Barclay Damon provides experienced, knowledgeable and efficient legal counsel to corporations, institutions, professionals and individuals from around the world with business and family-based immigration issues. Our attorneys are intimately familiar with the changing and complex laws, rules and regulations pertaining to U.S. immigration. Our practice encompasses all aspects of business and family-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications, labor certifications, NAFTA-based border adjudications and consular processing.
From multinational corporations looking to transfer foreign employees to America, to U.S. employers seeking specialized skills offered by foreign job candidates, we provide experienced legal counsel to effectively navigate immigration and nationality laws. We work effectively and efficiently with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its immigration-related agencies (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement), which administers the immigration system and makes rules and regulations to complement Congressional intent.
We also work with the Border Patrol, the federal, state and local divisions of the Department of State and Department of Labor, as well U.S. consulates and other governmental entities involved in immigration policy implementation. Of particular advantage to many clients is our location in Upstate New York, which enables us to personally file certain applications for Canadian citizens at a local port-of-entry, eliminating costly and lengthy USCIS processing delays.
We also advise our business clients about employer sanctions and compliance with the record keeping, disclosure and anti-discrimination provisions of various immigration laws.
Practice Area Alerts
- New STEM Extension Regulations For Foreign Students: A Good Alternative to the H-1B that also Carries a Hefty Burden for U.S. Employers
- New STEM OPT Regulation To Take Effect in May 2016 Extending Training Period and Increasing Oversight
- New Law Allows Revocation of U.S. Passports as Leverage to Collect Taxes
- USCIS Issues Anticipated Final Guidance on Employer Responsibilities When they Transfer H-1B Employees to Different Worksite Locations