Immigration

GlobeImmigration laws are well known for their complexity, and for being subject to policy and regulatory changes. As a result, it can be difficult for both companies and individuals to take effective action in important matters relating to these areas of the law.

You can be assured of highly experienced, proactive counsel on all types of business immigration law and many family matters, including formulation of migratory strategies, preparing and filing applications and representation of clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Departments of State and Labor, consular offices, federal district courts and administrative courts.

Our immigration attorneys and practitioners serve the needs of clients ranging from large multinational corporations to start-up companies and individual clients. We represent both foreign and domestic corporate clients, including well-known entertainers and athletes, entrepreneurs, professionals, persons who possess extraordinary ability, investors, and those looking to be united with family members in the U.S. In addition to helping clients obtain visas for their employees (or themselves), we advise businesses on compliance with employment eligibility verification procedures and visa-related aspects of corporate transactions.

In immigration, nationality and consular law matters, you need representation that does not end once documents are filed. Our team will remain actively involved in every step of the adjudication of each immigration document we file on your behalf, and we will put our many years of experience to work toward achieving the desired goal.

Areas of Expertise

Our areas of experise and experience include:

  • determination of most appropriate visa category and strategy (long-term and short-term)

  • B-1 (Business Visitor) visas and strategy

  • treaty trader and treaty investor (E-1 and E-2) visas and professional worker (E-3) visas for Australians

  • professional temporary worker (H-1B) visas

  • trainee (H-3) visas

  • individual (L-1A and L-1B) and blanket intracompany transferee visas

  • extraordinary ability worker (O-1 and P-1) visas

  • TN visas under NAFTA

  • permanent residency (green cards) based upon employment including labor certification (PERM) and exceptions

  • permanent residency (green cards) based upon family relationships

  • employment eligibility verification (Form I-9)

  • naturalization

  • asylum applications, hearings and appeals (China is frequently addressed)

  • deportatation defense

Deportation Defense

In addition, our firm is highly experienced in deportation defense. We have successfully argued against the removal of aliens before the Executive Office of Immigration Review, which consists of Immigration Courts throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as the Board of Immigration Appeals and Federal Circuit Courts. Whether it’s the employee or their family member who has fallen out of status or convicted of a criminal offense, our firm is knowledgeable concerning alternatives that allow the individual to remain in the United States, and experienced in aggressively pursuing these defenses against the Department of Homeland Security and its relevant divisions, such as Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Citizenship & Immigration Services.

Legal Team Immersed in Immigration

Bringing your matter to de Burca PLLC means working with a legal team that keeps close track of the latest developments in immigration, nationality and consular laws, and related employment law. Being vigilant about tracking changes that could affect you and participating in liaison activities with relevant government agencies are other ways that we are focused on your success.