduate students for lives beyond their degree program...
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Back to School – 3 Tips for Designated School Officials
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Back to School – 3 Tips for Designated School Officials

It is the end of August, and students return to college and university campuses with high hopes and expectations for...
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EB-5 Investor Program to Receive USCIS Overhaul
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EB-5 Investor Program to Receive USCIS Overhaul

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on Tuesday announced reforms to its EB-5 Investment Program that will increase the minimum...
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Congress Questions USCIS on Spike in Denials and Increasing Delays
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Congress Questions USCIS on Spike in Denials and Increasing Delays

The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship questioned United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials about backlogs...
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Profiles in Immigration – Royal United Company
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Profiles in Immigration – Royal United Company

Royal United Company founder Richard Smith always knew he would work with gamebirds – it was, after all, a trade...
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OPT Work Authorization Delays Impact Foreign Students
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OPT Work Authorization Delays Impact Foreign Students

The New York Times reports student visa holders are encountering obstacles with obtaining work authorization associated with Optional Practical Training...
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Visa Applications to Include Social Media Information
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Visa Applications to Include Social Media Information

The U.S. State Department added fields to all U.S. visa applications that will require applicants to disclose information regarding social...
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What to do if your Business Receives a “No Match” Notification
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What to do if your Business Receives a “No Match” Notification

A recent New York Times article reported that tens of thousands of employers are expected to receive “no-match” notifications from...
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Employment Resources for Physicians, Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals
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Employment Resources for Physicians, Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals

As business immigration attorneys for healthcare institutions, we help human resource leaders and in-house counsel hire foreign physicians, nurses, and...
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H-1B Season – After the Lottery
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H-1B Season – After the Lottery

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced Friday that it has completed the selection process for 2020 H-1B cap...
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SEVIS Advanced: How to Authorize Reduced Course Loads for Foreign Students
Higher Education

SEVIS Advanced: How to Authorize Reduced Course Loads for Foreign Students

Designated School Officials (DSOs) of college and universities have the important task of updating student records and helping students maintain...
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6 Strategies to Avoid USCIS H-1B Denials
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6 Strategies to Avoid USCIS H-1B Denials

Data assessment from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Data Hub shows denial rates for new H-1B petition...
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The Strong Argument for H-2B Relief
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The Strong Argument for H-2B Relief

A recent editorial in the Portland Press Herald lays out compelling reasons to increase the availability of H-2B visas. The...
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Three Strategies for Hiring Foreign Nurses
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Three Strategies for Hiring Foreign Nurses

Challenges facing healthcare systems in 2019 have created shortages of critical healthcare providers throughout the United States – a shortage...
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Trump Administration Removing the H-4 Limited Exception Work Authorization
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Trump Administration Removing the H-4 Limited Exception Work Authorization

Proposed regulation would rescind EAD for spouses of H-1B visa holders According to several reports, by March 18, 2019, the...
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