Parker, Butte & Lane is a nationally recognized immigration law firm, home to six of Portland, Oregon’s top immigration lawyers. Our attorneys provide complete and personalized immigration representation and counsel for corporate and nonprofit clients as well as for individuals.

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Parker, Butte & Lane’s immigration lawyers assist in preparing all temporary visa petitions and applications for permanent residence. Our clients include Fortune 500 high tech and biotech companies in Oregon as well as small entities and individuals. We have helped companies meet the immigration challenges involved in start-ups, acquisitions, reorganizations and spin-offs. Most importantly, we have built our reputation on promptly responding to our clients' needs by providing strategic, proactive business immigration planning advice.

Our attorneys have helped to keep families together in both deportation defense scenarios and through family based visas. We represent applicants for asylum before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (Legacy INS) as well as the Immigration Court, and have developed a reputation for outstanding achievement in litigating complex deportation and removal cases. Learn more...

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The Driver’s License Initiative That Never Was

It was a total surprise to see how drastically Measure 88 (the driver’s license initiative) went down to defeat in this month’s election.  It seemed like a winner that would protect the general public and provide more accountability for the undocumented. We can be fairly certain that the undocumented will drive without licenses because they […]

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Updated USCIS Definition for “Parent”

USCIS issued a new policy (PA-2014-009) clarifying the definition of “mother” and “parent” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to include gestational mothers using assisted reproductive technology regardless of whether they are the genetic mothers.  The government concluded that the term “mother” and “parent” under the INA includes any mother who:  (1) gave birth to the child, and (2) was the child’s legal mother at the time of birth under the law of the relevant jurisdiction.

 

U.S. to Extend Visas for Chinese Short-Term Business Travelers, Tourists, and Students

Starting on November 12, the United States and the People’s Republic of China will reciprocally increase the validity of short-term business and tourist visas and student and exchange visas issued to each other’s citizens.  Chinese applicants who qualify for a B-category nonimmigrant visa (NIV) may now be issued multiple-entry visas for up to 10 years for business and tourist travel. Qualified Chinese students and exchange visitors and their dependents who qualify for F, M, or J-category visas are now eligible for multiple-entry visas valid for up to five years or the length of their program.

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