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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.

J-1 Visa Videos

Video: H-3 or J-1 Visas for Intern Trainee

We want to hire an intern trainee, is the H-3 or the J-1 a better option? In this short video,...
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Department of Labor Seeks to Institute Filing Fees for PERM Program
Advisory

Department of Labor Seeks to Institute Filing Fees for PERM Program

The Trump Administration has requested that employers be required to pay filing fees for sponsoring foreign national employees via the...
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Russell Ford discusses options for those not selected for an H-1B visa in article published by SHRM
H-1B News Press

Russell Ford discusses options for those not selected for an H-1B visa in article published by SHRM

The H-1B visa cap deadline to hire skilled foreign workers has come and gone for fiscal year 2018. While the...
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FordMurray Blog Videos

Video: Who is Eligible for Trade Nafta Visa?

In this short video, with accompanying transcript, Attorney Michael Murray explains TN visa eligibility for Mexican and Canadian nationals. If...
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H-1B

After the H-1B Cap Deadline: Are there other options?

It’s April and the H-1B cap deadline has come and gone. The H-1B program is stressful and the lottery can...
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H-1B Videos

Video: Employer Obligations in Sponsoring an H-1B Petition

In this short video, Attorney Michael Murray explains the necessary steps an employer must take when sponsoring an H-1B petition...
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I-9

The I-9 Audit: How and why to proactively plan for an I-9 compliance audit

This is an overview of what you an expect from an I-9 audit, and what to look for in a...
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News

Russell Ford as Panelist for ‘Navigating Political Change for Your Brand’

Ford Murray attorney Russell Ford was invited by Maine Public Relations Council to be a panelist in discussing the changing...
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FordMurray Blog

How to: Admit Foreign Students Into Your School

A Guide to Participation/Recertification in the Student and Exchange Visitor Program for Colleges, Universities and Public/Private Postsecondary Schools Part 1:...
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SHRM asks FordMurray to comment on Trump’s immigration policies and hiring
H-1B News Press

SHRM asks FordMurray to comment on Trump’s immigration policies and hiring

The national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) asked FordMurray’s Russell Ford to provide his opinion on how President Trump’s...
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New Executive Order Bans Entry to the U.S. by citizens of Libya, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen
Advisory H-1B

New Executive Order Bans Entry to the U.S. by citizens of Libya, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen

Today the Trump Administration issued an Executive Order (the “Order”) implementing a new travel ban scheduled to go into effect...
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Understanding the 2-Year Home Residency Requirement for J-1 Visa Holders
Healthcare Immigration J-1 Visa

Understanding the 2-Year Home Residency Requirement for J-1 Visa Holders

HHS changed guidelines in June 2020 to open up the federal J-1 waiver program to healthcare providers of all sizes. Unlike...
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FordMurray Blog Videos

Video: Am I liable if a foreign worker commits a crime?

In this short video, FordMurray attorney Michael Murray discusses the legal implication of employing a foreign worker who is charged...
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FordMurray Blog

Understanding National Interest Waivers (EB-2)

In our Guide to Self-Petition Green Cards, we went over green card options for the best and brightest workers. The...
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Forbes Publishes Guest Column on Addressing STEM Shortage
FordMurray Blog News

Forbes Publishes Guest Column on Addressing STEM Shortage

The 2016 presidential campaign kept immigration at the forefront of discussion, with President Trump making the issue a centerpiece of...
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Michael Murray Published by New Hampshire Business Review
News Press

Michael Murray Published by New Hampshire Business Review

For New Hampshire health care employers in medically underserved areas, there is a resource for hiring doctors: The Conrad 30...
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Presidential Executive Order Bans Entry to the U.S. For Citizens of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.
Advisory News

Presidential Executive Order Bans Entry to the U.S. For Citizens of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.

President Trump has issued a ninety (90) day ban on entry to the United States of citizens of Iran, Iraq,...
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A Brief Introduction to the National Interest Waiver for Physicians
Healthcare Immigration

A Brief Introduction to the National Interest Waiver for Physicians

A job offer is often a compelling reason for immigrants to come to the United States. However, what if you...
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News

FordMurray Attorney Michael Murray Featured in Portland Press Herald’s Maine Voices

FordMurray Attorney Michael Murray was recently featured in the Portland Press Herald’s Maine Voices section. In the piece Michael offers...
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H-1B 2017 Cap Filing Deadline on April 1; Start Identifying H-1B Employees Now!
Advisory H-1B

H-1B 2017 Cap Filing Deadline on April 1; Start Identifying H-1B Employees Now!

Employers who wish to obtain H-1B visa status for foreign national employees this year should begin the process now. Though...
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