Robinson+Cole’s Immigration Group lawyers are experienced in all aspects of immigration law and offer a full range of immigration legal services. In addition to representing Fortune 100 and Global 500 companies, our lawyers have extensive experience representing colleges and universities throughout New England. We regularly prepare visa petitions and business immigration cases for submission to government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the U.S. Department of State and various U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. We provide a full range of immigration legal services for educational institutions. Our Immigration Group members regularly prepare submissions to all applicable government agencies and assist clients with employment eligibility verification and compliance. Our lawyers work with education clients on workforce matters relating to the following areas: 

  • preparing cap-exempt H-1B petitions for faculty and staff, as well as TN cases under NAFTA
  • counseling regarding J-1 visas for scholars and professors, as well as assisting with waivers of the 2-year home residency requirement
  • advising on student visa issues
  • filing labor certification-based green card cases, including Special Handling for faculty, as well as EB-1 petitions for outstanding researchers and professors, EB-1 extraordinary ability cases, and EB-2 NIW cases 
  • applications for adjustment of status to permanent resident
  • drafting policies regarding payment of visa costs and fees, as well as repayment agreements
  • complying with IRCA/I-9 Forms and deemed export issues
  • preparing O-1 petitions
  • assistance with consular processing

Using our Six Sigma processes, our Immigration Group helps clients employ top talent from around the world. We track cases on behalf of our clients, using a secure web-based system that allows employers ready access to up-to-date information, as well as customized reports.  Client service is our top priority. Our team of immigration attorneys has successfully handled thousands of immigration cases, including hundreds of non-immigrant petitions for cap-exempt entities (including colleges, universities and entities related to institutions of higher education). We are committed to a business model that provides clients with the following:

  • unparalleled responsiveness
  • direct access to lawyers
  • efficient, top-quality, results-driven case preparation
  • strategic planning advice consistent with business needs
  • compliance-minded counseling
  • a cutting-edge case management tracking system
  • secure online access to case status information
  • timely updates on relevant developments

Our Team
Our team of immigration attorneys has successfully handled thousands of immigration cases, allowing employers in various industries to hire key talent. Four members of our group have secured Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Our lawyers have written extensively on employment and immigration topics in publications such as Business Immigration Law & Practice, Worldwide ERC's Mobility magazine, Connecticut Lawyer and the Connecticut Law Tribune. Attorneys in the immigration practice group are also members of the National Association of Colleges and University Attorneys and the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors.