Our Immigration Team is dedicated to the movement of people, primarily in and out of the United States. We provide immigration advice and services and handle business-related matters for multinational corporations; medical, financial, and academic institutions; information technology providers and users; foreign investors; manufacturers; individuals from many countries; and high-net-worth individuals. We regularly address your “global people issues” and provide guidance on your visa, employment verification (Form I-9, E-Verify), tax and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and EB-5 investment questions. We help organizations draft and introduce new legislation and have litigated citizenship and national origin discrimination cases. We are the only firm to simultaneously defend in court one employer sued for allegedly asking too many questions to verify work authorization and another employer sued for not asking enough questions.
Our immigration practice is heavily focused on obtaining visas for international personnel. We secure temporary and permanent employment-based visas and trader and investor visas for foreign employees of corporate clients and for individuals. We counsel employers on the employer sanction provisions (Form I-9, E-Verify, etc.) of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and the many related issues.
Our practice goes beyond business-related immigration—we have the knowledge to manage any immigration case, including immigration benefits for relatives of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, asylum, and deportation.
We have extensive experience working with the principal federal agencies that have jurisdiction over immigration matters: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Labor, and Department of State. In fact, one of our team members serves on the Verification & Documentation Liaison Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and deals daily with USCIS, DHS, E-Verify, the Social Security Administration, and other federal agencies.