Immigration

With the recent increase in immigration activity, including government enforcement and new state immigration laws, employers are encountering issues that may impact their business.  Phelps Dunbar offers a broad array of immigration experience to both individuals and businesses.

The firm provides legal services in many areas of U.S. immigration law including, but not limited to:

  • Employment Based Visas
  • Family Sponsored Permanent Resident applications
  • Student Visas
  • Investor/Trader Visas
  • Religious Worker Visas and
  • L-category Visas

Additionally, we help facilitate the transfer of key personnel as well as aide companies in complying with the complex immigration requirements of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, Department of Labor, Social Security Administration and Department of State to retain highly skilled workers in such fields as information technology, medical research, computer software, engineering, hospitality and medicine. As advisors to employers, we also assist in compliance with the I-9 issues such as Employer Sanction Provisions of federal law requiring verification of the work eligibility of all new employees.

Phelps Dunbar's immigration practitioners are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.