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In an era of increased global competition for talent, immigration law has become more crucial than ever to an organization’s success.  Employers trust Strasburger’s attorneys to secure proper visas and other immigration documents, develop long-term immigration strategies, and resolve immigration compliance issues including worksite enforcement actions, I-9 audits, Deemed Export Rule issues, federal administrative hearings, and other complex matters.  Our practice also secures work authorization, legal residence and U.S. citizenship for highly talented individuals in the fields of science, the arts, athletics and business. 

Strasburger’s immigration expertise expands beyond the regulations themselves.  When warranted, we work in tandem with lawyers in the fields of labor & employment, international law, customs compliance, transportation, corporate law, and even white collar criminal litigation.  Our integrated approach ensures we provide employers with the necessary depth and breadth to tackle critical immigration issues.   

With the federal government prosecuting employers at unprecedented levels, the risks have never been higher for employers with I-9 related issues.  We provide highly effective I-9 audits, follow through to resolve worksite compliance issues with minimal business disruption, and defend employers faced with immigration related enforcement actions.  We also develop I-9 compliance programs and train employers on proper techniques for verifying employment eligibility and avoiding immigration-related discrimination issues. 
Strasburger is also uniqued qualified to create and support EB-5 Regional Centers.  Our multi-disciplinary team has experience with all aspects of Regional Center creation, management and support.  We also represent individual EB-5 investors as well as E-1/E-2 investors, where our immigration assistance is part of a broad spectrum of services including tax and estate planning, real estate and general corporate advice.

In addition, Strasburger’s immigration team works closely with export control attorneys to ensure compliance with all applicable U.S. export control issues associated with the employment of foreign nationals, including the Deemed Export Rule.  When desired, we also provide assistance at U.S. consular posts around the world.
The firm’s practice unit leaders are available to answer any questions about Strasburger’s capabilities.  To learn more about this practice area, please contact brian.graham@strasburger.com.
 
Immigration
OVERVIEW
In an era of increased global competition for talent, immigration law has become more crucial than ever to an organization’s success.  Employers trust Strasburger’s attorneys to secure proper visas and other immigration documents, develop long-term immigration strategies, and resolve immigration compliance issues including worksite enforcement actions, I-9 audits, Deemed Export Rule issues, federal administrative hearings, and other complex matters.  Our practice also secures work authorization, legal residence and U.S. citizenship for highly talented individuals in the fields of science, the arts, athletics and business. 

Strasburger’s immigration expertise expands beyond the regulations themselves.  When warranted, we work in tandem with lawyers in the fields of labor & employment, international law, customs compliance, transportation, corporate law, and even white collar criminal litigation.  Our integrated approach ensures we provide employers with the necessary depth and breadth to tackle critical immigration issues.   

With the federal government prosecuting employers at unprecedented levels, the risks have never been higher for employers with I-9 related issues.  We provide highly effective I-9 audits, follow through to resolve worksite compliance issues with minimal business disruption, and defend employers faced with immigration related enforcement actions.  We also develop I-9 compliance programs and train employers on proper techniques for verifying employment eligibility and avoiding immigration-related discrimination issues. 
Strasburger is also uniqued qualified to create and support EB-5 Regional Centers.  Our multi-disciplinary team has experience with all aspects of Regional Center creation, management and support.  We also represent individual EB-5 investors as well as E-1/E-2 investors, where our immigration assistance is part of a broad spectrum of services including tax and estate planning, real estate and general corporate advice.

In addition, Strasburger’s immigration team works closely with export control attorneys to ensure compliance with all applicable U.S. export control issues associated with the employment of foreign nationals, including the Deemed Export Rule.  When desired, we also provide assistance at U.S. consular posts around the world.
The firm’s practice unit leaders are available to answer any questions about Strasburger’s capabilities.  To learn more about this practice area, please contact brian.graham@strasburger.com.
 

EXPERIENCE
Representative matters handled by Strasburger immigration attorneys include the following:

Obtained a rare USCIS expedite of EB-5 Regional Center application for a Missouri regional center.

Numerous EB-5 Regional Center investor filings for high net worth individuals in Mexico, China, Canada and other countries.

Timely secured over 100 visas for a multinational organization to building a new state-of-the-art semiconductor fabrication facility in the United States.

Advised large national food service organization on immigration compliance issues, correcting I-9 issues at numerous locations nationwide and developing an effective compliance program.

Secured necessary visas to obtain skilled laborers to work in the construction and landscaping industries.

Evaluated a major construction company’s hiring processes and developed comprehensive new procedures to minimize risks of hiring undocumented workers and ensure compliance at multiple remote sites.

Obtained visas under the difficult Alien of Extraordinary Ability category for numerous individuals including the inventor of an innovative and successful medical device, an acclaimed country guitarist, a petrochemical expert and a world champion dancer.

Developed immigration strategies for a rapidly growing importer of Mexican specialty food products.

Successfully negotiated with officials from the Department of Labor to reduce penalty assessments related to noncompliance with labor condition application requirements.

Worked in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State to protect the rights of a minor U.S. citizen child who was the victim of passport fraud.

Assisted large employer fill seasonal need for temporary laborers through the H-2B visa program.