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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.

Business Immigration Attorney Sara Fleming Joins FordMurray
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Business Immigration Attorney Sara Fleming Joins FordMurray

October 13, 2016 (Portland, ME) - FordMurray, a growing business immigration law firm based in Portland, Maine, is pleased to...
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The Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver

This article explains the Conrad 30 Waiver in detail. For a detailed overview of healthcare immigration for foreign medical graduates or...
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Keeping SEVIS Up to Date: How to Correct Inaccurate Records
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Keeping SEVIS Up to Date: How to Correct Inaccurate Records

If your school participates in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), it is imperative that the records kept...
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Understanding the Difference Between Q-1 and J-1 Exchange Visitor Visas

This article explains the difference between the Q-1 and J-1 Exchange Visitor Visas. For a detailed overview of healthcare immigration for foreign...
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Employing Nonimmigrant Students

Millions of people come to the United States for the excellent education opportunities that are available. Universities are well-known for...
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Healthcare Immigration J-1 Visa

The Conrad 30 Waiver Program for J-1 Medical Doctors

The J-1 program is designed to bring in people who work in professions that are in-demand as part of an...
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4 Employer Attestations on the Labor Condition Application (LCA)

Employers that bring nonimmigrant workers into the United States using a visa such as the H-1B must complete a Labor...
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A Brief Introduction to the M-1 Visa for Vocational Students

Non-citizen students who are seeking a technical or vocational education, and schools that offer this type of education, have a...
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A Brief Introduction to SEVIS for Institutions of Higher Education

SEVIS stands for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, and it was created to allow schools to work with...
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“Specialized” Business Immigration: Understanding L-1B Visa Eligibility
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“Specialized” Business Immigration: Understanding L-1B Visa Eligibility

Businesses with offices or partnerships overseas rely on being able to quickly and easily move their talented team members where...
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H1-B Cap(s) Reached!

Today the USCIS announced that it has received enough Petitions between April 1 and April 7, 2016 to officially reach...
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A Brief Guide to I-9 Deadlines

As an employer, hopefully you are quite familiar with Form I-9. This is the Employment Eligibility Verification form that must...
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Changes to Optional Practical Training Work Authorization Rules for STEM Graduates

STEM students may now enjoy up to 3 years of OPT work authorization after graduation Employers must meet new compliance...
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Employer Alternatives to the H-1B Visa

As an employer seeking to utilize a global workforce, sponsoring foreign nationals for the H-1B nonimmigrant visa is likely high...
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Understanding H-1B Employer Obligations

When it comes to utilizing a global workforce through business immigration, the H-1B visa can be one of the most...
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I-9 Videos

Video: Your Business and I-9 Compliance

How can I be sure that my business is in compliance with I-9 requirements? In this short video, Attorney Russell...
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Alert: Changes to the Visa Waiver Program Part of Latest Omnibus Bill

On December 18, 2015, Congress enacted the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015.  This law...
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The Basics of Business Immigration: Understanding the EB-2 Visa Category

As an employer who utilizes a global workforce, how can you combat the turnover issues inherent in hiring employees to...
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Understanding USCIS’s H-1B Employee Site Visit Policy

If you employ temporary H-1B employees, then you need to be prepared to face random site visits from US Citizenship...
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Three Steps to Terminate the Employment of an H-1B Employee

Whether your business employs an international workforce or only hires domestically, there will come a time when you have to...
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