Main Practice Contacts

Brent T. Huddleston
+1 214.651.5307


In the News

Katie Chatterton in the Wall Street Journal: Immigrant Children Face a Long Journey Upon Arrival

Jordi Castanon illegally crossed into the U.S. at the age of 15 in 2009, seeking to run away from his abusive father in Guatemala. Mr. Castanon, now 20, is still waiting for his immigration case to be completed. >>



Recent Publications

Proper Conditional Certification Standard Still Uncertain Despite Fifth Circuit’s Implicit Approval of Two-Step Approach

Based on a review of recent district court cases, uncertainty remains regarding the proper standard for certifying a Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) collective action in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. >>

H-1Bs: It’s Almost Open Hunting Season for the 2015 Fiscal Year

Haynes and Boone, LLP’s Immigration Practice Group reminds employers with a need for Cap-Subject H-1B petitions – those applications that are subject to the annual numerical limit – that the filing window for Fiscal Year 2015 is about to open. Over the last three years, the Cap has been reached at a much earlier date. For Fiscal Year 2014, the Cap was reached within the first week of the filing period, which ended on April 5, 2013. >>

A Cautionary Tale: Use of B-1 Business Visitor Visas by Employees

The B-1 temporary visa category is intended to allow foreign nationals to visit the U.S. for temporary business purposes that do not rise to the level of gainful employment. Given the relative ease of obtaining a B-1 visa compared to other visa categories, some U.S. employers have encouraged or assisted foreign nationals in using the B-1 visa category for activities beyond its intended purpose. >>





Immigration

Given its complexity and frequent modifications, immigration law represents one of the biggest commercial and regulatory obstacles to the employment of key foreign personnel in the U.S. Our firm has the “client-centric” focus, depth and breadth of experience in the immigration sub-specialties that businesses require.

We work diligently to ensure that our clients maintain a solid understanding of the immigration laws that directly impact their organizations. We help our clients customize their immigration processes into meaningful methods for attracting global talent. Our combined client response practices and technology produce case feedback which is both timely and continuing.

Our ability to provide a broad array of immigration-related legal services such as audits, compliance, tax, business formation, employment law, and "white-collar/government-enforcement" defense services has proven valuable to clients of all sizes. Our foreign language capabilities and experience living and working abroad allow us to comfortably serve our clients in any corner of the world.

We have the ability to tackle the full spectrum of immigration matters, including:

Obtaining U.S. Immigration Status

  • H-1B Professional Nonimmigrant Visas
  • L-1 Intracompany Transferee Nonimmigrant Visas
  • TN (NAFTA) Professional Nonimmigrant Visas
  • E-1 and E-2 Treaty Trader/Investor Nonimmigrant Visas
  • Labor Certification Applications (PERM Applications)
  • Immigrant Petitions for Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researcher Aliens (EB-1)
  • Immigrant Petitions for Multinational Executives/Managers (EB-1)
  • National Interest Waivers (EB-2)
  • EB-5 Investors
  • EB-5 Regional Center Development
  • Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Residence
  • I-9 Compliance
  • Consular Processing

Counseling on Immigration Issues

  • Develop Client Immigration Compliance Programs
  • Counsel Clients on Immigration Issues Resulting from Mergers and Other Business Transactions
  • Defend Against Claims of Unlawful Immigration Practices
  • Conduct Immigration Due Diligence In Connection with Business Transactions
  • Conduct Audits of Client Immigration Documentation (I-9 Compliance)

Haynes and Boone was named Full Service Immigration Firm of the Year – Texas by Acquisition International Magazine in its 2014 Global Mobility & Immigration Awards.