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Robert S. Anderson

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313.961.0200

Fax: 313.961.0388

Robert S. Anderson has significant experience in the areas of employment-based immigration and the representation of local, national, and international companies in obtaining authorization for employees to work permanently or temporarily in the United States.

Biography

Robert counsels and represents clients in the full spectrum of immigration legal issues as applied to their workforces and staff, including all aspects of the international movement of personnel (inbound and outbound work authorization status); formulating and implementing short-and/or long-term employment plans; obtaining appropriate immigrant (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3) and non-immigrant (H-1B, L-1, E-1 and E-2, O-1, P-1, R-1, TN) employment classifications; managing the Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM); advising on immigration compliance including Forms I-9, E-Verify and LCA files; and obtaining temporary visitor and work visas for employment in foreign countries. Robert also conducts internal immigration audits and in-house training.

Robert works with a wide range of companies, including Fortune 500 corporations, non-profit organizations, and start-up enterprises in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, automotive, beverage, tier-one and tier-two suppliers, engineering, and information technology, among others.  He has been named among The Best Lawyers in America© since 2020.

Prior to joining Kerr Russell, Robert served as a senior attorney in the Immigration Law Practice of Miller Canfield. Previously, he was the Managing Member of Robert S. Anderson & Associates, a law firm focused on immigration; and was previously associated with a regional immigration law practice.

Representative Matters

  • Employment-based non-immigrant petitions, with expertise regarding E-2, individual and blanket L-1 petitions, H-1Bs, Ps, Os and TNs
  • Permanent residence processes, including PERM and First Preference EB-1, Multinational Executives and Managers
  • Immigrant visas - Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing
  • I-9 and immigration-related compliance training
  • Department of Labor/Department of Homeland Security audits
  • Family-based immigration petitions
  • Naturalization

Contact info:

313.961.0200

Fax: 313.961.0388

Robert S. Anderson has significant experience in the areas of employment-based immigration and the representation of local, national, and international companies in obtaining authorization for employees to work permanently or temporarily in the United States.

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter
    • Immigration Committee Co-Chair
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Past CBP Liaison Chair, Michigan Chapter

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Michigan

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, L.L.M.
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.
  • Michigan State University, B.A.

Contact info:

313.961.0200

Fax: 313.961.0388

Robert S. Anderson has significant experience in the areas of employment-based immigration and the representation of local, national, and international companies in obtaining authorization for employees to work permanently or temporarily in the United States.

March 25, 2024

Immigration Insider | March 2024

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December 21, 2023

Immigration Insider | December 2023

H-1B Cap Reached On December 13, USCIS announced that it received enough H-1B petitions to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S....

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September 12, 2023

Immigration Insider | September 2023

Revised Form I-9 and Verification Procedures As a reminder, the revised I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification form must be used by all employers by November 1, 2023. In addition, new regulations provide...

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August 17, 2023

Kerr Russell Attorneys Recognized By Best Lawyers In America© 2024 And Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch

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July 26, 2023

Immigration Insider | July 2023

Revised Form I-9 and Verification Procedures As a reminder, by August 30, 2023, employers must complete in-person physical inspection of employee documents that were reviewed remotely pursuant to flexibilities permitted...

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July 17, 2023

Ensure I-9 Compliance to Avoid Steep Fines

On November 6, 1986, the U.S. Government enacted the Immigration Reform and Control Act requiring employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all individuals hired to perform...

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June 16, 2023

Immigration Insider | June 2023

End to COVID-19 I-9 Flexibilities During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security implemented an inspection deferral policy for I-9 completion which provided flexibility to employers reviewing identity and...

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April 27, 2023

Immigration Insider | April 2023

Priority Date Retrogression With the May 2023 Visa Bulletin, the U.S. Department of State announced that priority dates will retrogress for the employment-based 2nd and 3rd preference categories for all...

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February 9, 2023

Immigration Insider | February 2023

Fiscal Year 2024 H-1B Lottery Filings USCIS has announced that the H-1B registration period for the FY 2024 lottery will be open from March 1, 2023 (noon EST) to March...

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January 18, 2023

Immigration Insider | January 2023

Extension of Non-Immigrant Visa Interviews Waiver The U.S. Department of State announced that it will extend the authority of consular officers to waive in-person interviews for some non-immigrant visa categories...

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