October 13, 2016 (Portland, ME) – FordMurray, a growing business immigration law firm based in Portland, Maine, is pleased to announce that attorney Sara Fleming has joined the firm. Sara comes to FordMurray after eight years of practicing immigration law for clients in the higher education, healthcare and high tech industries in Boston. Sara focuses… [Read More]
Today the USCIS announced that it has received enough Petitions between April 1 and April 7, 2016 to officially reach both the U.S. Master’s Cap (20,000) and the “regular” H-1B cap (65,000). Further, the USCIS announced that the large volume of petitions received in both caps will result, again, in an electronic, random-selection lottery. The… [Read More]
STEM students may now enjoy up to 3 years of OPT work authorization after graduation Employers must meet new compliance steps to employ STEM students STEM students may obtain another STEM extension after obtaining an additional degree Today, the Department of Homeland Security issued a new rule that allows foreign national students graduating with degrees… [Read More]
On December 18, 2015, Congress enacted the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015. This law restricts the right of nationals of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Sudan, or individuals who have traveled to these countries, from utilizing the Visa Waiver Program (“VWP”). THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM The VWP is the most… [Read More]
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a significant change in the procedure for issuing Permanent Residence Status (or Green Cards) to foreign national workers. Many foreign national workers are subject to substantial “backlogs” in the issuance of Green Cards after an employer has sponsored them for permanent status. This is due to… [Read More]
Russell Ford was recently interviewed on the podcast “Discover Your Talent. Do What You Love.” In this episode, Russell talks about how controlling his own destiny while helping others has consistently motivated his career. Click here to listen to the episode!
Russell C. Ford’s client, Royal United Gamebirds, is highlighted in this Shotgun Life article for the growth and development of their business through the use of the E-2 investor visa. Mr. Ford, as indicated in the article, was instrumental in helping Royal United Gamebirds secure their initial and continued E-2 status. Understanding the needs of entrepreneurs,… [Read More]
Russell Ford recently appeared on the US Immigration Podcast with Mark Deal. Click here to listen to the show!