We advise clients on obtaining immigrant visas and lawful permanent residence for company employees and individuals offered permanent employment in the U.S.
Practice specialty includes professional/skilled workers, intra-company transferees from foreign companies to U.S. subsidiaries, affiliates, or joint ventures, special/seasonal/intermittent need workers, temporary agricultural workers, religious workers, artists and athletes.
For entrepreneurs, investors and other business development professionals, we help attain visas to enable permanent or long-term working investment based visas in the U.S.
We advise business and corporate immigration clients on obligations for employee work authorization; audit and review I-9 employer verification forms and other record keeping requirements to ensure compliance with current regulations; advise employers in defense against government claims of employer violations or worksite enforcement actions.
We represent clients who are defending against U.S. Customs-related violations and seizures.
We partner with country-specific counsel and assist in country-specific employment visa and business immigration requirements for transfer of employees (foreign nationals and expatriates) to overseas posts; entry and border crossing issues/visa reciprocity; permanent residence in addition to work permit/visa options for spouses, children, and domestic employees accompanying expatriate workers.
Our current and past clients come from a range of industries:
Parker, Butte & Lane advises on how to legally reunite families and close relatives of U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and fiancés of U.S. citizens.
We assist clients with applying for U.S. citizenship through naturalization, various types of citizenship issues, from derivative citizenship (acquired at birth) to relinquishment o citizenship.
We represent and advise noncitizens whom the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (USICE) alleges are inadmissible to or deportable from the United States and who are in Immigration Court proceedings, or fear being placed in proceedings, to remove them from the United States.
We provide representation and advocacy for people seeking humanitarian protection in the U.S. based on fear of persecution if they return to their home country or last country of habitual residence.
We review eligibility requirements, file petitions to obtain deferred action, and assist with applications for an Employment Authorization Document.
This includes student and exchange visitor visas; extension of visitor status; consular processing representation on all worker, investor, and family based permanent and temporary visa applications.