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.

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.

To learn more about Strasburger’s capabilities in this practice area, please contact Sujata Ajmera.

EXPERIENCE

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Anatomy of An Immigration Lawyer

Written by Alison Macor, Super Lawyers: Texas Rising Stars on March 16, 2018

As seen in Super Lawyer: Texas Rising Stars Magazine. On an average day, Sujata Ajmera fields dozens of phone calls from stressed-out clients. Will this Iranian national be able to travel to the U.S. to speak about his groundbreaking research? Can that Indian immigrant accept a promotion to a slightly different role without jeopardizing years Read More…


Implications of a Government Shutdown

Written by Sujata Ajmera on January 22, 2018

On January 20, 2018, the US Government formally shutdown pending approval of a federal spending bill by Congress. Though it appears Congress is working towards passage of a stop gap spending bill, in the interim, the shutdown is expected to impact immigration petitions and applications and, in some cases, delay the ability to file for Read More…


Travel Ban Stay Lifted

Written by Sujata Ajmera on December 4, 2017

On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a decision allowing the latest Travel Ban to take full effect while legal challenges to it in lower courts continue to be heard. The current Travel Ban, the third version issued by the Trump administration, places restrictions to entry into the United States on foreign nationals from Read More…


ALERT: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for all H-1B Petitions

Written by Sujata Ajmera on October 4, 2017

On October 3, 2017, USCIS announced that it would begin accepting Premium Processing Requests for H-1B petitions in every filing category.  The program was temporarily suspended in April 2017 for H-1B filings, causing disruption to businesses that frequently rely on the expedite option to accommodate employee travel and maintenance of status. The H-1B Premium Processing Read More…


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program Rescinded

Written by Sujata Ajmera on September 5, 2017

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration, through Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced its decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. The program was implemented through Executive Order by President Obama in 2012 and allowed certain unlawfully present individuals who entered the United States as minors to receive deferred deportation and Read More…


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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.

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.

To learn more about Strasburger’s capabilities in this practice area, please contact Sujata Ajmera.

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