Immigration Team


    In an increasingly global market, U.S. employers recruit talented individuals for their specialized human resources needs from all over the world. To secure the services of such talent requires navigation of the complex and convoluted Federal Immigration law structure. Even employers that are not directly recruiting and sponsoring foreign-born employees are still affected by Federal Immigration laws through mandatory verification programs. Whether our clients need assistance in securing the services of international employee talent or in assuring compliance with hiring requirements applicable to all employers, Davis|Kuelthau is fully equipped to assist employers in navigating the complex U.S. immigration laws.

    We provide a full range of representation to employers in Immigration Law. Our attorneys have the expertise to assist in the following areas:

    Securing Temporary Employment Authorization

    • H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3
    • NAFTA Status
    • Extraordinary Ability in the Arts and Sciences (O-1)
    • Intra-company transfers (L-visas)
    • Seasonal Workers (H-2B)
    • International Trainee Programs (J-1 and H-3)
    • Trade and Investor Visas (E-1 and E-2)
    • Entertainers and athletes (P and Q visas)

    Permanent Immigration through Employment

    • PERM Applications and BALCA Appeals
    • Schedule A Occupations
    • Special Handling PERM (post-secondary teachers)
    • Extraordinary Ability in the Arts and Sciences
    • Outstanding Researchers
    • National Interest Waivers
    • Multi-national corporate executives
    • Employer Compliance and Audit Representation (I-9 and Employer Sanctions)
    • Unfair Immigration-Related Practices Defense
    • Discrimination Defense

    Services for Individuals

    • Family-based immigration petitions
    • Two-year foreign residence requirement waivers (J-1)
    • Naturalization

    Services for Employers of Physicians and other Health Care Employees

    • H-1B and PERM applications
    • National Interest Waivers
    • Interested Government Agency/Conrad 30 J-1 Waivers and Transfers
    • Hardship J-1 Waivers
    • Extraordinary Ability (EB-1) petitions
    • Outstanding Researchers

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