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Employers looking to access the best global talent, ensure compliance with immigration-related workplace requirements and manage an increasingly diverse workforce, rely on Jackson Lewis’ Immigration Practice Group. Servicing clients of all sizes, across all industries, we provide comprehensive benefits, multijurisdictional compliance, litigation and regulatory services and strategies for the migration of critical staff and hiring of foreign workers. From obtaining visas while minimizing bureaucratic delay and training management on non-discrimination and I-9 employment eligibility verification best practices, to defending employers in DHS civil and criminal workplace investigations and representing key executives involved with immigration detention and removal proceedings, we anticipate clients’ needs and develop creative, efficient solutions for ever-evolving business environments.

PathWay: Automated immigration case management

Our proprietary PathWay VIA JLsystem helps employers and their foreign nationals and recruiters account for every step of the visa process. It provides real-time updates, state-of-the-art reporting tools and more to eliminate redundant processes and keep workplace immigration tasks on track. Customizable for each client’s combination of industry, size and distinctive business need, PathWay allows users to personalize the platform for greater transparency, ease, predictability and reliability.


Your entry to better mobility management

“Combined with our immigration attorneys’ personalized service, PathWay gives businesses the best experience and results available on the market.” – Amy Peck

Non-immigrant and immigrant visas

We assist employers in obtaining the visas and employment authorizations needed to transfer executives, managers, key personnel or new hires to the U.S. Our services include preparing and filing all types of non-immigrant and immigrant visa applications in virtually all visa categories. We strive to provide innovative immigration solutions when standard immigration strategies are insufficient.

We pride ourselves on our ability to handle client issues quickly and efficiently.

Assistance with regulatory compliance

Our attorneys provide regulatory compliance services to help clients navigate the various immigration-related regulations applicable to employers, particularly with respect to the requirements of Form I-9, Social Security No-Match Letters, the E-Verify system and agency enforcement matters. Our services include assistance with I-9 compliance and employment eligibility verification training, I-9 corporate policy drafting, I-9 internal audits and compliance risk assessments, Social Security No-Match Letter guidance and policy drafting, counsel on the use of E-Verify, and representation in immigration investigations, civil I-9 audits and agency worksite enforcement actions.

Immigration counsel for corporate transactions

We offer guidance on the immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions, reductions-in-force and other corporate transactions, with the goal of reducing the risk of potential immigration-related liabilities.

Outbound immigration and consular assistance

We partner with our International Employment practice group on cross-border human resource issues, such as expatriate assignment policies and agreements, global human resource polices, global business ethics policies, totalization agreements and data privacy compliance.

We also offer onsite assistance at overseas U.S. Consulate or Embassy for U.S. employees traveling abroad or for foreign employees entering the U.S., specifically representing employees and other applicants with security issues or visa application complications.

We coordinate the outbound transfers of U.S. employees to overseas worksites, often utilizing our strong and longstanding relationships with overseas law firms. 

Immigration policy advocacy

Our Washington, D.C. presence allows us to provide clients with government affairs support on immigration policy, laws and regulations in Congress and the Executive Branch. We keep clients abreast of potential changes in immigration policy, regulations and laws, and also help clients to be proactive in advocating for positive changes and against proposals harmful to employers within the Legislative or Executive Branches.

Our firm maintains a robust Washington, D.C. presence to foster open channels with government agency decision-makers. 

Processing times

USCIS Service Centers and the National Benefits Center process applications and petitions from the different jurisdictional regions of the U.S.:

  • California Service Center
  • Nebraska Service Center
  • Texas Service Center
  • Vermont Service Center
  • National Benefits Center in Missouri

Depending on the number of applications or petitions filed with a particular Service Center, the processing times of the different Service Centers may vary.

Access the most recent U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Service Center Processing Times report. 

The USCIS issues periodic processing time reports for each Service Center. 

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