Law Office of Daniel S. Castaneda helps employers resolve their immigration issues in a wide range of industries, including research, finance, information technology, telecommunications, healthcare, and oil and gas. If you are hiring an employee from overseas, are concerned about complying with the regulations and guidelines outlined by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), or have concerns about navigating the complex U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) process, I have a proven record of success. I have helped businesses secure non-immigrant, temporary employment visas for international employees. I have also helped many foreign national workers obtain legal permanent resident status (“green cards”) through employment or investment.
Every visa comes with its own set of essential criteria, which your qualifications must match precisely. Mistakes on your application can mean delays or even denial. That is why it is necessary to recruit an experienced immigration attorney who can gather the documentation and evidence that supports your eligibility. Because immigration laws and policies often change, I am dedicated to maintaining and deepening my knowledge so that you can advance smoothly through USCIS’s complex visa process.
Even if your business has just one employee, you are required to comply with INA requirements on employment eligibility. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) enforces INA provisions addressing employment eligibility, employment verification and nondiscrimination. The consequences of an employer hiring unauthorized workers or failing to properly complete and retain an Employment Eligibility Verification Form, commonly known as a Form 1-9, can include criminal charges and penalties.
I thoroughly examine acceptable forms of documentation, confirm your employees’ citizenship or eligibility to work in the United States, and help you conduct self-audits of your 1-9s each year to ensure they been completed accurately. I also provide you with personalized immigration counsel so you can take proactive measures against discrimination lawsuits arising from improperly handled 1-9 forms under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).
To schedule a consultation with Law Office of Daniel S. Castaneda in my San Diego, California office, call me at (619) 558-0916 or contact me online.