As part of our immigration services, our attorneys assist individuals to obtain temporary or permanent admission into the United States through employment and family based petitions. Our lawyers also assist foreign companies that are interested in establishing an office in the US and wish to transfer employees to complete this process. Our firm offers a comprehensive approach to this process since in addition to experienced immigration attorneys, we have attorneys that have vast experience in handling business, criminal, and family related issues and are available to assist throughout the entire immigration process.
We assist with many visa options including:
Temporary, Nonimmigrant Visas
- H-1B: This includes specialty occupations (e.g., architecture, engineering, medicine, accounting); professionals from Chile and Singapore under the Free Trade Agreement; specialty occupations related to the Department of Defense Cooperative Research and Developments projects; and, fashion models of distinguished merit and ability.
- H-2A and H-2B: Temporary or seasonal agricultural and non-agricultural workers.
- L: This visa is designed for multinational companies to transfer an executive or managerial employee, or one with specialized knowledge, from its office abroad to a US office. It also allows the transfer of the employee in order to open the US business.
- O: Individuals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, athletics, or motion picture or TV production.
- P: Athletes, individual performers, and members of an entertainment group that do not meet the extraordinary ability requirement to qualify for an O visa.
- R: Religious workers.
- TN: Temporary professionals from Canada and Mexico that qualify under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Permanent, Immigrant Visas
- First Preference (EB-1): Individuals of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; outstanding professors or researchers; and, multinational executives and managers.
- Second Preference (EB-2): Individuals who are members of the professions holding advanced degrees and individuals with exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business. This category requires the filing of a Labor Certification, unless a national interest waiver is obtained.
- Third Preference (EB-3): Includes professionals, skilled workers, and other workers. This category requires the filing of a Labor Certification, however there is no waiver option available.
Temporary Investor Visas
- Treaty Trader (E1): Nationals of a treaty country (a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation) admitted to the United States solely to engage in international trade on his or her own behalf. Certain employees of such a person or of a qualifying organization may also be eligible for this classification.
- Treaty Investor (E2): Nationals of a treaty country (a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation) admitted to the United States to invest a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business. Certain employees of such a person or of a qualifying organization may also be eligible for this classification.
Permanent, Immigrant Investor Visas
- Fifth Preference (EB-5): This category is for individuals that will be investing in the US and creating jobs. It provides for a 2 year conditional residence, followed by permanent residence once the conditions have been removed.
FAMILY BASED PERMANENT, IMMIGRANT VISAS
- Immediate Relatives of US Citizens: Spouses, Parents, and Children
- First Preference: Unmarried, adult sons and daughters of US citizens
- Second Preference: Spouses, unmarried children, and unmarried adult sons and daughters of Permanent Residents
- Third Preference: Married sons and daughters of US citizens
- Fourth Preference: Siblings of US citizens
We also work with individuals that are interested in becoming United States citizens, facing removal proceedings, and seeking asylum.