Immigration

Our immigration attorneys assist clients with all aspects of business immigration law. We efficiently obtain temporary employment-based nonimmigrant visas for foreign nationals, and facilitate the complex permanent residency process.

We also offer advice and counsel on I-9 and E-Verify compliance, as well as state law employment verification requirements to ensure a legal workforce. When necessary, we represent clients in litigation of immigration matters in administrative and federal court proceedings, as well as related anti-discrimination provisions.

Our team represents local government organizations, colleges and universities, multinational corporations, healthcare facilities, large and small businesses, and individuals before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Labor with:

  • Obtaining nonimmigrant visas for foreign nationals in E1/E2, H1B, H2B, J1, L1, 01 and TN status
  • Petitioning for lawful permanent residency for outstanding professors and researchers
  • Conducting I-9 audits of client employment files and develops compliance policies and training modules to ensure continued employment authorization for all workers
  • Representing clients before ICE, HSI and the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation during employer compliance audits and investigations
  • Obtaining work permits/visas for U.S. Citizens for temporary outbound placement
  • Obtaining J1 waivers for foreign medical graduates under the Conrad 30 Waiver Program
  • Establishing export control policies for clients to assure compliance with ITAR, OFAC and BIS licensing regulations

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