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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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All Petitioners Seeking H-1B Visas - USCIS resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa extension of stay petitions and for all types of H-1B petitions.
Ability to Apply for SSN along with EAD Filing - As of Oct. 2, 2017, Form I-765 applicants will have the option to apply for a Social Security number (SSN) at the same time they apply for employment authorization or for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). SSA estimates this will reduce visits to their offices by almost 400,000 annually.
EB-1, EB-3 Categories Show Progress in Visa Bulletin for October – Several developments in employment-based categories were announced in the Department of State's Visa Bulletin for the month of October 2017.
Registration for Diversity Visa Program for FY 2019 Begins in October – Registration for the Diversity Visa Program for fiscal year 2019 (DV-2019) will begin at noon ET on October 3, 2017, and end at noon ET on November 7, 2017. For FY 2019, 50,000 diversity visas will be available.
State Dept. Issues New 90-Day Rule for Misrepresentation – The Department of State recently updated the Foreign Affairs Manual with a new 90-day rule on misrepresentation.
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