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Profiles in Immigration – Robust Recruitment and Retention Foster Innovation at Global Engineering Firm

“Learn and Teach.” That simple philosophy is one of the tenets of Structural Group, Inc.’s company culture and can be found throughout the organization. The philosophy, along with a company culture that values teamwork, engagement and innovation, has helped Structural Group become a leading provider of specialty construction and repair and maintenance services. Hiring Practices… [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 – 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]

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]

Profiles in Immigration – Home for the Holidays

The holidays, for so many, are filled with joy and merriment. For newlyweds Joe and Camila, this Christmas season provides even more to reasons to celebrate – as they spend their first holiday together as husband and wife in the United States. Joe and Camila met in March on Christian Mingle, an online dating website…. [Read More]

Profiles in Immigration – The Family Side of Immigration Law

As business immigration attorneys, we help companies employ the best possible candidates, regardless of their nationality. One of these businesses is a global systems designer for manufacturing companies. As a multinational entity with offices in Italy and Australia and the United States, this company depends on L-1 and H-1B visas to ensure the global mobility their… [Read More]