Find Lawyers in Dallas, Texas for Immigration Law
Immigration is the American way and keeps our country strong by the positive contributions of our immigrant business owners, professionals, advocates, and community leaders. That’s why it is a great honor for me to represent and advise immigrants, businesses, and employers nationwide. As an immigration attorney and strategist, I help: U.S. businesses cut through immigration red tape and execute leading edge hiring strategies to win the global competition for top talent Highly qualified ...
Elise A. Healy has practiced US immigration law exclusively for over 20 years. She represents employers in navigating the complex US immigration system, and also high net worth individuals seeking to immigrate based on investment. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as small and medium sized enterprises. These organizations know that human talent is the source of their growth. They tap all sources of that talent, whether born in the US or abroad. Elise has assembled a team of se...
Harry Joe ’s clients receive the benefit of over forty years of experience in immigration and nationality law. For corporate clients, Harry provides support and advice in nonimmigrant visa matters, permanent residence filings, immigration-related corporate compliance issues, due diligence review, and immigration program development. Harry also represents employers in Worksite Enforcement proceedings under IRCA, and in litigation in the United States Immigration Courts, Board of Immigrat...
Immigration Law Definition
Immigration law is divided into two basic tracks: Family-based immigration is the process by which an individual is sponsored for permanent residence in a foreign country by a spouse, parent, or other qualifying family member. Business immigration is the process by which individual can obtain temporary or permanent residence in a foreign country on the basis of employment, self-employment, or investment.
Immigration practice isn’t limited to the entry of foreign nationals to the United States. Rather, a full-service immigration firm will have expertise in many jurisdictions. One of the most important facets of the practice is the ability to assist multinational organizations with the mobility of their global workforce – whether it’s to help a German executive obtain permission to visit China for a critical business meeting, or to assist when a United Kingdom company wants to hire a leading United States scientist to lead its R&D efforts.
The guidance of an immigration lawyer is particularly critical in the employment context. Most countries place stringent restrictions on the ability of non-citizens to work, in order to protect their native workforce. In many cases, a company that wants to hire a foreign national must get authorization from both immigration and labor authorities – a complex process that requires the sure hand of a lawyer experienced in practicing before all the relevant government agencies.
The work of the immigration attorney doesn’t stop when visas and other government authorizations are obtained. Once an individual enters a foreign country, there may be important compliance responsibilities facing him or her, family members and employers, from registration with local police, tax, or social insurance authorities to reporting obligations before government agencies. Failing to comply with these responsibilities can mean fines, penalties, and restrictions on an individual’s future travel or an employer’s ability to sponsor additional foreign nationals. The advice of an immigration lawyer is critical throughout an individual’s overseas stay.
In our global economy, the ability to move across international borders has never been more important to professionals and their employers – and the role of immigration lawyers has never been more important to global mobility.
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