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Drummond Woodsum's immigration team represents businesses, individuals and families on all aspects of immigration law and procedures throughout New England and the country.

We assist businesses with immigration filings in all non-immigrant visa categories, labor certification, permanent residence status for key alien employees, and employment compliance including I-9 compliance reviews, trainings and defense in ICE enforcement matters. We also have experience in the complex area of export control licensing and its interaction with immigration law – an area of heightened scrutiny by the federal government.

We also represent scores of individuals and families seeking marriage-based permanent residence, naturalization or family reunification.

Our expertise is enhanced by a state-of-the-art technology platform which allows us to automate filing preparation and provides real-time access to case updates and report generation for our clients – all within a cost-effective fee structure with no surprises.

Permanent Residence Processing
In the first step in the “Pathway to Citizenship”, we can help you secure permanent residence for your foreign workers or obtain permanent residence based on business investment in the U.S.  Our attorneys can provide the following services:

  • PERM Labor Certification - first of the three-step process for employees offered permanent employment in the U.S.
  • Multinational Executive and Manager - two-step process for certain executives and managers
  • Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researcher Program - for those workers who have risen to the very top
  • National Interest Waiver - for those employees whose work is in our national interest
  • EB-5 Investor - $500,000 investment in a Regional Center; $1,000,000 investment in a new U.S. business or an on-going business

Corporate Compliance
The government is clamping down on regulatory compliance. We can assist you with proactive steps to avoid government fines, defend you in the event of an audit or raid and provide the following services:

  • I-9 Compliance, Internal Auditing and Audit Defense
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Due Diligence in Areas of I-9 and Visa Status Maintenance
  • LCA Document Retention and Wage Compliance
  • Export Controls

Employment Visa Processing
Our team of seasoned immigration attorneys can obtain the employment visas you need to hire talented foreign workers or to start up a business venture in the U.S.

  • H-1B1/E-3 Specialty Occupation or “Professional” Visas
  • L-1A and L-1B Intra-company Transferee Visas
  • TN Professional Visas for Canadians and Mexicans
  • J-1/H-3 Training Programs
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visas
  • B-1 Business Visitor Visas
  • E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader/Treaty Investor Visas
  • P Visas for athletes, artists and entertainers
  • R Visa for Professional Religious Workers

Our clients include companies in the following industries:

  • Information Technology
  • Software Development
  • Health Care
  • Colleges, Universities and Schools
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial Services Consulting
  • Multi-National Corporations
  • Religious Organizations
  • Trade Groups