Joshua Mirer, co-chair of the Immigration Group, primarily practices U.S. immigration law, focusing on business immigration. The majority of his work involves advising businesses on nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for their employees and preparing visa petitions for submission to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. He also counsels employers on the Immigration Reform and Control Act and related issues, including I-9 and worksite enforcement issues. Mr. Mirer serves as primary outside counsel concerning U.S. immigration matters for national companies, such as United Technologies Corporation and all of its business units operating in the United States. He also counsels health centers and physicians groups in obtaining waivers of the two-year home residency requirement for J-1 physicians. Mr. Mirer has overseen the strategic filing of over 300 applications for labor certification under PERM since its inception in 2005.
Mr. Mirer co-authored a chapter concerning worksite compliance in a Matthew Bender publication on labor and employment law. He also served as a peer editor for the treatise Business Immigration Law & Practice, published in 2011 by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and is mentioned in the publication's acknowledgements.
Mr. Mirer served as a faculty member for Sterling Educational Services' immigration series in Boston, Hartford, and Long Island. He speaks annually for the Connecticut Business & Industry Association and the Connecticut Bar Association on business immigration and related topics. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt.