The Immigration Group, based in Nashville Tennessee, handles immigration cases for foreign executives, managers, and professionals ranging from temporary work visas to permanent residence and citizenship. Our clients are corporations including multinational entities throughout the United States and in more than 60 countries. These corporations consist of healthcare providers, financial institutions, research and academic institutions, information technology companies, pharmacies, and foreign investors.
We assist employers nationwide with I-9 compliance under federal law requiring verification of the work eligibility of all new employees, regardless of nationality. Our firm provides guidance to employers regarding I-9 issues and conducts internal company audits to assess I-9 compliance. We assist employers who use the USCIS E-Verify program to verify work authorization online at the time of the hire and obtain “safe harbor” protection against “knowing hire” liability.
We assist employers in assessing the appropriate visa options to obtain and maintain work-based visas. Several visa categories are available to employers seeking to hire a foreign national. These include the H-1B “specialty occupation” category, the L-1 intra-company transferee visa, the NAFTA Professional TN work permit, and the E Treaty visa, among others.
Our firm handles the conversion from temporary work visas to permanent visas (“green cards”) and ultimately to citizenship. This includes the PERM, I-140 petition, I-485, and DS-230 processes.
The Immigration Group, P.C.
Dan White, Principal & Managing Attorney