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Immigration

Companies rely on us to handle the strategy and details of immigration issues so that they can get down to business

Varnum immigration attorneys navigate the laws and procedures of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State (DOS), Department of Labor (DOL) and state workforce agencies (SWAs) to place key personnel within U.S. operations and to facilitate relationships with overseas affiliates and partners. In addition, we counsel employers concerning work authorization issues and compliance with immigration and labor laws.

Our immigration attorneys are known for achieving positive immigration results and have established relationships with government agencies and legislative offices. We also support legal and human resources departments with internal management and communication. In addition, we monitor renewal deadlines to ensure continued status and work authorization for beneficiaries.

Recent events and their substantial impact on immigration law and procedures have clearly demonstrated the need to closely monitor U.S. and world events and to develop and implement appropriate immigration strategies. Our immigration attorneys meet that challenge through consistent review of developments and participation in regional and national conferences. We communicate these updates through timely client advisories, consultations and incorporation into our immigration practice.

We regularly advise and represent clients on a variety of complex immigration law matters, including:

  • Visas for professionals, technicians, consultants, international students, international business visitors, international intracompany transferees and international investors
  • Employment-based permanent residence applications, including labor certification processing
  • Permanent residence applications for multinational executives, research scientists and other extraordinary-ability foreign nationals requiring no labor certification processing
  • Immigration petitions for dependents of primary immigration beneficiaries
  • Immigrant visa applications based on family relationships to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
  • Expatriation of U.S. individuals to other countries for business purposes
  • Student and Exchange Visitor Information System certification and international student record management, implementation, training and operations
  • Faculty H-1B and O visa applications and EB-1 and special handling permanent residence applications
  • Advice on the Immigration Reform and Control Act
  • Advice on Form I-9 identity and employment authorization verification procedures
  • Advice on Social Security mismatch issues and procedures
  • Advice on immigration and work authorization inspections and audits

Since DES announced temporary relief against potential deportation for certain young immigrants, Varnum immigration attorneys have helped dozens of clients determine if deferred action is their best course of action. Advising clients on the appropriateness of deferred action can be just as important as the actual process, as there are significant pros and cons to be considered.

As with all of our services, you may speak with a Varnum attorney to discuss costs prior to establishing a relationship.

To be considered for deferred action, an individual must:

  • Be 15 to 30 years old
  • Have entered the United States under the age of 16
  • Have continuously resided in the United States for at least five years preceding June 15, 2012, and be present in the United States on June 15, 2012
  • Be currently enrolled in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a GED certificate, or be an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard or armed forces
  • Not be convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety

Desde que la Secretaría de Seguridad Nacional dio a conocer que daría un periodo de gracia para la deportación de algunos jóvenes inmigrantes, los abogados de inmigración de Varnum le han ayudado a docenas de clientes a determinar si la acción diferida es su mejor opción. El asesorar a clientes sobre la Acción Diferida puede ser tan importante como el proceso mismo, ya que existen pros y contras importantes que se deben considerar.

Así como ocurre con cualquiera de los servicios que prestamos, usted puede hablar con un abogado de Varnum para que le informe sobre los costos antes de entablar una relación.

Los requisitos que necesita llenar una persona para beneficiarse de la Acción Diferida son los siguientes:

  • Tener entre 15 y 30 años de edad
  • Haber llegado a los Estados Unidos antes de tener 16 años de edad
  • Haber residido de manera continua en los Estados Unidos por un período mínimo de cinco años antes del 15 de Junio del 2012 y que haya estado presente en EE.UU. el 15 de junio del 2012
  • Que esté asistiendo a la escuela, que se haya graduado de la preparatoria, que cuente con un Certificado de Educación General (GED, por sus siglas en inglés), o que haya prestado sus servicios de manera honorable en la Guardia Costera o en las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos
  • Que no haya sido condenado de ningún delito grave, delito menor de carácter significativo, de múltiples delitos menores o que no  represente un peligro para  la seguridad nacional o para la seguridad pública.

“Every immigration petition they prepare and file is in the highest quality. They are always available and give us expert advice on any immigration topic. They respond to our questions very quickly. Overall, we are very satisfied and happy with their services.”

Immigration Specialist, software company

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