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The Immigration attorneys at Chamberlain Hrdlicka have considerable experience handling the entire spectrum of immigration matters for individuals, families and businesses both in the U.S. and abroad. We have represented clients in all parts of the United States and in more than 100 countries.

We have represented companies and non-profit organizations both in the U.S. and abroad in obtaining U.S. immigrant and non-immigrant visas through the employment, business and investment categories, as well as in U.S. citizenship matters. Additional expertise includes employment cases, labor certifications and consular work.

For individuals, we have handled a wide range of immigration matters including visa processing, naturalizations and defense of removal (deportation) cases. And with support from the Tax Planning group, have assisted in pre-immigration tax planning.

While the constant change in U.S. immigration laws presents challenges for many in this area of work, we are at the forefront of this rapidly changing field of law. As members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and founding members of IMMLAW, Chamberlain’s immigration team actively participates in the exchange of ideas and information in emerging areas so that our clients can benefit from the most innovative techniques in the ever-changing immigration environment.

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H-1B visa season is upon us. Here is a handy breakdown of the process. Please do not hesitate to contact our office should you have any questions.

  1. H-1B Qualification. The employee must qualify for a specialty occupation. A specialty occupation requires theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, and attainment of a bachelor’s or higher degree in the specific specialty (or its equivalent) as a minimum for entry into the occupation in the United States.
  2. The Prevailing Wage and actual wage must be determined and compared. The H-1B sponsoring ...
Categories: Immigration

Are you considering transferring a manager from one of your foreign offices to the United States? If so, the L-1A nonimmigrant visa may be the right classification for your company.

L-1A visa allows multinational companies with a branch, subsidiary, office, or affiliate in the U.S to transfer certain employees to the U.S. in order to work. Alternatively, qualified employees may be granted the visa to set up a U.S. office if none currently exist. Qualified employees may be granted a maximum initial stay of three years, with extensions available up to the maximum limit of seven years.

To ...

Categories: Immigration

Recently, Kisshia Simmons, an attorney in our Houston’s immigration practice, was a featured guest on Houston’s Better Business Bureau’s Business Houston Podcast, which provides relevant and meaningful interviews with small and medium business owners and business leaders. 

Simmons shared how our firm supports area employers and individuals with their immigration law needs. She also shared her insights on current immigration law trends, including the latest immigration policy changes and proposed legislation that have potential to affect Houston and Texas ...

Categories: Immigration