Immigration and Global Mobility

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Led by a nationally recognized group of lawyers who are among the most well-respected immigration practitioners in the United States, the Corporate Immigration and Global Mobility Practice at Connell Foley LLP assists corporate employers of all sizes, from entrepreneurial ventures to the Fortune 500. The practice offers clients a full array of employment-based immigration legal services, including both Immigrant Visas (“green cards”) and Nonimmigrant (temporary) Visas, as well as international transfers of key personnel. Additional services include due diligence and risk assessment for immigration purposes, such as I-9 Employment Compliance/Employer Sanctions, and the unique immigration issues raised by mergers and acquisitions and other forms of corporate restructuring with regard to clearances required for the continued employment of foreign personnel after a reorganization.

Following is a representative list of immigration-related services available for clients:

  • Processing of H-1B petitions for third-party off-site placements
  • Obtaining approval of blanket L visa petitions for multinational companies
  • Securing J-1 and H-3 status for individuals training in the U.S.
  • Securing O-1 status for persons of extraordinary ability whose work is in the national interest
  • Obtaining United States permanent residence for executives, managers, and professional and technical personnel under the various employment and family-based immigrant visa categories
  • Advising on immigration issues and the hiring and retention of foreign personnel as consequence of corporate mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and stock and asset purchases and sales
  • Obtaining approvals of alien employment certification applications under PERM filing procedure 
  • Counseling employers on issues related to the termination of employees working under non-immigrant visas
  • Resolution of port of entry problems with Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection
  • Representing clients before the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, regarding H-1 investigations
  • Performing I-9 audits and conducting I-9 compliance training
  • Representing clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, including the Office of Immigrant and Employee Rights Section, regarding I-9 investigations, immigration compliance, and citizenship discrimination claims
  • Handling foreign visa and entry permits for individuals transferred by their U.S. companies to countries outside the United States
  • Advising multinational corporations on issues related to the transfer of non-U.S. citizens overseas and the obtaining of reentry permits for U.S. Permanent Residents transferred abroad
  • Counseling clients concerning voluntary or involuntary abandonment of loss of U.S. permanent residence and citizenship
  • Advising clients on the immigration consequences of criminal arrests and convictions, and on obtaining visas notwithstanding the existence of criminal convictions
  • Securing expedited processing of non-immigrant visas at US Consulates overseas
  • Obtaining Outstanding Researcher and Professor approvals for leading Universities
  • Handling citizenship and naturalization applications

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