Services

03. Immigration 
Immigration Law Service 

Alpha Law offers a range of immigration law services. Whether you need to secure a visa to work in the United States or whether you’re facing a deportation hearing, our immigration law team can advocate for you.

We start with a personal, one-on-one consultation to get a sense of your situation and to develop a responsive plan of action. We take our client-lawyer relationship very seriously. Our foundational priority is to advocate on behalf of your needs and aspirations.

Learn more about our immigration law services in New York, and be sure to contact Alpha Law today to schedule a personal consultation.


 

Range of Immigration Services

U.S. Non-Immigrant Visas


There are several types of non-immigrant visas which allow a foreign national to work in the United States. They include H-1B (professionals), L (intracompany transferees), E (treaty traders/investors), F (students with practical training) and J (exchange visitor). We have assisted numerous clients in negotiating the complex maze of regulations, policies and operational instructions that must be navigated to obtain these visas. Issues of current concern include the impact of H-1B quota cap restrictions, portability for H-1B workers, acceptable wage surveys, the interplay between practical training for foreign students and H-1B petitions, changing visa procedures at U.S. embassies worldwide, corporate restructurings, layoffs and terminations, and work authorizations for spouses of L and E visa holders.

Our lawyers offer clients substantial experience in the analysis and representation of all other types of non-immigrant visas, including issues involving:

  • North American Free Trade visas for Canadians and Mexicans

  • Free Trade Agreement visas for Chileans and Singaporeans

  • Tourist visas

  • Extraordinary ability in science, education, arts, business or athletics visas

  • Entertainer visas

  • Foreign media visas

  • Exchange visitor visas

  • Foreign medical worker visas

  • International organization visas

  • Student visas

  • International cultural exchange visas

  • Religious worker visas

U.S. Immigrant Visas

Alpha Law lawyers possess extensive knowledge and in-depth experience in obtaining immigrant visas on behalf of clients. We fully understand the most recent changes in immigration laws regarding portability of labor certifications and immigrant visa petitions, tandem filing of immigrant visa petitions and adjustment of status applications, labor certifications and procedures and processing times for applications in the United States, as well as immigrant visa processing and procedures for U.S. embassies around the world. We also counsel employers regarding hiring foreign personnel who have pending applications and work authorization issues. Our attorneys have extensive experience in all facets of immigrant visas, including:

  • Labor certifications

  • Immigrant visa petitions

  • Multinational executives and managers

  • Outstanding professors and researchers

  • Exceptional ability visas

  • Nurses, doctors, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals

  • Special immigrants, including religious workers, returning permanent residents and broadcasters/journalists

  • Employment creation/investor

  • Employment-related family immigrant visas (spouses/children/brothers/sisters)

Global Visas

There are numerous immigration regimes across the globe.  We assist our clients in understanding the options and constraints in each destination country so that the best strategy can be selected, ensuring that both the client and its employees are fully compliant with local regulations.  Understanding the current global climate where both local labor market protection and the race for talent define the playing field, we work side by side with our clients to secure appropriate permits and visas. 

Alpha Law's global immigration professionals have extensive experience in the full spectrum of global immigration filings, including:

  • Employment, investor and family based work and residence permit applications

  • Permanent residency and citizenship filings

  • Business and Entry visas

  • Acquisition of vital records and personal documents

  • Program policy development and best practices for global compliance

  • Immigration project and/or program strategy

  • Immigration and compliance audit assistance

  • Client legal, HR, mobility, recruiter, and manager training

  • Benchmarking and reporting

Alpha Law attorneys forge relationships with clients to build comprehensive, effective and sustainable immigration programs tailored to fit the needs of our clients the world over. Through longstanding relationships with local counsel on six continents, Alpha Law takes the care to develop intelligent global immigration programs and practices that suit clients' needs ranging from the individual to the program level.

 

Immigration Training and Workshops

Alpha Law attorneys develop and conduct training programs for human resource managers, general counsel and supervisory level employees. The training programs and workshops are designed to meet a client's specific needs in a wide variety of workplace issues, such as:

  • I-9 compliance

  • Public inspection files for H-1B petitions

  • Portability of H-1B visa petitions, labor certifications and immigrant visa petitions

  • New immigration laws, policies and procedures globally

  • General foreign assignment considerations

  • Destination country specific considerations

  • Project planning

  • PERM labor certification applications

  • Creative alternatives to H-1Bs

  • Travel and security concerns in the post 9/11 world

Corporate Transactions

Our lawyers are sensitive to the immigration issues related to other transactional matters. When appropriate, we interface with our corporate, real estate, bankruptcy and tax attorneys to provide a complete range of legal services with respect to client needs. The following are representative issues on which we assist in business transactions:

  • Immigration ramifications of corporate restructuring such as mergers, acquisitions, asset transfers on employees' U.S. Non-Immigrant, U.S. Immigrant, and Global Visa status

  • Immigration issues for non-immigrants purchasing/financing real estate

  • Effect of bankruptcy on naturalization application

  • International and domestic tax ramifications for foreign corporations and foreign personnel

  • Tax ramifications of immigration status

Removal (Deportation) Counsel, Hearings, Waivers and Litigation

Our immigration attorneys have handled deportation (currently referred to as "removal") hearings, waivers, material witness warrants and federal court litigation. In the post-9/11 immigration climate, more people are being placed in removal proceedings. Many of those have minor or hyper-technical immigration violations. Further, corporate executives who had youthful indiscretions are also finding themselves in removal proceedings. Our attorneys are frequently called upon to assist in providing representation for the following types clients:

  • Individuals who have problems at the port of entry

  • Foreign personnel who are out of status because they worked for a second employer without permission or failed to file appropriate documents with the USCIS

  • Returning permanent residents with old criminal convictions which, at the time of the conviction, would not have been sufficient cause for removal

  • Corporate executives with old or expunged criminal convictions

  • Individuals seeking political asylum or relief from deportation under the United Nations Convention Against Torture

  • Individuals subject to waivers for misrepresentations, fraud, convictions, exclusion at entry, failure to possess appropriate documents

Special Immigration Services

Alpha Law attorneys also provide specialized immigration-related services to address the business needs of our clients. These services include:

  • Strategic advice and advocacy on specific client needs

  • Electronic alerts and other communications

  • Seminars and workshops on significant developments

  • Customized training programs