Expansion of the United States economy into technological fields has fostered a need for companies to recruit talent overseas. The Immigration Group at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott has assisted numerous businesses and individuals in the processing of immigration matters.

The Group has assisted businesses from large multinational companies to small recently formed entities, universities, secondary schools, hospitals, manufacturers, service providers and computer developers. Individual clients include those seeking temporary or permanent visas to enter the United States on the basis of family ties, marriage, tourism, business activities, religious occupations, education and other employment opportunities. The International & Immigration Group also represents individuals seeking United States citizenship through naturalization or derivative citizenship.

The attorneys in the Immigration Group have handled hundreds of labor certification cases, as well as petitions directly to the Immigration Service designed to avoid labor certification, such as, extraordinary ability cases, national interest waiver cases and multinational executive and manager transferees. Our lawyers have handled numerous nonimmigrant petitions for specialty occupation workers (“H-1B”), temporary workers (“H-2B”), multinational managers, executives and specialized knowledge workers (“L”), investors and traders (“E”), students (“F”), visitors (“B”), media (“I”), religious workers (“R”), and fiancees (“K”).

The attorneys in the Immigration Group are active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association Immigration Practitioners Committee, and regularly represent clients at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ field office. The Group’s lawyers speak at national conferences on immigration law and they serve liaison functions between the various bar associations and government agencies.

What you need to know: H1B Visas and Green Cards