Employment-Based Immigration

Our firm represents U.S. employers, foreign national employees, and international students in assessing and pursuing the following immigration options:

  • Business visitors (B-1)
  • Treaty Traders and Investors (E-1 & E-2)
  • International students (F-1)
  • Professional workers (H-1B & TN)
  • Trainees (H-3 & J-1)
  • Intercompany transferees (L-1)
  • Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement (O-1)
  • Athletes, Entertainers, and Artists (P-1)
  • Religious workers (R-1)
  • Employment-based permanent residency including PERM labor certifications and special immigrant petitions for religious workers

Employer Immigration Compliance

We assist U.S. employers in meeting their immigration compliance obligations. We will work with you to develop immigration compliance procedures, audit current documentation, and answer Department of Homeland Security audits with minimal disruption to your business operations. Our  immigration compliance services include:

  • Review and assessment of in-house immigration compliance procedures
  • Internal audit of I-9 forms
  • E-verify support
  • Explanation and review of H1B public access files
  • Assistance with establishing procedures to prevent discrimination claims based on citizenship or national origin

Family-Based Immigration

We routinely represent U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who want to apply for immigration benefits for their parents, spouses, children, fiancés, and siblings born outside the United States. We are experienced representing beneficiaries living in the U.S. and abroad. Our services include assistance with the following:

  • Adjustment of Status
  • Petitions to Remove the Conditions on Lawful Residency
  • Consular Processing
  • Fiancé visas
  • Waivers for Grounds of Inadmissibility
  • Certificates of Citizenship

Citizenship and Naturalization

U.S. citizenship allows individuals to fully participate in our democracy by permitting access to voting in federal and state elections; travel abroad without time restrictions and with a U.S. passport; applications for certain federal jobs; and petitions for additional family members born outside the U.S. In addition, U.S. citizens may not be deported from the U.S.

Our firm represents permanent residents seeking to become U.S. citizens through the naturalization process. We also assist individuals who were born outside of the U.S. and have a claim to U.S. citizenship based on the U.S. citizenship of one or both of their parents.

Our services include assessment and applications for:

  • Naturalization
  • Certificates of Citizenship
  • U.S. passports

Representation of Vulnerable Immigrants

The U.S. has long been a beacon of hope for individuals seeking protection from persecution; human trafficking; domestic violence and other crimes; humanitarian disasters; childhood neglect, abandonment or abuse; and other traumas. We help these survivors navigate our complex immigration system to make applications for:

  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Asylum
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • T nonimmigrant status (T visas)
  • U nonimmigrant status (U visas)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

We assist noncitizens granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by monitoring proposed legislation and Department of Homeland Security guidance to assess their future immigration option.

Removal Defense and Appeals

We represent individuals in removal proceedings who want to remain in the United States. Our attorneys analyze individuals’ immigration histories, explain the options that exist to avoid deportation from the United States, and develop comprehensive trial strategies to present the strongest case possible before the Immigration Judges and government officials.

Our services include evaluating eligibility for any relief that might be available at any stage of the removal proceedings including:

  • Bond requests
  • Requests for prosecutorial discretion
  • Asylum and withholding of removal
  • Cancellation of removal for both lawful permanent residents and non-permanent residents
  • Adjustment of status in proceedings
  • Voluntary departure
  • Requests for administrative closure
  • Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals after a negative finding before the Immigration Judge

Investigations and Advisals

Our firm assists noncitizens in investigating their immigration options. Our services include:

  • Requesting copies of immigration records
  • Assisting clients in obtaining fingerprint records checks from law enforcement agencies
  • Obtaining criminal records
  • Counseling clients on the immigration consequences of their immigration and criminal histories
  • Advising clients and defense counsel on the immigration consequences of criminal charges and plea options

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