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Immigration

Our attorneys have a wealth of experience and capabilities assisting clients navigate the challenges, changes and complexities of immigration laws and regulations in the United States.  They guide employers in protecting their businesses with accurate information, sound advice and sage guidance.  While the obstacles are myriad when it comes to the ever-changing immigration regulations, a clear and comprehensive road map can help avoid wrong turns and costly accidents.

Our lawyers advise employers and individuals on immigration matters related to:

  • Employment:  Nonimmigrant/Immigrant Petitions and Visas– We assist employers in securing work authorizations for foreign national employees in the United States and navigating the labor certification process.
    • H-1B visas for skilled workers and advanced degree professionals
    • L-1A visas for intracompany transferees in managerial or executive positions
    • L-1B visas for intracompany transferees in positions utilizing specialized knowledge
    • E-1 visas for treaty traders and qualified employees
    • E-2 visas for treaty investors and qualified employees
    • E-3 visas for certain “specialty occupation” professionals from Australia
    • TN visas for Canadian and Mexican citizens
  • PERM Labor Certification Applications
  • Permanent Resident Applications
  • Compliance with immigration disclosure and documentation requirements from governmental agencies
  • I-9 process
  • I.C.E. audits

Community Service

At Williams Kastner, we believe that equal access to justice for all is the cornerstone of our judicial process.  As individuals, as citizens, and as attorneys we are committed to upholding this principle and offer our legal services and skills to people and organizations of limited economic means.

Our pro bono work in the Pacific Northwest is focused on the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project (“NWIRP”) and we have a large contingent of attorneys who work for this organization in assisting immigrants attain safe asylum in the United States.   Founded in 1984, the mission of the NWIRP is dedicated to providing justice for low-income immigrants, helping to defend and pursue their legal status.  The organization relies on volunteer attorneys to provide direct legal services to “uphold basic human rights, preserve family unity, prevent persecution, protect children and provide hope for justice.”  Since our partnership began with the NWIRP in 2006, we have successfully secured asylum for more than 22 individuals.

In July of 2008, Williams Kastner was named the recipient of the NWIRP’s annual Amicus Award, for our continued commitment to furthering immigrant and refugee rights. For additional information on the organization and our involvement with the NWIRP, please visit http://www.nwirp.com/.


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