Bond's immigration law practice is an integral component of its extensive representation of employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.

We recognize that, as our clients strive to fulfill their human resource needs, the employment of foreign national workers can be a critical source of talent. Our representative clients include industrial / manufacturing businesses, health care and educational institutions, professional services organizations and technology companies.

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In the modern era of heightened security and enforcement, federal and state government scrutiny of immigration law compliance is at its highest level. Bond immigration attorneys often assist and advise clients on issues involving: prevailing wage; Labor Condition Application compliance, preparing and maintaining public access files, and corporate successor issues. In addition, we train and counsel clients on national origin and citizenship discrimination issues, I-9 compliance, E-Verify requirements, Social Security no-match issues, and the complex applicability of state immigration laws. Finally, Bond immigration attorneys not only prepare clients in advance for DOL and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audits and investigations, but also defend them from Notices of Intent to Fine, and other enforcement proceedings before DOL, ICE, USCIS and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Ultimately, the goal of Bond's immigration attorneys is to allow our clients to have the personnel in place to perform the work that the client needs completed, and to manage the clients’ risks associated with immigration law compliance.

We also recognize that international travel poses particular concerns for foreign national workers and their employers. Bond immigration attorneys work closely with clients and immigration authorities to anticipate problems and manage the potential disruptions that may occur when employees travel abroad.

The decision to apply for United States citizenship is one of great importance. Determining whether an individual meets the eligibility criteria for citizenship and ultimately applying to become a naturalized citizen requires thoughtfulness and attention to detail. Bond immigration attorneys are experienced in providing strategic advice and preparing the necessary documentation for the naturalization process.

Bond immigration attorneys work closely with employer clients to evaluate permanent residency (or green card) options for their employees. Here, we strategize and advise clients on the recruitment process, we prepare prevailing wage requests and documentation needed for the filing of the Application for Permanent Employment Certification (PERM Application) with the DOL, where necessary, and guide clients through the filings of the appropriate petitions/applications with the USCIS and/or the State Department. In those special cases, where the foreign national employee has recognized extraordinary ability, or where his/her employment warrants a waiver of the typical labor market recruitment based on the national interest, we have had strong success in meeting our clients’ objectives of obtaining permanent residency status on behalf of these individuals.

Our immigration attorneys partner with clients, throughout the country, to negotiate the maze of U.S. Immigration Laws to obtain work authorization for foreign national candidates. Bond provides strategic advice to clients concerning the proper choice of visas for their foreign national employees. Our immigration attorneys are experienced in obtaining:

  • H-1B specialty occupation/professional visas (including H-1B1 visas for individuals specifically from Chile and Singapore);
  • H-3 training visas;
  • TN visas authorized under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for professionals from Canada and Mexico;
  • L visas for intra-company transfers of managers / executives (L-1A) and specialized knowledge workers (L-1B);
  • E visas for treaty-based traders or investors coming to the U.S.;
  • E-3 visas for certain special occupation professionals from Australia;
  • Other temporary visas for foreign business visitors, such as Board members, prospective employees, and foreign business collaborators meeting in the U.S.;
  • J visas for interns, students, scholars, trainees and other cultural exchange visitors, as well as providing advice and assistance with J waiver issues;
  • O visas for workers with extraordinary ability, recognized internationally in the arts, athletics, education or business; and
  • P visas for other artists, entertainers and athletes.

With respect to these non-immigrant visas, we represent clients throughout the intricate process of preparation, filing, and adjudication of applications and petitions with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of State (State Department) and U.S. Consulates and Embassies. Bond immigration attorneys are also available and experienced to assist clients with consular processing issues for both non-immigrant and immigrant visa holders.

Finally, Bond immigration attorneys help clients navigate the rules and regulations pertaining to various issues involving the F-1 student visa, including but not limited to Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), the use of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), student discipline consequences, and organizational policies and best practices.