Profiles in Immigration – Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University is a nationally ranked, doctoral-granting university located in Pittsburgh, PA. RMU was ranked in the US News and World Report Best Colleges in the United States, was ranked among the “Best in the Northeast” by the Princeton Review 2021 Best Colleges. FordMurray founding partner Russell Ford has worked as immigration counsel for RMU for more… [Read More]

New NIL Laws Leave Noncitizen College Athletes Behind

Despite a Supreme Court ruling that college athletes can receive payment for use of their name image and likeness (NIL), international student athletes should not collect compensation until further guidance is issued by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). New laws will take effect this month, allowing student athletes to get paid for endorsements,… [Read More]

Higher Ed FAQs: Should I Sponsor a Green Card through EB-1B or Special Handling?

Higher education employers have two unique avenues for green card sponsorship of university or college faculty – the EB-1B (extraordinary ability) petition, and special handling PERM processing. Which is the best option? How should HR leaders and in-house counsel decide? Learn more in this short video by Attorney Russell Ford.

Looking Ahead: How a Biden Presidency Could Impact Immigration in Higher Education

President-Elect Joe Biden will inherit an immigration landscape that has changed dramatically in the four years of the Trump Administration. Under its “Buy American, Hire American” directive, the Trump Administration changed the way federal immigration laws are interpreted and enforced, leading to increased scrutiny of every conceivable aspect of legal immigration, from obtaining U.S. citizenship… [Read More]