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Immigration

Miami, Florida Immigration Lawyers

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Helping you with your immigration issues

Whether your goal is to live permanently in the United States or to work here temporarily, whether you are a high-powered executive, or a citizen adopting internationally or marrying your foreign fiancé, Manos Schenk has the experience to help you. Our attorneys assist clients with the full spectrum of immigration issues, including:

  • Immigration strategies and permanent residency
  • Investor-based EB-5 green cards, Employment-based EB-1 and EB-2 green cards, Family-sponsored green cards
  • Investor and work visas
  • E-2 treaty investor visas, L-1A intra-company transfer visas
  • Naturalization

 

Understanding the immigration bureaucracy

The U.S. immigration system is comprised of a complex web of intricate laws and vast bureaucratic agencies, each with its own rules, regulations and policies. Our attorneys maneuver comfortably through the red tape to bring you the best possible outcomes when dealing with the respective governmental agencies.

Applying for a visa

Applying for a visa is more complicated than just sending forms to USCIS. The U.S. government places strict requirements on qualifications and outlines inflexible procedures for filing. Mistakes on your application can lead to crucial delays and possibly a denial of the visa. Each type of visa comes with its own set of essential criteria, which must precisely match your qualifications. Our attorneys discuss your short-term and ultimate immigration goals to set up a long-range plan. We thoroughly analyze your situation to choose the appropriate pathway, and meticulously gather evidence that supports each element of your eligibility. We anticipate complications and troubleshoot before problems occur.

Constantly-changing immigration laws

Immigration policy is under constant debate and the laws are frequently modified. In addition, the various government agencies that administer immigration regulations regularly update their procedures, forms and guidelines. We stay current on the shifts in immigration law and updated on potential changes in the pipeline. To successfully advise you, we consider not only the laws as they exist but the possibility of beneficial — as well as harmful — reforms. Fastidious and dedicated, we relentlessly pursue your case and develop unique solutions in complicated situations.

 The United States is a nation of immigrants. Midway through our third century, we still rely on the talents and industry of immigrants for the innovation, research and development, and essential labor that keeps our economy moving. If you are seeking permanent resident status in the United States based on an offer of employment, or if you are an employer wishing to sponsor a worker, Manos Schenk can guide you through the complex web of federal regulations. We offer legal assistance in areas related to:

  • Filing a petition
  • Immigration categories E1 – E5
  • Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur
  • Labor certification
  • Misrepresentation of material facts or fraud defense
  • National Interest Waiver (NIW)
  • Employer sanction defense
  • Temporary Worker Status (I-129)

Employment-Related Immigration

(bureaucracy and the national interest)

Employment-based immigration is meant to benefit the immigrant, the employer and U.S. interests. U.S. policy attempts to balance the competing needs of attracting essential workers and ensuring that qualified U.S. workers are not disadvantaged. The hopeful immigrant must craft a petition with that understanding.  The experienced attorneys at Manos Schenk understand how the immigration bureaucracy works and what elements are essential to a successful petition.

Defense against violations

Penalties for violating immigration laws are severe, including heavy fines for employers and lifetime bans from entering the United States for immigrants convicted of misrepresenting material facts. Our skilled attorneys know what is necessary to mount a successful defense, and will defend you vigorously against such charges.

 

Florida Immigration Lawyers

Businesses and Employees Depend On

At Manos Schenk, our attorneys help employers resolve their immigration issues in a wide range of industries, including research, finance, information technology, telecommunications, healthcare, and oil and gas. Whether you are hiring an employee from overseas, are concerned about complying with the regulations and guidelines outlined by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), or have concerns about navigating through the complex U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) process, our firm has a proven record of securing non-immigrant, temporary employment visas and other business visas. We have also helped many foreign national workers obtain legal permanent resident status and “green” cards, or apply for naturalization of U.S. citizenship.

We are experienced and fastidious attorneys devoted to finding a solution that helps our clients achieve their goals of either living permanently in the United States or working here temporarily. We are knowledgeable in non-immigrant temporary employment visas and immigration matters involving:

  • B-1 visitors for business and B-2 visitors for pleasure
  • E-1 treaty trader and E-2 treaty investor
  • F-1 academic student and F-2 for the spouse or child of F-1
  • H-1B specialty occupations
  • H-1C nurses working here for up to three years
  • H-2B temporary or seasonal workers: skilled and unskilled
  • J-1 exchange visitor
  • L-1A executive and managerial transferee visas
  • L-1B specialized knowledge
  • O-1 extraordinary ability in arts, education, business, sciences or athletics
  • P-1 athletes and group entertainers
  • TN NAFTA Professional (TN visas for Canadian and Mexican professionals)

Providing personalized and thorough attention to your unique immigration case

We meticulously assess your situation in order to provide you with an individualized strategy that meets your needs. Every visa comes with its own set of essential criteria, which your qualification must match precisely. Mistakes on your application can mean delays or even denial. That is why it is necessary to recruit an experienced immigration attorney who can gather the documentation and evidence that supports your eligibility. Because immigration laws regularly change, we are dedicated to maintaining and deepening our knowledge so that you can advance smoothly through USCIS’s complex visa process.

Experienced Immigration attorneys helping you maneuver through the red tape

Even if your business has just one employee, you are required to comply with INA requirements on employment eligibility. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) enforces INA provisions addressing employment eligibility, employment verification and nondiscrimination. And the consequences of an employer unknowingly hiring unauthorized workers or failing to properly complete and retain an Employment Eligibility Verification Form, commonly known as a Form 1-9, can include criminal charges and penalties.

We can thoroughly examine acceptable forms of documentation, confirm your employees’ citizenship or eligibility to work in the United States, and help you conduct self-audits of your 1-9s each year to ensure they been completed accurately. Our attorneys also provide you with personalized immigration counsel so you can take proactive measures against discrimination lawsuits arising from improperly handled 1-9 forms under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).

Contact Miami, Florida immigration lawyers who can help you

Call Manos Schenk at (305) 341-3100 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. From our Beautiful Brickell / Downtown Miami area offices, we serve clients throughout Florida and the world.

 

 



Manos Schenk is located in Miami, Florida, and serves Miami as well as the surrounding South Florida communities, including Aventura, Kendall, Coral Gables, Homestead, Pinecrest, Hialeah, Miami Beach, Doral, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, Palm Beach, South Beach, Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County and Monroe County.



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