A business immigration lawyer provides legal services to businesses seeking to hire foreign nationals, establish a business presence in the United States, or otherwise navigate the U.S. immigration system. They work with a variety of clients, including startups, multinational corporations, universities, and research institutions. Some of the specific tasks that a business immigration lawyer may handle include:
- Advising businesses on visa options for foreign workers, including H-1B visas for skilled workers, L-1 visas for intracompany transferees, and O-1 visas for individuals with extraordinary abilities.
- Preparing and filing visa applications and petitions with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), as well as responding to Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and other inquiries from USCIS.
- Conducting compliance audits to ensure that businesses are in compliance with immigration regulations, including I-9 requirements and labor condition application (LCA) obligations.
- Representing businesses in immigration-related litigation, such as challenges to visa denials or revocations.
- Providing guidance on immigration strategies and best practices to ensure that businesses can attract and retain the talent they need to grow and succeed.
Overall, a business immigration lawyer is focused on helping businesses navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of U.S. immigration law in order to achieve their goals and drive economic growth.