Practice Areas

Employment immigration

Employee-Based Visas and Immigration

U.S. employers are always looking for the best talent to help them innovate and grow their businesses and look to the global market place to find the best and brightest, those whose credentials and training are essential to provide specialized services and fill unique positions.  The U.S. government provides a wide array of employment based visas to allow skilled workers to live and work for specific employers in the United States, whether for a limited period of time or permanently.  Read more…

Family Based Visas and Immigration

Family-Based Visas and Immigration

Marriage is a major milestone and a reason for celebration, but if one partner is a foreign national, the couple must navigate US immigration law in order to settle in the United States.  This process is more complicated when it is a second marriage and/or when the partners seek to bring children from prior relationships to live together as one family in the United States.  Read more…

Immigration Problems

Immigration Problems – Removal and Relief

Life happens.  A divorce, an arrest, an expired visa or entry into the U.S. without the proper inspection.  We all have our own individual experience of personal struggle, and at Anderson Olver we know that these experiences can be roadblocks for our clients in meeting their immigration goals.  Fingerprint records from anywhere always find their way into DHS records.  USCIS officers closely scrutinize the prior immigration history of applicants for visas and for US citizenship. Read more…

Employer Sanctions

Employer Sanctions

Businesses need to strike a delicate balance when making hiring decisions.  Employers are required under federal law to confirm that their employees are authorized to work in the United States.  At the same time, employers must also complied with federal law that prohibits discrimination in hiring based on an employee’s citizenship and national origin.  Good record keeping is essential, as is knowledge of all potential areas of legal liability. Read More…