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Immigration
OVERVIEW

Maynard Cooper’s immigration practice group represents domestic and international business entities, organizations, and individuals seeking practical solutions to complex immigration matters. We help our clients obtain non-immigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent) visas, provide outbound immigration services for employers who require work authorization for their employees abroad, and assist businesses with immigration-employment compliance under the Immigration Reform and Control Act. We also advise high-net worth individuals, investors and entrepreneurs, developers, and regional centers regarding the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. We provide a full-range of immigration services to clients across many industries, including technology, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, education, government contracting, and research and development. Representative immigration services include:

  • Business and tourism visas, including travel under the Visa Waiver Program
  • Temporary employment-based visas, including treaty traders and investors (E), specialty occupations (H-1B), temporary workers (H-2), intra-company transferees (L), persons with extraordinary ability (O), and Canadian and Mexican professionals under NAFTA (TN)
  • Study and exchange-based visas under the F, M and J categories
  • Internal I-9 audits and consulting, including establishing I-9 compliance policies and procedures
  • Internal H-2B audits, compliance and consulting
  • Representation in government audits, investigations and inquiries conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Labor (DOL), and/or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Permanent employment-based immigration for priority workers (EB-1), persons with advanced degrees (EB-2), professional and skilled workers (EB-3), religious workers and special immigrants (EB-4), and investors (EB-5)
  • Permanent family-based immigration for spouses, fiancés, children, parents, and siblings of U.S. citizens and/or lawful permanent residents
  • Consular legal services at U.S. embassies and consulates abroad
  • Outbound immigration services for employers and government contractors with employees abroad
  • U.S. citizenship and naturalization procedures
May 21, 2019
RANDALL MINOR PARTICIPATES IN BBJ’S OPPORTUNITY ZONES TABLE OF EXPERTS

Randall Minor, a shareholder in the Firm’s Real Estate and Economic Development practice groups, represented Maynard Cooper in the Birmingham Business Journal’s Table of Experts: Insights into Opportunity Zones. This edition of Table of Experts was released in the May…

May 17, 2019
2019 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: WEEK NINE

With 21 of the constitutionally permitted 30 days used after a three-day week this week, the 2019 Regular Legislative Session has begun to pick up the pace for a sprint to the finish. The House plans to take up only…