Immigration

Immigration and global mobility are key to the success of companies operating internationally. As events and shifting governmental priorities in the United States and around the world impact U.S. immigration rules and requirements, it is important to:

  • Understand the law and government policies and practices that can impact you, your business or your family
  • Know the consequences of noncompliance
  • Recognize your options for remaining mobile across borders
  • Take an insightful and strategic approach to global mobility that supports your business or personal goals

The immigration practice team at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP is made up of seasoned, knowledgeable and professional U.S. attorneys who have a deep connection to the immigration matters impacting businesses and individuals in the U.S., Canada and around the world. We offer comprehensive immigration services and support based on a deep and expansive knowledge of the strategies and solutions that work best to keep you mobile across borders.

For businesses, we offer streamlined and thoughtful support to help you maximize your success—whether that requires travel to the U.S. for a business visit, project work, an expatriate assignment or expansion into a new jurisdiction. We understand that pursuing your goals and dreams often takes you to places you never thought possible, and offer customized support as a true partner. Our immigration practice group will work hand in hand with your global mobility, human resources, legal and other stakeholders to design and implement an immigration strategy that:

  • Assists you with recognizing and taking advantage of opportunities
  • Proactively highlights risks and addresses concerns
  • Transparently communicates what you need to know to plan, action and reach your goals
  • Helps you look past your immediate needs to what’s coming next

For individuals and families, we take a deeply personal approach to immigration, understanding that the motivations and pathways driving you to visit or move to the U.S. can be life changing. Our attorneys chose to practice in the field of immigration because we deeply value:

  • Helping others to seize and making the most of opportunities
  • Guiding you through complex processes that can improve your life and the lives of your family members
  • Leveraging the strengths of individuals—regardless of nationality—to build stronger and brighter futures

Our immigration services include application and program support for:

  • Nonimmigrant visas, including applications under the B, E, H, K, L, O, P, R, TN and other relevant classifications
  • Immigrant processes, including PERM labor certification and permanent residence (“green cards”)
  • Waivers, including national interest waivers and waivers of grounds of inadmissibility
  • Port of entry issues, including advocacy before U.S. government agencies (where permitted)
  • Obtaining U.S. citizenship, and loss of U.S. citizenship
  • Immigration compliance
  • Program management and support
  • Medical and security clearance
  • Complex immigration cases issues
  • Related immigration processes and permissions