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Within the ever-shifting landscape of U.S. immigration laws, regulations and policy changes, we deliver on short-term objectives like visa and green card approvals without losing sight of the long-term goals and challenges facing our clients and their global workforces.

BakerHostetler’s immigration practice applies a responsive and multidisciplinary approach to address our clients’ business- and employment-based immigration issues.

  • Develop and audit corporate immigration compliance programs and policies with respect to I-9 and Public Access File compliance, business traveler, third-party placement, reimbursement agreements, and permanent residence sponsorship.
  • Represent global and regional manufacturers, information technology firms, financial services companies, health plans, and insurance providers with employment and green card sponsorships.
  • Provide day-to-day counseling, policy development, and training of HR staff.
    Perform leading-edge work with cap-exempt H-1B visa petitions for hospitals, nonprofit health care organizations, and for-profit physician practices.
  • Synthesize immigration advice and analysis with employment, tax, and corporate colleagues to provide comprehensive solutions and risk assessments to high net worth individuals.
  • Obtain national interest waiver and green card approvals for physicians and researchers.
  • Conduct training sessions on I-9 compliance and E-Verify.
  • Represent a variety of employers in I-9 audits and work site enforcement actions.
  • Amass a record of successful federal court and administrative appeal challenges to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services adjudication decisions.

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