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Kerr Russell's immigration practice serves a diverse group of clients, including publicly-traded companies, privately-held businesses, start-up ventures, and families and individuals. Our practice encompasses all aspects of the international movement of employees, visitors, and family members.

Our attorneys assist employers and individuals in achieving their unique objectives, guiding clients through restrictive regulations and onerous filing requirements, while ensuring compliance with U.S. immigration law. In a world in which businesses operate across borders and the workforce must be agile and mobile, our immigration team offers comprehensive knowledge of immigration laws, policies, and procedures, and practical experience helping clients overcome their toughest immigration challenges.

Our experience includes:

  • Non-immigrant visas for temporary employment in the United States
  • Employment-based permanent residency
  • PERM Labor Certification
  • I-9 compliance training and audits
  • Assistance with government audits and investigations
  • Family-based permanent residency
  • Physician immigration, including J-1 waiver applications
  • Candidate eligibility review for immigration benefits
  • Outbound immigration
  • Naturalization

Our immigration lawyers are supported by a team of attorneys experienced in business law, employment law, taxation, and litigation which allows us to provide clients a comprehensive approach to planning and problem-solving.


Practicing Attorneys & Staff

Robert S. Anderson


Robert S. Anderson has significant experience in the areas of employment-based immigration and the...

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Kate M. McCarroll


Kate McCarroll practices and leads the firm's Immigration law practice group....

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Miroslava Orduño Rincón


Miroslava Orduño Rincón focuses her practice, and leads the firm’s practice group, in the...

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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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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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November 28, 2022

H-1B Status: Cap-Subject vs. Cap-Exempt

The most-used type of visa status in the United States is the H-1B. To qualify, a foreign worker must have at least a bachelor degree (or U.S. equivalent) related...

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November 10, 2022

Immigration Insider | November 2022

Green Card Validity Automatically Extended for 24 Months for Green Card Renewals Due to long processing times, USCIS announced that it will automatically extend green card validity for 24 months...

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September 15, 2022

Immigration Insider | September 2022

H-1B Lottery Cap Reached USCIS announced that it received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap for Fiscal Year 2023, which begins October 1, 2022....

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September 8, 2021

How Can a Dental Practice Sponsor a Foreign National to Work as a Dentist?

Question:  I would like to hire a foreign national to work as a dentist in my practice. What is the process from an U.S. immigration perspective? Answer:  In order to...

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November 2, 2023

Kerr Russell Ranked a “Best Law Firm” for 2024

Best Lawyers® has once again recognized Kerr Russell as a “Best Law Firm,” having ranked the firm regionally in 19 practice areas. Notably, Kerr Russell’s Appellate and Immigration practices...

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August 17, 2023

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

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence and are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More...

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November 3, 2022

Kerr Russell Ranked As U.S. News “Best Law Firm” 2023

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August 18, 2022

Kerr Russell Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America© 2023 and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

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November 15, 2021

16 Kerr Russell Attorneys Recognized As DBusiness 2022 Top Lawyers

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November 4, 2021

Kerr Russell Ranked As U.S. News “Best Law Firm” 2022

Kerr Russell has been ranked in the U.S. News and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 18 practice areas. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must...

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August 19, 2021

Kerr Russell Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® List

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