US Inbound Services
We provide a full range of employment based immigration legal services, including representation in nonimmigrant and immigrant visa proceedings, labor certifications, adjustment of status and consular processing.
Foreign nationals coming to the United States are generally divided into two categories: Nonimmigrants and Immigrants.
Nonimmigrants are those persons entering the United States with a specific purpose and for a temporary period of time. Nonimmigrants include students, business visitors, and international exchange visitors. Generally, nonimmigrants must have ties to their home country, and a residence there to which they intend to return to upon completion of their stay in the United States.
Immigrants are those persons who are coming to the United States on a permanent basis. There are several different bases for obtaining permanent residence. The most common of these are sponsorship through employment, sponsorship through family-ties, asylum, and the Diversity Lottery.
Adjustment of status is the process by which persons who enter the United States as nonimmigrants are able to pursue immigrant visas and/or permanent residence in the United States. The most common examples of this are persons who are in the United States pursuant to H-1B or L visas.
It is important to note that each type of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa has specific requirements that must be met before the visa will be issued. Consulting with an attorney who is knowledgeable about these requirements, prior to submitting any applications or documentation to the USCIS, is highly recommended.
Since immigration is a federal law, we are able to assist companies and individuals throughout the U.S.A. and abroad.
US Outbound Immigration
We provide a full range of outbound immigration services to assist employers and individuals with foreign visa requirements, as well as tax and benefit planning for ex pat international assignments.
We provide representation in naturalization proceedings as well as derivative citizenship applications to legal permanent residents and US citizens. We also represent individuals in the US passport application process.
We represent foreign nationals in federal court litigation including removal proceedings, appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals, District Courts and Circuit Courts. We have handled appeals successfully before the First, Second, and Third Circuits among others.