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Brown Immigration Law focuses on delivering successful corporate immigration solutions to support employers and foreign talent in a variety of high-growth startups and established businesses across the U.S. and beyond.

We provide timely and effective immigration services, specializing in all aspects of employment-based sponsorship, from nonimmigrant visas to permanent residency, and comprehensive strategies to support the short- and long-term goals of corporate clients and their highly skilled workers. Our approach is to make the complex, simple – we handle the details so our clients may realize their dreams.

Custom Employment-Based Immigration Solutions

Every business is unique, as is every immigration scenario. Working primarily with companies based in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, we understand the sense of urgency in high-growth industries as well as the critical and personal nature of the process to the employee. We balance those concerns by prioritizing efficiency and quality in everything we do.

Our support extends beyond the preparation and filing of immigration paperwork. We provide strategic roadmaps tailored to clients’ short- and long-term goals by partnering with the company and each employee to understand their needs and deliver timely and effective results.

01U.S. Immigration Services

We provide comprehensive support for U.S. companies seeking to employ highly skilled workers in the United States. Our team has extensive experience in a wide range of nonimmigrant classifications such as H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, E-3, J-1, F-1, and other temporary visa options. We also support every step of the green card process, including Permanent Labor Certification, I-140 Immigrant Petitions for all preference categories, and Adjustment of Status or immigrant visa processing.

02Canadian Immigration Services

We provide broad support for various Canadian immigration processes, focusing on skilled workers transferring to Canada and other individual Canadian immigration filings. This includes U.S. citizens with Canadian job offers, work permits for non-U.S. citizens under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Work Program and its International Mobility Program (IMP), among others. We also support paths to permanent residency, including express entry.

03Global Visa Services

We take the time to understand client needs and support global mobility at all levels of the organization. We assist with business travel across all countries and work with leading firms around the world to provide global visa services for short- and long-term employment outside of the U.S. and Canada.




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US Individual and Family Immigration
As we have previously reported, USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B cap will “open at noon Eastern on March 6, 2024, and run through noon Eastern on March 22, 2024.” Notably, the registration fee during the registration period starting in March 2024 will remain $10 but increase to $215 starting next year’s lottery in 2025 for FY 2026. Because of this dramatic increase in cost, we recommend our clients register as many employees as possible into this year’s lottery to take advantage of the $10 fee while applicable.
In a notice published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2023, the Department of State announced the beginning of the state-side visa renewal pilot program for a limited pool of H-1B holders. The pilot program will run from January 29, 2024, to April 1, 2024, with a total of 20,000 slots available for the pilot program.
Immigrant Services
USCIS reported on December 13, 2024, that the H-1B cap for fiscal year 2024 has been reached. As noted by the Service in its update, “USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2024.” As a review, this year, the H-1B lottery was conducted twice by USCIS to meet the cap – this update indicates that USCIS will not need to run a third lottery to meet the cap for FY 2024.
About Brown Immigration
In September, USCIS updated its policy on employment authorization documents (EADs) for specific categories such as refugees, asylees, those with pending applications for asylum or adjustment of status, and those seeking suspension of deportation or cancellation of removal. This policy update increased the maximum validity period for initial and renewal EADs, which is being increased from 2 years to 5 years for certain categories, including refugees, asylees, and those with pending applications for asylum or adjustment of status. Furthermore, the validity period for noncitizens paroled as refugees was also increased from 1 year to up to 5 years.
Border applications are very nervous occasions for me. I’ve had my share of difficult immigration inspectors. Brown Immigration Law prepared a very professional looking submission and coached me on what to say, and what not to say. They even selected a port that was friendly to my type of application. Despite how difficult the Management Consultant application process can be, and having been denied previously, they made it a smooth and easy experience and I thoroughly enjoyed my consulting project. I’ve recommended Brown Immigration Law to countless people since.
Non-profit consultantCalifornia
Brown Immigration Law represented a multinational tech company I worked for based in the Bay Area for 10 years when I left the company. I found my way back to tech 2 years later and immediately recommended them when my new employer had significant problems getting results from a large international immigration law firm. They immediately won employees over with their hands on approach and they fixed all of the problem cases expertly and efficiently (as fast as they could given how slow USCIS moves!)! They even recognized a fix for one of our executives the other firm had not contemplated. We’ve been thrilled with the work and outcome Brown Immigration Law has delivered the last three years!
Senior HR DirectorMobile Tech Development Company
Brown Immigration Law was resourceful, helpful, and very professional in our first dealings. I was hired into a senior leadership position and they made the transition on the immigration side seamless. After securing my non-immigrant status they went to work on my green card. I dragged along the process, but Brown Immigration Law kept me on schedule. I chose to leave the company and I found another senior position running a small startup. As part of the agreement, I wanted Brown Immigration Law to be able to help me with future immigration needs. They ultimately filed my green card application and while it was pending the company was bought and I found yet a third employer. It was stressful to break new ground in immigration law when needing your status to work and achieve company objectives. Despite my career changes they stuck with me, always knew the most important and relevant aspects of my case, and convinced the government I was an Alien of Extraordinary Ability. I don’t think this would have been possible without Brown Immigration Law’s help. The third employer liked what they did so much, they have been immigration counsel for all employees five years running.
Senior Exec.CA Tech Industry
I approached the Green Card process with much trepidation and fear, and it was also a new thing for my management team to deal with. Brown Immigration Law held our hands throughout the process and was always available for questions and advice pre-green card and after green card. The process went very smooth and I recommend to help with future immigration issues for our staff. They have since helped our organization tremendously.
Academic in NY
I first worked with Brown Immigration Law starting in 2012 when Brown took over for our San Francisco based immigration law firm. They immediately set our mind at ease with hiring a Midwest law firm, with their attention to our employees and excellent work. After working with Brown for four years I asked my new employer to transfer their cases soon after I arrived. They immediately found some issues that were concerns for us and helped us resolve some problems as soon as they took over. We value the work Brown Immigration Law does to keep our employees in status and focused on the task at hand, not their immigration process!
HR Mgr.Previously in Financial Tech., now in Pharma

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