EMPLOYMENT AND INVESTOR BASED IMMIGRATION LAWYERS SERVING HIDALGO COUNTY
and NORTHERN MEXICO
Whether you are a U.S. company seeking foreign talent or a foreign investor
looking for capital investment in the U.S., our legal team is ready to
provide you with a comprehensive, creative, and effective solution that
perfectly and intelligently complements your organization's financial
The employment-based immigration process can be one full of tedious procedures,
requirements, and systems. One minor mistake or one deadline missed could
put your greatest dreams on hold or at a complete stop. When the stakes
are high, you will want your best interests and objectives upheld by a
qualified immigration lawyers who have a proven record of success and
Visas For Entrepreneurs and Professionals
From initial strategic planning for your international business interests
to continued immigration compliance as you conduct business in the United
States, De La Garza & Ramirez are committed to ensuring that your
needs are met on time and within budget.
We have handled employment immigration cases, including:
Temporary Workers: Individuals from highly specialized areas of work can obtain temporary
visas to conduct work, employment, or training in the U.S. From teachers
and students to agricultural workers, we can help you obtain the necessary
documentation needed to help you pursue your dream.
Foreign Investors: Investors from qualified treaty countries can apply for E-1 or E-2 visas.
Once a visa has been obtained, a foreign investor can conduct business,
manage international investments, conduct transactions, or even bring
their family along for the duration of the visa.
Athletes and Entertainers: Our firm has represented internationally recognized athletes, and entertainers
from around the world. Athletes, artists, and other types of entertainers
can apply for P or O visa status, as well as their spouses, minor children
and essential support staff.
Professors and Researchers: Professors and other educational researchers who have extraordinary abilities
can apply for several visa categories. Visas can grant permission to continue
research in the U.S. or teach at an American institute of higher education.
I-9 Policy Development and Compliance
Current immigration law requires all U.S. employers to verify the identity
and work authorization of all individuals hired for work. Immigration
Customs and Enforcement (“ICE”) and the Obama administration
have begun to aggressively pursue and punish employers who violate immigration
law. Increasing audits and workplace raids have left many employers exposed
to both civil and criminal liability. In addition to civil fines and penalties,
many employers also face federal criminal charges such as knowingly making
false statements on federal forms, conspiracy to knowingly hire illegal
aliens, aiding and abetting the illegal entry and stay of illegal aliens
and mail, wire and document fraud.
De La Garza & Ramirez offers comprehensive I-9 compliance programs
that will reduce or eliminate the risk of ICE audits and investigations:
- Initial I-9 completion and document verification
- Timely re-verification
- Representation and advice with ICE audits and investigations
- Development of effective I-9 company policy and training programs
From conglomerates to small businesses, the global economy has been a rapidly
changing atmosphere. Influenced by the increasing international demand
for foreign interests, the pursuit of employment-based immigration visas
and residency has been on the upswing. We can help you obtain any type
of non-immigrant employment visa solution and keep you informed of your
rights and long-term immigration options every step of the way.
Call De La Garza & Ramirez
today. We would be happy to
consult with you in English or Spanish.