United States immigration regulations prohibit international students in the U.S. on F-1 student visas from participating in employment. F-1 visas provide for only limited employment authorization types, most of which must be connected to the degree the athletes pursue. If an employee model is ushered in for some athletes, “overnight we could have any number of international student-athletes that are immediately in violation of their [F-1 student] status,” Ksenia Maiorova told Eric Prisbell of On3 NIL.




  • Ksenia Maiorava

    Ksenia Maiorova is a Partner in Green and Spiegel’s Orlando office. With more than 15 years of legal experience, Ksenia is recognized as one of the nation’s leading specialists in sports immigration and has vast experience representing athletes, coaches, and other sports industry professionals in connection with their applications for visas and permanent resident status.

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