We represent companies and universities across the US in obtaining work authorization for highly skilled workers, as well as permanent residences status. We represent artists, entertainers, scientists and researchers, and work with corporate clients to implement effective I-9 compliance procedures.
With over 16 years of experience in employment-based immigration law, our firm can assist you with all areas of business/employment immigration. We are experienced in both non-immigrant and immigrant visas, including H-1B and TN visas, L-1A & L-1B, O visas for Scientists, Artists, and Entertainers, Schedule-A Nurses, and Permanent Residence through PERM/Labor Certification, Faculty/Special Handling cases, Outstanding Researchers, and National Interest Waivers. We have represented clients in virtually every state within the United States. Whether you are in Dallas, Houston, Amarillo, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, or New York City – we are available to assist you.
Our firm has over 16 years of experience working with family-based immigration, including consular processing and fiancé petitions. We will work with you to find the fastest, most effective manner to reunite you with your family.
We make it our mission to give our clients the satisfaction of knowing that we zealously advocate for them through litigation in immigration court, at the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in federal courts.
A new immigration policy has gone into effect, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, that will allow certain individuals who meet specific criteria to request consideration of Deferred Action from USCIS. Deferred Action allows the individual to stay in the US temporarily to continue studies and work. If you receive Deferred Action you may also be eligible for work authorization for a period of up to two years, with the option of renewal available.
You may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if you:
Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
Some common questions and answers:
Is deferred action for childhood arrivals a new law?
No. Deferred action is a discretionary relief, to be determined on a case by case basis, by the Department of Homeland Security. It is a policy that allows those who are eligible to apply for a two-year work permit with possible extensions. It does not grant permanent residence, and it is not a path to permanent residence or citizenship.
Do I need to hire an attorney to submit my application?
As with any legal matter that is of great importance to you and your future, you should carefully consider seeking professional legal advice. While deferred action does not lead to a green card or citizenship at this time, the information you provide to the USCIS will be kept in your file, and should the law change in the future, and a path for permanent residence become available, you want to be certain that nothing you have submitted or signed your name on, has any false, misleading or derogatory information that could cause you to become ineligible for permanent residence in the future. How you proceed now, can and will impact your future!
If my application is denied or rejected, can I appeal?
No, you may not appeal or file a motion to reopen the application, but you may be able to re-apply, which means you would pay all associated fees again.
If you or anyone you know might meet the criteria below, please contact our office to set up a consultation to discuss the merits of your case.