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Immigration, Nationality, and Consular Law Firm Serving Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC and Nationwide

Shulman Rogers’ Immigration, Nationality & Consular Practice Group provides clients with employment and family-based naturalization, consular and litigation immigration services. Clients include technology, start-up and emerging growth companies, as well as large corporations, small businesses and non-profit organizations, in a wide range of immigration matters.  Clients turn to us when engaged in the domestic and international transfer of foreign personnel, including executives, managers, and other highly skilled professionals. 

Shulman Rogers also successfully represents individuals of extraordinary and exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, education, business and athletics, as well as individuals seeking to unite with family members.

Naturalization Legal Services

After obtaining permanent residence, individuals may elect to pursue U.S. citizenship through naturalization. U.S. residence and physical presence are required for varying periods of time depending upon how one obtained his or her greencard in order to qualify. Other criteria affect one’s eligibility for naturalization often making the process more complex than initially apparent.

Fill out this form for a FREE evaluation of your credentials in order to determine if you might qualify for naturalization. Within 24 hours you will receive an email from an immigration attorney discussing your immigration options. Check if you qualify here:

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Extraordinary Ability (EB-1) Green Cards

We regularly work with individuals and corporations to prepare and file comprehensive EB-1 petitions that allow a “fast-track” process for obtaining Green Card status in the United States. The EB1-1 green card category is available to foreign nationals who demonstrate extraordinary ability in their field, whether the sciences, the arts, education, business or athletics. Our past and present clients include:

  • Individuals in the entertainment industry such as actors, musicians, producers and photographers
  • Leading researchers and scientists working at distinguished research institutions and agencies in such industries as biotechnology, pharmaceutical, engineering, manufacturing, IT, banking and others
  • Researchers and professors from leading universities in the United States and abroad

Applying through the first preference employment-based green card is attractive, because it does not involve the cumbersome and lengthy process of acquiring a labor certification (PERM), and the visa numbers are almost always current for the EB-1 application category. In addition, the applicant can file other immigration petitions under other appropriate categories (such as National Interest Waiver) while an EB-1 petition is pending. 

Fill out this form for a FREE evaluation of your credentials in order to determine if you might qualify for the EB-1 category. Within 24 hours you will receive an email from an immigration attorney discussing your immigration options. Check if you qualify here:

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Attorney Assistance with Preparing RFE Responses

In the current immigration climate, Requests for Evidence (RFEs) are increasingly common and frequently issued by USCIS.  Our law firm is always available to analyze and discuss solutions and strategies for an RFE response.

Please feel free to complete this RFE inquiry form, and we will be happy to provide a quote for our legal assistance.

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Our Practice Philosophy

Meticulous attention to detail, creative problem solving and a result-oriented focus are hallmarks of Shulman Rogers’ Immigration, Nationality & Consular Practice Group. We think the most effective way to deal with a problem is to prevent the problem before it occurs. Careful planning and foundation building at the initiation of a case ensures a smooth process on the track to the desired result.

  • Representing Indian consulting companies in high volume H-1B visa applications for third-party client placements.
  • On behalf of a solar industry company, secured United States Investor Visa for a key European investor.
  • Quickly obtained a green card approval for an Indian scientist involved in promising research on a neurological disease at a top-rated U.S. research institution.
  • Regularly secures green cards approvals for “aliens of extraordinary ability” on behalf of journalists, musicians and members of the film industry.
  • Successfully obtained investor visas for high net worth individual clients from Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Poland and Serbia.
  • Secured work visas for key UK personnel of the largest humanitarian mine clearance organization in the world.
  • Advised multinational company in transferring teams of engineers from India for training programs in Europe and the Middle East to facilitate development of operations abroad.

March 9, 2018
Last Call for H-1B Petitions
The immigration community is expecting that, as in prior years, the H-1B cap 2018 season will be very short — five business days. We urge employers to prepare for a very short H-1B season by identifying and initiating H-1B sponsorship cases now.

November 29, 2017
Trump Administration Moves to Increase H-1B Employer Site Visits
Although USCIS has been conducting random site visits since 2009, the Trump Administration has now directed USCIS to specifically target H-1B companies with 15% or more of their U.S. workforce under H-1B status.

October 3, 2017
Americans Continue to Relinquish U.S. Citizenship Under Trump
Americans living abroad continue to relinquish U.S. citizenship in record numbers. A trend started during the Obama administration continues under President Trump as well, and we can thank FATCA for that.

September 8, 2017
Ending DACA: What Employers Should Know
On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Homeland Security will end the DACA program in six months. In response to the White House decision, many industries including Silicon Valley giants are speaking out against it.

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DACA’s March 5th Deadline Has Passed – What Does it Mean for Dreamers?

 

Immigration – What to Expect in 2018

 

Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban To Take Full Effect

 

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