As schools and districts nationwide grapple with a deluge of open requisitions and the ongoing struggle to find qualified candidates, it’s time to take proactive steps to ensure your institution’s success. In this blog post, we’ll unveil the top 4 strategies that your school or district should be embracing to prepare for the upcoming academic… [Read More]
It may only be November and most institutions are thinking about the end of the semester and the holiday break, so why a post on hiring and immigration? There are a myriad of reasons why institutions of education need to start thinking about these issues now but amongst the primary ones are: it is getting… [Read More]
FordMurray has recently updated their comprehensive Immigration Guide for Institutions of Higher Education for 2023. This guide can help assist higher education institutions in navigating the process of hiring foreign faculty and staff. This updated 56-page Guide, a companion resource to our SEVP Certification and Compliance Guide, presents a holistic overview of visa and green… [Read More]
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 U.S and 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]
International students have fewer obstacles to navigate, after U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced new policy guidance that eliminates the need for individuals who have applied for a change of status (COS) to F-1 student to apply to change or extend their nonimmigrant status while their initial F-1 COS application is pending. Under… [Read More]
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, autographs,… [Read More]
What documentation does a university need to hold on to during the special handling process? What kind of evidence do they have to have? What might the government request during this special handling filing? Get the answers to all of these questions and more in this short video by FordMurray founding partner Russell Ford.
What is the 18-month window for special handling, and how does it impact prevailing wage determination and labor certification? Attorney Russell Ford explains how to navigate the 18-month special handling window in the short video.
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.
Colleges and universities can use PERM Special Handling to sponsor noncitizen teaching faculty. Learn what makes Special Handling different, and what you need to know to start the Special Handling process in this short video by Attorney Russell Ford.