Fletcher Tilton's Immigration Practice Group has developed a depth of knowledge and experience to advise clients in all matters relating to immigration and nationality law. We are proud to have assisted many individuals realize their dreams, and many corporations fulfill their business goals.
We help our clients navigate the treacherous shores of US immigration laws. The many areas where we provide assistance and expertise include temporary, Nonimmigrant Visas for business visitors (B-1), visitors for pleasure (B-2), treaty traders (E-1), treaty investors (E-2), foreign students (F-1), temporary workers in “specialty occupations” including engineers, doctors and nurses (H-1B), exchange visitors or students (J-1), fiancées/fiancés of American citizens (K-1), intra-company transferees, both managers (L-1A) and specialized knowledge employees (L-1B), extraordinary artists, athletes and entertainers (O-1), athletic teams and performing groups (P-1), and religious workers (R-1). When Canadian and Mexican nationals wish to obtain admission to the United States on either a temporary or permanent basis for purposes of employment or investment under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we understand the required procedures.
To ensure compliance with complex laws and regulations, we advise employers regarding their responsibilities under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), assist employers in completing Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, perform immigration compliance audits, and respond to “no match” letters from the Social Security Administration.
We provide advice and assistance to foreign nationals in obtaining Permanent Residence Status (green card) and work authorization, including family-based petitions by American citizens and certain lawful permanent residents on behalf of immediate family members, employment-based petitions for skilled and unskilled foreign laborers, employment-based petitions of colleges, hospitals and medical schools for foreign nationals in the medical and teaching professions, and applications under the Diversity Visa Lottery from citizens of countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. We also assist lawful permanent residents seeking to become US citizens through the naturalization process.
We advise, prepare, process and obtain permanent labor certification, securing a determination from the Department of Labor that there are insufficient US workers to meet the demands of US employers so that local businesses may hire certain foreign workers. When foreign nationals and entrepreneurs seek to establish or acquire business organizations in the United States, we offer advice and counsel, including an analysis of any tax implications.
We represent foreign nationals and lawful permanent residents in exclusion or removal proceedings before Immigration. We also advise foreign nationals and their defense counsel on the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction.