The Brooks & DeRensis Immigration Group works with US employers and foreign professionals to secure US work visas and employment based “green cards.” We move people seamlessly through the visa petition process before the US Department of Labor and the US Citizenship and Immigration Service, through the visa validation process before the US Department of State consular posts abroad, and through the border crossing process at air and land ports before US Customs and Border Protection. Our immigration clients include universities, hospitals, laboratories, artists, researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs, start-up companies, small and medium-sized multinational companies, and their founders.
We are known throughout New England and the US for our creative strategies to resolve immigration problems.
Our services include:
- Practice before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the US Department of Labor, the US Department of State, the US Customs and Border Patrol, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, US Executive Office of Immigration Review, and US Administrative Appeals Office.
- Transaction of US temporary visa petitions for foreign professional workers
- Representation before US consular posts abroad to validate US visas
- Counsel to US employers and their foreign employees concerning travel to the United States, living in the United States, working in the United States, and international travel with or without US or foreign visas.
- Training of employers, human resources directors, and supervisors on US work authorization questions, and on Form I-9 compliance.
- Representation before the interested government agencies (US Immigration Customs Enforcement, US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, and related) in an Form I-9 audit or investigation.
- Expert advice, counsel, preparation and submission of National Interest Waiver Petitions, of Extraordinary Scientist Petitions, and of Outstanding Researcher or Professor Petitions to classify an individual for the "employment-based green card."
- Personal representation at the airports and US border crossing points
- Foreign work visas for US workers abroad including to South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil.