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Supreme Court Upholds DACA

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided President Donald Trump cannot end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In his argument, Chief Justice John Roberts said the President did not provide sufficient justification for ending the Obama-era program in 2017. “We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound… [Read More]

Profiles in Immigration – From Student Visa to U.S. Citizenship

Matt Nicholson, the associate head coach of Niagara University’s Division I Men’s Hockey Team, navigated the United States immigration system for nearly 20 years before becoming an American citizen on July 31st, 2019. He spoke with FordMurray about his journey from student visa to U.S. Citizenship, and how his status has provided peace of mind… [Read More]

Profiles in Immigration – A Physician from Peru Makes his Home in Bangor, Maine

Carlos Requena is a hospitalist at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. After three years of serving patients at EMMC through the Conrad 30 Program, Carlos, along with his wife Lupe, received Green Cards (lawful permanent residency) in the United States through hospital sponsorship in June 2020. He took time to reflect on his… [Read More]

Profiles in Immigration – Maine Couple Builds on Similarities, Celebrates Differences

Nick Grant and Mehak Bhalla Grant were born a half a world away from each other, but from their very first meeting, it was their commonalities that stood out to the newlyweds. Nick, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Mehak, born in Chandigarh, India, met when Mehak was working a summer internship at Wex during graduate… [Read More]

Profiles in Immigration – Higher Ed Leader Reimagines Business Degrees in U.S. with L-1A Visa

Ducere Global Business School was founded in Australia in 2012 with the goal of providing world-class, international business degree programs that reflected the needs of today’s innovation-driven economy. Through a mix of online study, real-world business projects and industry events, Ducere delivers Bachelor and MBA programs to more than 1,000 students per year and expects… [Read More]

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 soon be opening a second. But the demand for her and husband Chalee Chaikaew’s Thai cuisine has fueled expansion of their restaurant business with the March opening of Siam Sky 2, in nearby Ellsworth. Vee… [Read More]

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 reality TV show “90 Day Fiancé.” The article showcases one of this season’s new couples, with legal commentary from Aga. Writer Melissa Malamut chose to interview Aga after reading FordMurray’s blog post – Applying for… [Read More]

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 and Doctorate degree programs. Founded in 1906, ACU is a private, non-profit university affiliated with Churches of Christ and committed to transformative, energized learning. Abilene Christian University trusts FordMurray as immigration counsel, primarily for H-1B,… [Read More]

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 business owners who need help navigating the immigration landscape. Why do we do it? Most importantly, we hope to help business owners and individuals understand the various immigration pathways available in order to make informed… [Read More]

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 passed down through generations in his family. “I have been involved in the industry my whole life,” Richard said. “My father, my grandfather, my great grandfather – we have always been gamekeepers.” Richard’s family legacy… [Read More]