For over a decade, attorneys at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig have been helping reunite families, strengthen businesses, create jobs and protect children and the most vulnerable immigrants to the United States. Our lead immigration attorneys have more than 30 years of experience handling an array of immigration issues for high-profile individual and corporate clients.
Our practice serves a diverse group of clients including: multinational and Fortune 500 corporations, mid-sized privately-held companies, and start-up ventures. Our attorneys have experience across a wide range of industries, including: information technology, biotechnology, security, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, banking, healthcare, entertainment and food and beverage. In addition, we represent numerous universities, embassies, religious organizations, and other non-profit entities, as well as individuals, with immigration needs. We also handle asylum and government compliance matters.
Areas of Immigration Practice:
- Temporary worker visas
- Extraordinary ability in science, education, arts, business or athletics visas
- Foreign media visas
- Exchange visitor visas
- Student visas
- Foreign medical worker visas
- International organization visas
- Religious worker visas
- Non-profit work visas
- Tourist visas
- Labor certifications
- Employment-related Immigrant visas
- Multinational executives and managers
- Professors and researchers
- Exceptional ability visas
- Employment creation/investor visas
- Family immigrant visas (spouses/fiancés/children/parents)
- Nurses, doctors, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals
- Religious workers and broadcasters/journalists
- Returning permanent residents
- Citizen and Naturalization
The Immigration and Nationality Act, or INA, was created in 1952 by the McCarran-Walter bill of 1952, Public Law No. 82-414. The Act has been amended many times over the years but is still the basic body of immigration law.
In 2018, immigration laws and procedures are being changed, updated, modified or replaced constantly. In addition, there are limitations of the number of immigrant and non-immigrant visas granted by the U.S. Government. For example, H1-B temporary worker visas are limited to 65,000 a year, with an additional 20,000 visas reserved for holders of U.S. earned master’s (or higher) degrees. Permanent immigration is presently limited to 140,000 people per year. Yet as many as 6 million people will apply for a visa to be in the United States. For these reasons, it’s become even more challenging to accomplish individual or corporate sponsorship goals.
Our individual and corporate clients rely on our legal expertise to help navigate the complex systems of immigration laws, regulations and treaties in a timely manner. You may not know if you are eligible without talking to our experienced immigration team. Working closely with lawyers in our Corporate, Government Contracts, Intellectual Property, Labor, Employment and Benefits, and Real Estate sections, our team can proactively address any issues that may arise during the process.