Immigration Law

At Dunn & Davison, we practice all aspects of immigration law including employment and family-based visas, asylum, immigration relief for victims of domestic violence and violent crime, removal proceedings, naturalization, and federal appeals. Our attorneys in the McCrummen Immigration Law Group are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and, in addition to traditional legal representation, are actively involved in advocacy on behalf of the rights of immigrants.


Immigration Law for Businesses

Immigration Law for Individuals


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  • Practice Group Members

  • Representative Experience

    • Business Immigration
      • Representing employers and individuals in obtaining various work visas and permanent residence based on employment
        • Experience managing large ongoing case load of multiple immigration applications for large corporate employers
      • Successful completion of thousands of temporary work visas for professionals (H-1B), intracompany transferees (L-1, including blanket L petitions), NAFTA professionals from Mexico and Canada (TN), treaty-based traders and investors (E1/2), business visitors (B-1), extraordinary ability aliens (O-1), religious workers (R-1), student visas and work authorization (F-1), exchange students (J-1), etc.
        • Employer I-9 compliance and audits, avoiding unfair immigration-related employment practices, employer sanctions, and federal E-verify system
      • Applications for alien labor certification with the Department of Labor (PERM)
        • Petitions for outstanding researchers at universities and private employers
        • Special handling for college and university teachers
        • National interest waivers, outstanding researchers and professors
        • Extraordinary ability aliens
        • Multinational managers
        • Religious workers
      • Consular processing issues for workers traveling and obtaining visas abroad
      • Advice to universities and government entities regarding immigrant employees, SEVIS compliance, employment authorization documents, etc.
      • Outbound visa issues for domestic personnel traveling and working abroad, including visas in Canada, Mexico, Australia
      • Administrative Appeals with the Board of Alien Labor Certification (BALCA), Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), and similar bodies
      • EB 5 Employment Creation (Investors) Immigrant Visa Program
      • Representation of employer in DOL investigation of Labor Condition Application (LCA) compliance
      • Guidance to employers regarding ICE audits and DHS site visits
      • Conrad 30 Physician applications for waiver of the J-1 2 year home residence requirement

    • Family Immigration
      • Work with U.S. citizens and permanent residents seeking visas to be reunited with foreign family members.
        • Continuing support of clients through one of the hardest parts of the relocation process - visa processing at U.S. consulates around the world. including new consular security checks, personal interviews, new forms and documentary requirements, increased consular scrutiny of approved USCIS petitions
        • Work with congressional offices for problem cases
        • Nonimmigrant waivers of inadmissibility under INA 212(d)(3)
        • Third country national and consular processing of non-immigrant visa applications in Mexico and Canada
        • Diversity lottery processing
        • Immigrant waivers of inadmissibility
      • Permanent residence for noncitizens based on U.S. family relationships
      • Child Status Protection Act issues
      • Affidavits of support, work cards, travel documents
      • Driver's license issues
      • Extreme hardship waivers of inadmissibility
      • Applications on behalf of unaccompanied minors in the United States

    • Removal Defense
      • Multiple successful asylum cases from countries around the world, including Somalia, Sudan, The Gambia, Russia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Kenya, Cameroon, Burundi, China, Mexico, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Palestine, Iraq, etc.
        • Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents of the United States
        • Requests for voluntary departure
        • Defense of criminal grounds of deportation

    • Federal Litigation
      • Gatimi v. Holder, 578 F. 3d 611 - Court of Appeals, 7th Cir. 2009 - Won reversal of a denied asylum application leading to a change in the interpretation of "particular social groups" for asylum applicants
      • Marin-Rodriguez v. Holder, 612 F.3d 591, 592-93 (7th Cir. 2010) - Published decision rejecting the BIA's denial of jurisdiction in motions to reopen or reconsider for departed immigrants

  • Related Practice Groups

    • Employer compliance, audits and training
    • Visa options for workers
    • Temporary options for workers and visa categories
    • Permanent options for workers