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Employment-based “Green Cards” / U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency

We offer the full panoply of immigrant visa (“Green Card”) solutions for business owners, investors, executives, professors, researchers, professionals, artists, athletes, skilled workers and the best in their industry to live and work permanently inside the United States.

  • “EB-1” Multinational Executives and Managers / Persons of Extraordinary Ability / Outstanding Professors and Researchers
  • “EB-2” Advanced Degree Professionals and Persons of Exceptional Ability
  • “EB-3” Professional / Skilled Workers
  • “EB-4” Religious Workers and Special Immigrants
  • “EB-5” Investment “Green Card”
  • “EB-5” Regional Center “Green Card”
  • “PERM” Permanent Labor Certification
  • “NIW” National Interest Waivers

Temporary Work Visas

The complete array of non-immigrant visas are available to enable business owners, investors, executives, professors, researchers, professionals, artists, athletes, skilled workers, and the best in their industry to live and work temporarily, and in some instances indefinitely, inside the United States. These visas are often an initial step towards securing immigrant visas – Green Card status.

  • “A” and “G” Visas for Diplomats and Foreign Government/Organization Officials
  • “B-1” Business Visitor Visa
  • “E-1” Treaty Trader Visa
  • “E-2” Treaty Investor / Essential Employee Visa
  • “E-3” Australian Professional Visa
  • “H-1B” Professional Work Visa
  • “H-1B1” Singaporean Professional Visa
  • “H-2B” Seasonal Worker Visa
  • “H-3” Trainee Visa
  • “I” Foreign Media and Press Visa
  • “L-1A” / “L-1B” Intra-Company Transferee Visa
  • “O-1” Extraordinary Ability Visa
  • “P-1” / “P-2” Entertainer and Athlete Visa
  • “R-1” Religious Visa
  • “TN” Professional Under NAFTA Visa
  • All Corresponding Derivative Beneficiary Family Member Visas (such as “H-4” Visas)

Audits

Government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, may seek to review and re-adjudicate certain approved petitions and applications. Employers require legal counsel to ensure compliance and to protect their business interests.

Work Site Visits and Inspections

The U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Immigration and Customs Enforcement may conduct announced or unannounced onsite visits at places of business. Employers require legal counsel to ensure compliance and to protect their business interests.

E-Verify and I-9 Compliance

U.S. employers are required to complete and maintain Form I-9 documentation for their employees. Also, the federal government utilizes the E-Verify system – mandatory for federal contractors and in some states – to enforce U.S. immigration law.

For Families and Individuals

Family-Based Immigration

Spouses, parents, siblings, adult children and fiances may petition certain family members to secure U.S. residency status inside the United States.

  • I-130 Family-based Petitions for Visas and “Green Cards” 
  • “K-1” Fiance Visa

Temporary Student, Trainee and Visitor Visas

For many, single entry into the United States, even on a simple tourist or student allows them to experience life in America for the first time. Many seek to work or live inside the United States later on based upon this experience.

  • “B-2” Visitor/Tourist Visa
  • “F-1″ Student Visa
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
  • “J-1” Academic Trainee Visa
  • “M-1” Vocational Student Visa

U.S. Citizenship

The ultimate goal for many immigrants, U.S. citizenship is a privilege and responsibility that completes the immigrant journey.

  • Naturalization
  • Claims for Citizenship

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Relief

Spouses and children suffering through domestic violence may safely secure protection and self-petition for their immigrant rights, without the knowledge or assistance of their abusive family member.

  • I-360 VAWA Self-Petition for “Green Card” Status

“T” Visa for Victims of Human Trafficking

Victims of trafficking, such as for purposes of labor or sex, may safely secure protection under the law, and self-petition for their immigrant rights, without the knowledge or assistance of their traffickers.

  • I-914 Application for “T” Visa Status

“U” Visa for Victims of Qualifying Criminal Activity

Victims of certain crimes may safely secure protection under the law, and self-petition for their immigrant rights, without the knowledge or assistance of the perpetrators.

  • I-918 Self-Petition for “U” Visa Status

Deportation / Removal Defense

Those in deportation/removal proceedings or detained by law enforcement, require skilled counsel to have them released from detention and to defend their rights in court.

  • Asylum (Affirmative or Defensive Claims); Withholding of Removal; Relief under CAT
  • Adjustment of Status
  • 212(c) waiver for lawful permanent residents
  • 212(h) waiver
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Voluntary Departure

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Certain persons who came to the United States unlawfully as minors may seek legal protections and a work permit inside the United States.

  • I-821D Affirmative and Renewal Applications and Work Authorization

Additional Solutions for Business, Family and Individuals

These immigration solutions may be available to certain individuals whether they are immigrating
based upon business or educational opportunities, family relationships, or individually.

Waivers and Certain “Out-of-Status” Relief

Countless foreign nationals within the United States are ineligible for the immigration benefits they seek because of prior errors in their immigration history, such as fraud, criminality, overstaying their visa period, aging-out, and other reasons. But waivers and other legal strategies may be sought to secure the valuable immigration benefits they seek after all. 

  • I-601A Stateside Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
  • I-601 Inadmissibility / Fraud Waiver
  • Section 245(i) Adjustment of Status (the “LIFE Act”)
  • Section 245(k) Adjustment of Status
  • “C-1/D-1” Crewman “Jump-Ship” Waiver
  • Child Status Protection Act Relief (the “CSPA”)

U.S. Consular Processing

Applying for and securing actual visas or other immigration benefits through the U.S. Department of State at U.S. Consulates abroad, requires deftly navigating each Consulate’s unique procedures and requirements.

  • S. Department of State Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visa Applications
  • Visa Consular Interviews
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Returning Resident Visa

Responses to Requests for Further Evidence; Notices of Intent to Deny; or Notices of Intent to Revoke

Government agencies, such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of State, may require detailed information and voluminous documents before adjudicating a pending petition or application – or they may even seek to rescind the approval of previously-adjudicated petition or application.

Nunc Pro Tunc Filings

Under limited circumstances, even the late filing of a petition, application or other documentation may be deemed acceptable by the applicable U.S. government agency, such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of State. 

Expediting and Reinstatement of Cases

U.S. immigration law, policy, and procedure may slow, or even halt, the immigration process for particular cases. There are legal remedies available to move certain cases forward, shorten processing times, and deliver the desired immigration solutions.

  • Humanitarian Parole
  • Humanitarian Reinstatement of Revoked Petitions
  • 204(l) Relief for Surviving Relatives
  • Writs of Mandamus
  • Congressional Assistance
  • Premium Processing

Visa Renewal and Extension Applications

Those foreign nationals lawfully maintaining legal non-immigrant visa status inside the United States may be eligible to apply for a renewal and extension of their status, or even change to another non-immigrant visa status, without exiting the United States.

Motions and Appeals

In unfortunate cases, when a government agency has erroneously denied a petition or application, a comprehensive and compelling motion and/or appeal must be prepared immediately and timely-filed to secure the immigration solution sought and deserved.

U.S. Federal Court Litigation

In certain cases, bringing and prosecuting a lawsuit in federal court is required to bring about the immigration solution a business, family and/or individual seek.

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