Who are we?
The immigration law firm of Krasnogor & Krasnogor LLP has been limited to matters of immigration, naturalization and consular law for over 26 years. The firm's practice
provides legal counsel to both domestic and international companies, small business owners, foreign national employees and individuals who need help with work visas, permanent residence, relative petitions, citizenship and other U.S. immigration benefits and procedures.
The firm is unique in being one of the only mother-daughter immigration law partnerships in the country.
Specific matters include:
Green Card - Permanent Residence
EB-5 Regional Centers
Professional/Specialty Occupation Workers
Relative Petitions (including Fiances)
Labor Certifications - Employer Sponsored
International Transfers - Executives/Managers/Specialized Knowledge
Business Investor Visas
Business Trade Visas
Health Care Workers
NAFTA Visas (for Canadian and Mexican Nationals)
Employer Sanctions and Employment Documentation
Entertainers, Athletes and Individuals with Extraordinary Ability
What is the firm's approach to the practice of immigration law?
- To provide the most knowledgeable, thorough, responsive, personalized and timely legal services.
- To navigate complex immigration laws and simplify them for clients.
- To act as negotiator or liaison between clients and various government agencies.
- To make available to clients easy access to experienced immigration counsel for information and advice.
- To strongly advocate for clients' immigration benefits.
- To provide case follow-up, as many immigration matters involve status expirations and strict filing deadlines.
In addition to approaching the practice of immigration law with the requisite degree of professionalism, scholarship, thoroughness and efficiency, we believe we are set apart by our high regard for professional ethics, under which our clients are assured of both confidentiality and full security under the law.
In regard to business related matters, we frequently work in consultation with a network of professionals, such as general practice or corporate attorneys, accounting firms and other service professionals to provide clients with a team of professional specialists working together.
Why is there a demand for immigration legal services?
U.S. immigration laws are increasingly complex and burdensome. They may also be harsh and punitive to an unsuspecting employer, immediate relative or even visiting foreign national. For example, the consequences to employers for even unknowing paperwork violations can be costly; an immediate relative of a foreign national may inadvertently jeopardize the foreign national's ability to obtain U.S. resident status; and a foreign visitor may act or fail to act in a way that could bar their return to the U.S. for many years or imperil lawful employment opportunities. A skilled immigration lawyer can assist clients in obtaining a successful outcome of their case, and do it expeditiously. Lawyers can act as negotiator or liaison between clients and the various branches of the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the state and federal Departments of Labor and the U.S. Department of State (usually embassies and consular posts abroad.)
When dealing with the complexities of the rights of foreign nationals and their employers, thorough, competent and ethical legal counsel and representation is of the utmost importance.
How do legal services help U.S. employers and foreign workers?
Today, the complexity and frequent changes in immigration laws have a significant impact on the workplace and on families. The firm assists employers and foreign workers by obtaining U.S. employment authorization for qualified foreign nationals on a temporary and/or permanent basis. Legal advice also helps ensure ongoing compliance with U.S. immigration laws, even after the hiring of the foreign worker. New U.S. immigration laws impose stiff penalties for employers who violate them, even unknowingly. Thus, we help employers ensure current and future compliance with U.S. immigration laws, and help the foreign professional successfully attain temporary work visas and the eagerly sought "green card," if eligible.