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Immigration

Helping clients grow and manage a global workforce

Immigration issues are always complex and potentially mission-critical for US-based employers. Our attorneys have navigated the shifting maze of immigration laws for over 30 years, analyzing the nuances of each case to bring the best talent where our clients need them.

In today’s global economy and competitive talent market, companies need to be able to hire international talent and to transfer personnel across borders. For forty years, the Foley Hoag Immigration Practice group has advised our clients in accomplishing those goals and assisted our clients by preparing and submitting immigration filings for:
  • Temporary/Nonimmigrant Visa Status: we advise and assist on the full-range of nonimmigrant categories that authorize business activities or employment of a foreign national in the US
  • Permanent Resident/Immigrant Status: we assist clients with the complicated process of obtaining permanent residence for foreign nationals who have the qualifications to meet the requirements to become a permanent resident of the US based on employment with a US employer 
Our Immigration Practice group represents both established companies and start-ups in a wide range of industries, including computer/information technology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical industry, economic/financial consulting, investment management, retail, and traditional manufacturing.

Areas of Focus

Our deep experience in immigration law includes:
  • All aspects of immigration law related to temporary employment of skilled foreign nationals including: 
    • H-1B visas for employees in a specialty occupation
    • L-1 visas for managerial and specialized intracompany transferees
    • TN-1 classification for Canadian and Mexican citizens
    • O-1 visas for individuals with extraordinary ability
    • E visas (E-1, E-2, and E-3) for temporary workers
    • F-1 student employment including OPT and CPT
    • J exchange visitor visas
  • Permanent resident status including:
    • Labor Certification (PERM) applications
    • Employment-based preference petitions including EB-1A for individuals with extraordinary ability, EB-1B for outstanding researchers, and EB-1C for multi-national manager transferees
    • EB-2 petitions including National Interest Waivers
    • EB-3 petitions for skilled workers
    • Adjustment of Status
    • Consular Processing

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